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Elemental pairs zinc technology with regenerated fibres

19th Oct 2019

Elemental Essentials, a New York City based sustainable clothing brand, has paired anti-microbial zinc technology with sustainable or regenerated fibres in what is called Zincore Technology. The technology uses the power of zinc to prevent and eliminate over 99 per cent of bacteria and has been used to produce a line of socks, tee-shirts, and...

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Iowa State University developing high performance PPE

10th Oct 2019

Scientists from Iowa State University are carrying out research to develop the next generation of high performance PPE. Firefighters and first responders need effective personal protective equipment (PPE) that provides the right combination of functionality, protection and comfort. The project aims to improve firefighter safety, health or wellness.

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CutPRO's 2020 range to reduce injuries in glass industry

30th Sep 2019

British cut resistant clothing brand, CutPRO, has launched its 2020 product range in order to help glass producers around the globe to reduce the number and severity of cut injuries and lacerations. With the new collection, CutPRO is has also established close relationships with some of the world's leading producers of float and high-performance glass.

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ORR Safety to be exclusive distributor of Under Armour

30th Sep 2019

ORR Safety Corp, a subsidiary of ORR Corp, has entered into an agreement with Under Armour (UA) to be its exclusive distributor to industrial safety market in US. UA products are now available to ORR Safety customers. As the relationship progresses, ORR Safety is looking forward to collaborating with UA to create products specifically for safety...

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Coats unveils FlamePro Splash Protect

16th Sep 2019

Coats, the world's leading industrial thread company, has unveiled a new product FlamePro Splash Protect, for the personal protection sector. The FlamePro Splash Protect fabric has been specifically designed to have thermal resistance and metal-shedding properties which protect against radian heat, flame, metal molten splash and other smelting hazards.

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Gore displaying high-performance solutions at DSEI

12th Sep 2019

Gore is displaying its high-performance solutions at the Defense & Security Equipment International (DSEI), London. From cables and assemblies for vehicles and aircraft to fabric technologies for soldiers to ensure operational readiness, success, and safety - all are at display. Main attractions include high speed data cables and Pyrad fabric...

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DragynSkyn unveils new compression apparel

6th Sep 2019

DragynSkyn has come up with new compression apparel, designed to perform and function under ballistic body armour. Through a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign, DragynSkyn has released its Extreme Base Apparel to the public for pre-order and investment opportunities. The armour uses a patent-pending, three-layer design which pulls moisture away fast.

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Ballyclare signs national framework deal

28th Aug 2019

Workwear manufacturer Ballyclare has signed a major new national framework deal for the UK Fire and Rescue Service. Under the 4-year deal, Ballyclare will provide stationwear to numerous fire services who have already signed up to Lot 1 of the National Framework Agreement for the Provision of Workwear. Initially, Ballyclare will supply some 120,000...

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Demand for flame resistant apparel to grow by 6.5% by 2027

7th Aug 2019

Buoyed by strong growth prospects, manufacturers of flame resistant apparel are focusing on developing flame resistant apparel that is comfortable, stylish, sustainable and innovative, according to a report in quarterly 'Performance Apparel Markets'. The demand for flame resistant apparel is forecast to grow by 6.5 per cent per annum between 2018 and...

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