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Protective Apparel


Creating a more breathable, reusable N95 mask

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Rapid growth expected for medical textiles

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Global perspectives on the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from COVID-19

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Reicofil testing lines at its technology center in Troisdorf, Germany, producing emergency meltblown

With shortages of PPE constantly making headlines over the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized, more than ever, the world’s current reliance on synthetic polymers and fibers in single-use disposables. Where will this leave initiatives to develop more sustainable fibers and encourage longer lasting products, with the end goal of eventually achieving a …

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Reifenhäuser Reicofil

The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the reliance by the U.S. on Asian supply chains for much-needed Personal Protective Equipment essential to deal with the situation. Of primary importance is the supply of medical/surgical facemasks and gowns for healthcare workers. INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is currently assisting many government groups trying to …

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Cut-Tex Pro cut-resistant fabric

UK based PPSS Group has a fine global reputation when it comes to high performance body armour and their passionate desire to protect public facing frontline professionals, such as police, prison and security professionals. However, it really is their knitted cut resistant fabric Cut-Tex® PRO that has made headlines over the recent months. The firm …

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FR fabrics for emergency responders from TenCate.

By Geoff Fisher, European Editor

The second half of the 20th century saw a dramatic increase in the need for personal protection. The rise of health and safety requirements in the workplace has required the use of protective apparel for workers in many industries, while the threat of chemical and biological terrorist attacks, as well as natural pandemics, have become key political issues.

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INVISTA T420HT fiber technology is one of the brand’s latest advancements for lightweight, breathable and quick-drying combat uniforms.

Invista’s Cordura brand specializes in the development of high-performance fabrics and fiber technologies used in a wide range of apparel, bags, packs, footwear and other products where durability is paramount.

With a strong military/tactical heritage and a 50-year history of innovative, durable solutions, the company has for several decades been delivering the fabrics of choice for protective gear and clothing with

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