Sandler to commence production in the US

Setting up a production plant in the USA, multi-technological German nonwoven leader Sandler AG creates an active point of entry into the North American market. Opening a plant in Perry, Houston County, Georgia in 2016...

The Lexus Hoverboard

For years, designers and startups have been attempting to mimic fiction and create a hoverboard like the one famously piloted by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. Those efforts have only accelerated...

Wearable LED bicycle lock doubles as a safety strip

Australian designers Tosika Maluma and Carson Tully have created a wearable bicycle lock with built-in LED lights designed to boost cyclist's safety. Billed as a world’s first, the LED-laden Vivid Lock can be worn across...

FATS bulletproof life vest self-inflates when it hits the water

Bulletproof vests are great if you happen to get shot, but what happens if you get shot on a boat and fall overboard or have to dive into choppy waters to escape a fire?...

American Mills Focusing on Protective Fabrics for Energy Workers

With America once again leading the world in energy production, the need for flame resistant clothing (FRC) to protect US oil, gas, and electrical workers is on the rise, driving an examination of safety...

Lenzing presents FR heat protection fibre at Interschutz 2015

Lenzing, a leading manufacturer of man-made cellulosic fibres, is exhibiting its Lenzing FR fibre, as a complete solution for applications in firefighter protective clothing, at Interschutz, the largest international venue for experts in fire...
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Innovative Materials – Rigid-Inflatable Boats and Life Rafts

ContiTech Presents Innovative Materials ContiTech will present a new material for rigid-inflatable boats at Techtextil for the first time. "As a well-known supplier in the field of high-performance materials for recreational and working boats, we want...
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Poles are changing the bulletproof vest industry

Bulletproof vests made in Poland In light of the current economic climate there is a great deal of interest in developing new defence technology – something Polish scientists have greatly contributed towards. The continually changing geopolitical situation forces...
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Safil exhibits its yarn range for functional fabrics at Performance Days

Safil, the Italian spinning company, expands its offer by presenting a range of performing yarns for functional garments, made of innovative blends of natural and technical fibres, at Performance Days, the leading trade fair...
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Protective membrane solutions provider eVent fabrics

Membrane specialist eVent fabrics will feature its numerous technologies and fabrics used in footwear, apparel and accessories at the upcoming Techtextil show, which takes place next month (4-7 May) in Frankfurt, Germany. While the US...
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