Unifrax launches new Insulfrax LTX thermal blankets

February 27th, 2018

Unifrax recently unveiled its new Insulfrax LTX Products, lightweight, needled low-biopersistent blankets. The new product has been designed to offer lower thermal conductivity in a variety of industrial thermal management applications. According to the company, Insulfrax LTX Blankets are inorganic and binder-free, which may result in less dust.  The company says the blankets are now […]

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Shoe made with yarn derived from castor oil

February 26th, 2018

Tiziano Guardini, a designer who has made sustainability the distinctive feature of his original creations, has added a bio-based shoe his new sustainable collection. Made by Santoni, producer of seamless machines, the shoe displays futuristic lines and a seamless upper made entirely of bio-based Evo® yarn by Fulgar, an Italian manufacturer. The yarn’s biomass source […]

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Supreme introduces a dual reflective and conductive smart yarn

February 26th, 2018

Specialty yarn producer Supreme Corp., Conover, N.C., announces its new, custom smart yarn. Supreme, with its VOLT Smart Yarns and partner JRC REFLEX, have developed and produced a specialty smart yarn that combines the patented processes of VOLT Smart Yarns and Coated Reflective Yarn (CRY®) to deliver a highly conductive and reflective material. The partnership […]

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RICOSTA shoes will have Sympatex eco-friendly linings

February 26th, 2018

Sympatex Technologies announces that RICOSTA shoes will use Sympatex 100 percent recycled lining materials in creating its eco-friendly children’s shoes. The linings consist of global recycled standard or bluesign® certified polyester fibers made from recycled PET bottles. According to Sympatex, compared to producing 1 kilogram of new polyester fibers, the production of 1 kilogram of […]

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When performance matters most

February 26th, 2018

Testing is a complex and critical part of the manufacturing process for protective and occupational gear. It may be impossible to guarantee personal protective equipment (PPE) in extreme circumstances, but today’s testing standards can offer proven performance for PPE, occupational gear and equipment, and the fabrics they incorporate. Following an industry-standard testing process is critical […]

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G4 combat uniform by Crye, Invista

February 23rd, 2018

Crye Precision and Invista’s Cordura brand have teamed up to create a new military uniform. According to Fibre2Fashion, the G4 Uniform is made from Crye Precision’s proprietary VTX rip-stop material and constructed with stretch Cordura Nyco fabric technology. The G4 Uniform features a slim-cut design intended to reduce bulk and enhance wearer comfort under body […]

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Rock Face releases FR base layers for military markets

February 19th, 2018

Base layer clothing brand Rock Face has released flame-resistant (FR) and performance base layer products to enhance their offerings to military and tactical markets. In addition to FR properties, Rock Face’s base layers use Coville’s climaGuard, a textile technology that blends water-attracting and water-repelling fibers that allows garments to breathe, wick moisture and dry quickly. […]

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ELFA announces equipment acquisition trends

February 16th, 2018

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) predicts U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend over $1.6 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment (including software) in 2018. ELFA also says that in 2018, businesses are expected to make their largest capital investments since 2012. The organization assists businesses and financiers in understanding the […]

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Massif secures approval for new flight suit

February 15th, 2018

Massif, a producer of flame-resistant technical apparel for the U.S. military, has attained Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) approval for its new 2-Piece Flight Suit. Fiber2Fashion reports that the company designed the flight suit using direct user feedback across multiple branches and platforms. The Massif team set out to enhance the capabilities of military service […]

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