D3O® Smart Skin provides a low-profile protective layer

April 2, 2013  |  What's New?

Designed for sports applications, D3O® Smart Skin provides a lightweight and low-profile protective layer that can be directly applied to the garment for better comfort, flexibility and a low-profile geometry. It features the British company’s new D3O Aero technology–a lightweight, soft, open-c…
Nylon fabric proven to cool wearers

April 2, 2013  |  What's New?

NILIT® Breeze is a nylon 6.6 fiber proven to cool wearers by almost one degree Celsius in comparison to fabrics knitted with standard fibers. The yarn’s cooling effect comes from a special cross section—the insertion of an inorganic additive in the polymer itself and a unique texturing process.…
Spider silk sings in violin strings

March 1, 2013  |  What's New?

Spider silk, a sticky protein combination that creates flexible threads with the tensile strength of steel, is a natural substance fascinating to material scientists, who have investigated possible applications in everything from ballistic protection to medical devices. The problem is that spiders d…
Top-coated for architecture

January 2, 2013  |  What's New?

Seaman Corp. has two new additions to its architectural product line: Shelter-Rite® Brite™ fabrics with two high-end top coats, Kynar® fluoropolymer (Arkema) and Tedlar® fluoropolymer (DuPont). The top coats, combined with the proven high-strength Shelter-Rite base fabric, offer superior weathe…
Dow introduces Silvadur™ antimicrobial treatment for textiles

October 11, 2012  |  What's New?

Dow Microbial Control (DMC), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., has introduced Silvadur™ Antimicrobial, a new microbial control technology that provides long-lasting freshness and reliable protection against unwanted bacteria that can cause unpleasant odors, decay, rot and discoloration in f…
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics offers new flexible composites

September 1, 2012  |  What's New?

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics IFAI Expo 2012 Booths: 2348, 2449 What: Coretech composites Why: New flexible composite platform enables high performance and cost-effective barrier solutions. PTFE film and fiber layers for different properties, a range of woven and nonwoven fabrics to meet tensile…
NanoHorizons announces issuance of U.S. patent for wash-durable antimicrobial textiles and fibers

June 14, 2012  |  What's New?

NanoHorizons Inc., a technology company focused on the development of nanoscale antimicrobial additives for healthcare, textile, and industrial applications, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent 8,183,167 B1 covering an antimicrobial and antifungal textile s…
Multiple emergencies, one suit

June 1, 2012  |  What's New?

The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) of Illinois stands ready to bring emergency fire, medical and incident command resources anywhere in the state. Teams may be responding to fires, chemical spills, explosions, tornados or terrorist threats, but the protective apparel worn by MABAS’s first res…
Consistent testing in body armor density

June 1, 2012  |  What's New?

Areal density is used throughout the body armor industry to make pound-for-pound performance comparisons of armor systems, and is frequently listed among required attributes of procurement contracts—despite the lack of a standardized test method. H.P. White Laboratory Inc., near Baltimore, Md., is…
Teijin develops first mass-production aramid nanofiber

May 18, 2012  |  What's New?

Teijin Techno Products Limited, a Teijin group company producing advanced aramid fibers, has announced its development of the world’s first mass-producible aramid nanofiber to offer reliable heat and oxidation resistance together with high quality. Until now, aramid nanofibers have been produced o…