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Protective Textiles: Inspired by Nature
Elizabeth Miller

For ages, Earth's diversity has driven humans to enhance textiles using nature's inspiration. While no single species can thrive in all environments, many have evolved through natural selection to endure challenging conditions. Scientists are using this to humanity’s advantage, creating innovations in protective textiles based on these very adaptations.

High Altitude Clothing for Defence Personnel
Oinam Roselyn Devi

Soldiers are accustomed to rigorous physical activity like running and carrying equipment and weapons. Excessive activity in cold climate followed by inactivity results in hypothermia, whereas high work rates while wearing layers of protective clothing in hot climate leads to hyperthermia. Sometimes these conditions can even lead to illness or death.

Investigation into electromagnetic shielding efficiency of conductive knitted fabrics
Bahadur Goonesh Kumar S Rosunee M. Bradshaw

With the rising ubiquity of a wide range of electronic devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops) and the electromagnetic (EM) waves associated with them, it is becoming increasingly important that cost effective and versatile EM shielding technologies be developed. The two major problems associated with EM waves are that they destructively interfere.

New perspective for protective clothing and PPE recycling

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a major role in enabling professionals to work safely in adverse environments. Kermel looks at developments in the PPE industry. There has been a growth in the number of industries where it is impractical or illegal to work without protective gear. Fire Resistant (FR) PPE is worn by personnel working in environments where they are likely to...

Paradigm shift in usage of Flame Retardant Fabrics signals shift in safety focus
Sushil Behl

Flame retardant fabrics, as the name implies, are used where exposure to fire and risk of accidents are high. Flame retardants help reduce fire damage on people, the environment and tangible assets. Perhaps its most important function is the safety of humans, now acknowledged as the most important factor in productivity and growth.

Challenges in Designing Protective Garments
Yuvaraj. K. S

In the range of every day fashionable clothing the design is a mean of achieving a positive reaction of an observer and potential customer. It is in human nature to respond on visual experience of an object, meaning the surroundings objects as well as clothing and other product for personal everyday use.

An Overview of Flame Retardant Nonwoven Fabrics
Mazharul Islam Kiron

Nonwovens are finding more and more applications requiring flame retardancy in areas that were once the sole domain of woven textiles; Nonwoven products are mainly manufactured using synthetic fibers such as polyolefin, polyester or nylon that represent highly flammable products.

Anti-Bacterial Assessment of Bamboo-Cotton Fiber Blended Textiles
Vandana Sharma

The present study was conducted in GBPUAT, Pantnagar to find out the raw materials and articles used for existing medical textiles and evaluation of their physical properties. Subsequently, pure and blended bamboo-cotton fabrics were developed to prepare different protective and healthcare articles. To fulfill the above objectives, survey of hospitals was done. Further, best quality...

Evaluating the Anti Odor Property of Herbal Oils
R. Geethadevi and V. Maheshwari

In this current study three herbal oils of Cypress oil, Orange oil, Juniperberry oil which were screened for their anti odor efficiency by finishing on three fabrics Bamboo 100%, Tencel 100% and Bamboo/Tencel 50/50. The fabrics finished with these oils are assessed for anti odor property by organoleptic test. The result showed that the Cypress oil has a high interpreted value for all...

Nanotechnology Gains Traction in Technical Textiles
The Stitch Times

Over the last decade, nanotechnology has found its way into almost all sectors. Nano-layers are finding applications in wind turbines to improve the aerodynamics and prevent surface icing. Moreover, microelectronics these days are largely nano-electronics. In addition to that, carbon nanostructures are now being used in the development of lightweight building materials.

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