Schoeller-works, DutchSpirit launch sustainable workwear

October 2nd, 2015

Swiss textiles maker schoeller-works has teamed with DutchSpirit of the Netherlands to introduce Inspire, a 100 percent recyclable workwear line. Inspire textiles consist entirely of polyester fibers with a look and feel similar to cotton, but their manufacture requires less water, land and energy consumption. Additional qualities featured are Schoeller’s 3XDRY® finish, which repels water […]

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Milliken & Co. acquires Springfield LLC

September 18th, 2015

Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken & Company has acquired Springfield LLC, manufacturer of technical, performance and flame-resistant (FR) fabrics for the safety apparel, fire service, military and occupational markets. The acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s expanding presence in the global industrial workwear and military fabrics markets. Springfield’s portfolio of FR and non-FR fabrics provides Milliken […]

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Hohenstein Institute offers protective glove testing and certification

February 1st, 2013

Protective gloves are important. For work in cold stores, on steel works, a building site or in a laboratory, people depend on perfectly fitting gloves to protect their hands. The Hohenstein Institute can now offer testing and certification of gloves in accordance with seven DIN standards. Some of the standards tested are for protective gloves […]

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White workwear for hygienic environments

January 1st, 2012

Despite an explosion of color and style in clothing for health professionals, in environments where hygiene trumps fashion, white seems right. The Hohenstein Institute, Bönnigheim, Germany, offers a new kind of fiber using regenerated cellulose and zinc/zinc oxide treatment for white, antimicrobial and comfortable clothing suitable for health and food-preparation work. The new fibers, as […]

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