Hohenstein will host the Ninth European Conference on Protective Clothing (ECPC) in Stuttgart, Germany from May 18th to 20th, 2020. The ECPC conference is a platform to exchange and discuss research and project development for personal protective equipment (PPE), with an aim to foster cooperation and networking among the science sector, industry and end users. Hohenstein invites researchers, designers, manufacturers, health & safety experts and end users to take a joint scientific look at the PPE market. Subjects include intelligent systems, new technologies, materials and test methods, requirements and standardization, and the ergonomics and compatibility of PPE systems.
At A+A in Dusseldorf, BASF revealed “Limitless”, new virtual concept shoes, highlighting various material innovations for the footwear segment. Teaming up with i-generator, a footwear design consulting firm headquartered in Portland, U.S., BASF has completely transformed safety shoes with a bold concept, at the same time setting standards in comfort, design flexibility, lightweight cushioning and durability. Lace-Less Design for Higher Safety & Increased Flexibility Since trips and falls are major causes of workplace accidents, laces are removed in the design to improve the safety of workers. Moreover, a closed, lace-less design offers better protection from spills, and allows users to slip in and out of their shoes faster. To […]
According to the Office of Textiles & Apparel, U.S. imports of textiles and apparel in September 2019 increased by 1.1% compared to the same month of last year to 6,267.4 million square meter equivalents (MSME). September imports of textiles grew by 5.2% to 3,681.3 MSME, while those of apparel decreased by 4.3% to 2,586.0 MSME. January-September 2019 textile and apparel imports grew by 4.9% year-on-year to 53,092.0 MSME: textiles, 31,491.0 MSME (up 5.9%) and apparel, 21,600.9 MSME (up 3.5%). Textile and apparel from China in September decreased by 4.3% to 3,200.5 MSME, but rose by 1.9% during the first nine months to 24,904.5 MSME.