Clothing provides lightweight chemical protection

August 1, 2009

Problem: Clothing that provides optimum protection against hazardous chemicals can be bulky and heavy. Solution: The ContiBarrier System® features high-resistance, media-impermeable layers for optimum protection from chemicals and gases, but is lightweight and easy to work. Hazardous substances, such as chlorine, chlorinated hydrocarbons and ammonia, are unable to penetrate the barrier layer, and a high …

Setter allows safe and efficient washer setting

Problem: There isn’t a safe and efficient means to set washers into fabric. Solution: The Simple Setter from Shademaker Inc. prevents hurt fingers by holding the washer in place and bending the prongs in one operation with no other tools needed, or by turning the tool over, all four prongs can be set in one …

Strap offers safe, flexible binding

Problem: Rigid strapping systems can snap back or cut the worker securing a load. Solution: Gator Strap from Burlan Corp. will not snap back and potentially cause an injury. Soft, flexible and lightweight, but as strong as steel, it won’t scratch, dent or mar the surface of the product that it is binding. It easily …

Turnout suit material provides functional protection

Problem: Firefighter turnout gear needs to provide full functionality, but be ready to provide protection from extremely high temperatures when the need arises. Solution: When DuPont™ Nomex® On Demand™ is exposed to temperatures approaching 250° F, the batt expands four to five times over its original thickness, providing up to a 20 percent increase in …

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Display showcases official Olympic clothing and accessories

[Eventscape Inc.] Toronto, Ontario, Canada Eventscape created a specialty area within the Hudson Bay Company’s department stores to showcase official Olympic clothing and accessories, available only through HBC, a sponsor of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Part of the display features a dramatic, 15-foot-high column tree with curved framed fabric “branches,” which …

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3D exhibit space acts as environmental enclosure

[Fabric Images Inc.] Elgin, Ill., U.S.A. The surround of this 20-foot-by-40-foot exhibit space for 3D at the 2008 Exhibitor Show in Las Vegas, Nev., was designed to act as an environmental enclosure and a canvas for lighting and projection, adding to the attendee experience. Designed and fabricated by Fabric Images Inc., the exhibit showcased the …

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Exhibit booth creates a place for pause

[Moss Inc.] Belfast, Maine, U.S.A. Made up of an inner and outer rectangular box, the hanging rectangular surround that Moss Inc. created for Derse’s 2008 Exhibitor Show booth in Las Vegas, Nev., created a place for pause within their booth, away from the activity of the tradeshow floor. One key element of the design was …