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100 years of Review

Hazardous duty

How fabric technology is protecting rescuers against ever-more-dangerous situations.

Some fibers can fulfill the dual purpose of being heat resistant and flame resistant at the same time. But the temperatures at the Yarnell Hill fire reached 2,000 degrees—enough to melt the fire trucks. That’s an extraordinary challenge, and one that materials scientists are looking for ways to meet. More
Back to the future

Tapping into innovation

Innovation doesn’t always come easily, but creating a culture that fosters creativity can improve the process (and results) of continuous improvement.

Every company knows that innovation is vital, but knowing how to innovate is a different matter. Why are some companies able to launch one new idea or product after the next while others stagnate? More
Engaging the workforce

The age of automation

Sewn or sealed, automation is trending as U.S. companies strive to increase efficiency and decrease costs.

The art of sewing textiles is lacking in U.S. manufacturing as lower-cost labor in Asia has helped meet consumer demands for competitive retail prices. But automation technology is slowly advancing, helping companies bring production costs down while keeping quality up. More
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