FR Orange Trim

Orange is the new yellow

It’s a new way of looking at colour and safety.

“Sometimes the colour you have on makes a big difference,” says Dionne Murray Lemer, senior product manager for National Safety Apparel, a U.S. manufacturer of industrial safety workwear.

“It isn’t just how bright the colour, it’s also driver or operator recognition so they can divert their course.”

Generally, yellow has been the first choice for the…

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Davey Textile Solutions Consulting process

Consultants help you do your job better

Do you have a design problem? Technical issue? Training requirements?

Bringing in a trusted consultant is often the best and quickest way to solve challenges in today’s complex workplace.

When IFR Workwear wanted to review all their protective clothing to make sure it met Canadian and U.S. safety standards they turned to Davey Textile Solutions (DTS).

“It’s important to make the whole machine turn efficiently,” says…

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DTS ‘pioneers’ in creating high-visibility trim

DTS ‘pioneers’ in creating high-visibility trim

Furry mascot costumes.

Islet transplants for diabetes treatment.

Yellow cloth with a silver reflective stripe down the middle.

What do these items have in common?

All were invented in Edmonton.

“We were pioneers,” says Grant Davey, president of Davey Textile Solutions (DTS), the manufacturer of the familiar high-visibility trim that you find on all types of workwear, including flame-resistant (FR) garments worn in the utilities, mining, and oil…

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3 key tips to grow your business through exporting

Looking for a way to expand your business? Exports are a powerful driver for the Canadian economy — we exported $502 billion in 2017. They are also a strong tool for multiplying a company’s profits. “It’s helped us grow,” says Dan King, vice-president production R&D at Davey Textile Solutions, Inc (DTS), located in Edmonton, Alberta. “Exports are at least one-third of Davey’s business now.”


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Flash of brilliance: Recycling turns old FR coveralls into even-better new ones

For decades, protective clothing that is no longer wearable has been trucked to landfills where, for the most part, it remains for all eternity.

But thanks to a bit of out-of-the-box thinking and a whole lot of research and testing, a Vancouver company has developed a process to turn non-biodegradable aramid coveralls into new fabric. It’s not just a potential solution to the waste…

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Emotion and teamwork lead to new steam/hot liquid safety standards

Dave Fennell embarked on a decade-plus long journey to help protect workers from steam and hot fluid injuries after one of his employees, Ron, who sustained injuries in a steam-related accident, asked “why did this happen to me?”. “Ron did exactly what I said about wearing protective clothing.” But while changing a filter on a hot water system in 2005, the valve gave…

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Protective Clothing Systems for Safety Seminar 2017

7th Davey Textile Solutions Seminar, held on November 7th
This year’s seminar is jam-packed with information on the latest, greatest and What’s coming next in Protective Clothing systems for the Oil & Gas Industry, and beyond. Join us on November 7th to learn about new innovations for PPE in Heat and Flame protection, Thermal considerations for Cold Weather environments, as well as, updates on…

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The NEW Davey Textile Solutions Website

Your Destination for 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Materials and Converted Trim Products
Our new website has landed! We’ve redesigned our website to help you find the information and products you’re most interested in.  We’ve added industry specific pages, loads of information about our products, a gallery of photos showcasing our products “at work” and most importantly, we’ve made it really easy for you to connect…

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