Self-cleaning Fabrics

By: Ayman - Published: Feb 12, 2008 • References: telegraph
Great news for us clumsy/ lazy people and for the environment as well. With the help of nanotechnology, self cleaning forms of wool and silk have been developed. The technology used is a nano particle coating, similar to the one already used to keep windows clear, that could lead to "self-cleaning" versions of wool and silk fabrics. The coating, which is non-toxic, can be permanently bonded to the fibre and does not alter its texture and feel.

Besides the convenience and usefulness, this is also a wonderful environmental advance, as self-cleaning technology will help in reducing the consumption of chemicals, such as detergents and dry-cleaning solvents, water, and energy. Stats for Textile Nanotechnology Breakthrough Trending: Older & Average
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