Protective clothing: three revolutionary textile technologies



The coming trend will be protective clothing. Many trend experts agree on this point. Cocooning Volume and sturdy materials are in, but protective clothing doesn’t stop with styling. FashionUnited has listed three current textile technologies that are supposed to protect us.

High buoyancy swimwear

By coating cotton with a three-component solution of dopamine hydrochloride, 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane and 1H, 1H, 2H, 2H-perfluorodecyltriethoxysilane, researchers in Wuhan, China, have developed a fabric that can swim and carry up to 35 times its weight. The process is a one-step process that enables mass production. The technology could be applied to life jackets, but also to swimsuits and other protective clothing.

Anti-mosquito clothing without insecticide

By observing the way Aedes aegypti – a mosquito that carries viruses that cause Zika, dengue, and yellow fever – bites, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a material that completely prevents mosquito bites. The tissue armor was developed using a computer model based on the researchers’ observations. This technology should soon be of use to a wider audience as Vector Textiles, a North Carolina start-up, plans to implement it in clothing soon to be sold in the United States.

h2> antiviral materials

Antiviral and antibacterial materials are on the rise. The one developed by the HeiQ Group, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, is particularly convincing. The “HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is one of the world’s first textile technologies whose effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 has been proven by an independent institution,” it says on its own website. HeiQ Viroblock was developed to inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria and viruses on textile surfaces.

The material is primarily aimed at face masks. However, the company has just signed a collaboration agreement with The Lycra Company so that its knowledge of antiviral materials should be developed at the consumer level.

This article was originally published on FashionUnited.FR and was translated into English and edited by Kelly Press.



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