International Edu News: New centre for AI research  |  Policy Indications: ETH Zurich to suspend most classroom teaching  |  International Edu News: School children benefit from preventive malaria treatment  |  International Edu News: Oxford University creates its 200th spinout company PhishAR  |  Education Information: Harvard Innovation Labs announces alumni-led ventures  |  Leadership Instincts: Andrew Gordon receives national prize in Japanese studies  |  Education Information: MIT and Accenture announce a five-year collaboration  |  Policy Indications: MSDE and NCVET unveil the new guidelines and operation manuals  |  Art & Literature: NRITYANJALI – an ode to Indian Classical Dance  |  Education Information: AIM Launches India–Australia Circular Economy Hackathon(I-ACE)  |  Technology Inceptions: New age sustainable disinfectants may bring relief from chemical ones   |  National Edu News: Newly identified tectonically active zone could alter earthquake predictions  |  National Edu News: Education minister inaugurates new facilities of NIT Arunachal Pradesh  |  National Edu News: Sustainable Processing of Municipal Solid Waste: ‘Waste to Wealth’  |  Policy Indications: IIT & TCS set new trends in India’s advanced manufacturing sector  |  
September 15, 2020 Tuesday 12:41:27 PM IST

New Water, Oil Repellent Fabric

Technology Inceptions

Researchers at University of British Columbia have developed a new non-toxic, high-performance water-repellent fabric in association with apparel giant Arcteryx. They are now one step closer to creating world's first non-toxic oil nad water-repellent performance textile finishes.The currently used outdoor fabrics are treated with perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) to repel oil and water. Such materials have detrimental impact on human health and the environment. The researchers added a nanoscopic layer of silicone to each fibre in a woven fabric to create a jacket fabric without PFCs. The new product was possible by understanding how the textile weave and firbre roughness affect the liquid interactions. It is made from biodegradable materials and can be recyclable. While the new technology has immense potential, there are still several more years of development and testing needed before people will see fabrics with this treatment in stores.


Comments