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Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, United States, have created energy-scavenging nanofibers that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles. The nanofibers are made from organic polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), a substance that is relatively easy and cheap to manufacture, while...
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has filed suit against a California based company, VF Corporation, for the alleged sale and distribution of unregistered pesticides through its retail company, The North Face. The North Face was selling 70 styles of footwear that incorporated the...
This article says that U.S. military researchers have developed an antibacterial, water and stain resistant fabric that is coated with a nanotechnology-based chemical and could be used in hospital bedding, healthcare uniforms, and air conditioning filters. Ottilia Saxl of the Institute of Nanotechnology...
The article looks at various applications for materials produced by electrospinning nanofibers such as protective clothing, drug delivery and tissue engineering. Electrospinning is a technique that turns a fluid polymer, by applying an electric field, into a thin membrane with a unique combination of...
A study conducted by a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has found that silver nanoparticles could have a severe environmental impact if their utilization in clothing continues to increase. Rickard Arvidsson, a researcher, as part of his doctoral thesis, developed new methods...
Researchers at Cornell University in the United States have engineered nanoscale capsules that can deliver drugs and other materials with almost 100 percent efficiency to targeted cells in the bloodstream. The technique could one day be used to deliver vaccines, drugs, or genetic material to treat cancer...
A new study, conducted by Bernd Nowack of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, and colleagues, looked at washing machine effluent for evidence of titanium dioxide. Textile manufacturers often add titanium dioxide to clothing in an effort to brighten textiles and prevent...
A Portuguese technology company, Nanolabel, has developed a new treatment process for mosquito-repellant clothing that it claims is far superior to traditional technology. The process, known as NANOMOSKI, involved impregnating textiles with amorphous silica nanoparticles, the pores of which contain...
U.S. research firm Soane Labs has authorized the sale of a new nanotechnology laundry product that claims to make clothes stain-proof against dirt and liquids such as water, oil, and ink for up to one month. During a demonstration of the product in China, Soane Labs' researcher Michael C. Berg...
The government of Sri Lanka is establishing a nanotechnology park to improve the capability, scope, and international competitiveness of Sri Lanka's nanotechnology industry. According to the article, the park will be built within five years with equal funding contributions from the public and private...