Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textile industry goes the nanotech way
Textile industry goes the nanotech way
13
Jul '07
As part of their effort to write a new chapter in innovative technology, Thailand Textile Institute has entered into a partnership with the National Nanotechnology Centre to come up with new products and production processes.

According to institute's Executive Director Virat Tandaechanurat, the partnership will help the institute widen its technological development for commercial use while allowing local textile manufacturers to develop a broader variety of products.

"We are trying to educate manufacturers associated with Thailand Textile Institute. National Nanotechnology Centre experts can guide them to pay more attention to innovative technology in textile industry," Tandaechanurat told Fibre2fashion.

To begin with, Tandaechanurat said the institute is exploring textile technology to give conventional textiles new properties. One example of this is using nanotechnology to give an anti-bacterial features to fabrics.

Some textile manufacturers have coated fabrics with silver nano particles, which have sterilizing properties, to give it anti-bacterial value. Tandaechanurat said with the help of nanotechnology experts, the country's textile institute is carrying out experiments on how titanium dioxide or zinc oxide can be utilized to developed functional textiles.

Titanium dioxide has self-cleaning properties that can keep clothes spotless while zinc oxide can kill microbes and bacteria. Meanwhile, the institute plans to carry out research on how to ensure that textiles maintain their new features for as long as possible. Currently, nano properties given to textiles last only till 30-50 machine washes.

Tandaechanurat said the institute hopes to apply technology developments discovered through this collaboration to three groups of textiles — fashion textiles, home furnishing textiles and technical textiles, such as fabric used by carmakers.

Fibre2fashion News Desk, India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Aug 2016

USDA forecasts 2016 US cotton output at 15.9mn bales

US cotton output is forecast at around 15.9 million bales in 2016, as ...

Ambassador Alice G Wells at Ad Dulail Industrial Park. Courtesy: US Embassy in Jordan

Textiles | On 24th Aug 2016

US envoy discusses expanding textile exports from Jordan

Expansion of textile and garment exports to the United States under...

Textiles | On 24th Aug 2016

Pakistan’s textile exports fall 7.42% y-o-y in 2015-16

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Interviews View All

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
August 2016

F2F Magazine

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search