Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Researchers develop anti-viral textiles
Researchers develop anti-viral textiles
25
Nov '09
South Korean researchers have claimed to have developed anti-viral textiles that can sterilize hazardous viruses like H1N1 and avian influenza. This fabric has been developed at the research department of the Chonbuk National University.

The research team, led by veterinary professor Chang Hyung-kwan of the university said that, the effectiveness of the new materials has been supported by laboratory tests carried out by the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Services.

While 10 rats injected with an influenza virus through ordinary filter were all dead, those infected through another filter made with the new textile showed no biological changes except for a slight decrease in weight.

In separate tests by the research team, the material also proved to be effective in deactivating other viruses. Following the new discovery, the team has registered patents of the textile, hoping them to be widely used for protective masks, medical clothes and air filters.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

Global yarn production improved 30% q-o-q in Q1: ITMF

In the first quarter of 2017, global yarn production rose by almost...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

Intertextile Shanghai to see buyers from 100 countries

Suppliers from over 25 countries and trade buyers from around 100...

Textiles | On 26th Jul 2017

Q1 2018 revenue at Raymond soars 14%

The consolidated revenue of Raymond Limited for the first quarter of...

Interviews View All

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

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

Smita Murarka
Amanté

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

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

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

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

July 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X