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TTRI unveils luminous fibre after 7-year research
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Jan '16
After seven years of research, the Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) has come up with a ground breaking luminous fibre, Lumi Long, which glows in the dark. TTRI released
Lumi Long glow-in-the-dark fibre to the public this week.

President of TTRI Bai Chi-chung said the fibre was named "Lumi Long" because it could glow for long periods of time. Its main fluorescent material is enveloped in thin fibres, and can emit light for up to six hours, by absorbing the surrounding light for 10 minutes, without use of any electricity or heat. The key feature of this fabric is that it is non-poisonous and emits no harmful radiation. It is washable and can also help save energy at night. Fabric made from this fibre is completely safe for human use and is also skin-friendly. The radiant characteristic of the fibre gives it a unique identity. The resultant fabric can be used to make clothing material, accessories, hats, scarves, underwear, socks, and sandals.

The product description says, "Ever since the beginning of time, people have been afraid of darkness. This made the appearance of light particularly moving and surprising. Perhaps it was the fall of darkness that had prompted light, and created moments of wonder."

Taiwan's textile industry used to be a global leader, a main driver pushing the country into its economic heights, said Bai. Though economic crises had dealt heavy blows to the sector, the industry is now evolving and moving towards a greater focus on innovation and high-quality products.

The institute said it has sped up the development of Lumi Long fibre, and integrated the product's distribution chain. It expressed hopes that its market potential would be realized with the help of the current programme, aimed at commercializing the textile technology. (SH)

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