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PolyU invents fabric that disintegrates in dust
May '06
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has invented a new fabric, which can clean by itself and disintegrate as dust.

Backed by financial support from the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), PolyU textile scientists have successfully made use of nano-technology to develop a special fabric which can be made into self-cleaning clothes.

Self-cleaning garment can achieve self-cleaning function via the Lotus NanoTM surface fabrication technology and the patent pending nano photocatalysis technology. In developing the special fabric at the "Nanotechnology Centre for Functional and Intelligent Textiles and Apparel", Prof. John Xin and his team combined the biomimic lotus leaf nanostructure and nano titanium dioxide coating for greater effectiveness.

The lotus leaf nanostructure and nano titanium dioxide coating built on fabric can defend and decompose stains, dirt, odours, bacteria, harmful gases, and highly water and oil repellent. Self-cleaning garment can effectively reduce the laundering process so as to protect the environment.

The self-cleaning garment also possesses excellent UV protection property. The treatment has excellent durability towards washing and normal usage without sacrifices the soft hand and breathability of textile fabrics.

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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