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AkzoNobel develops hi-tech textile coating – Invisulux

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Apr '10
A revolutionary new paint has been developed by AkzoNobel which cracks one of the biggest ever scientific challenges – invisibility.

Working with renowned nanotechnology Professor Olaf Proli, the AkzoNobel has developed a hi-tech textile coating – Invisulux – which renders people wearing the painted garments invisible. Successful trials have already been carried out by interested security and defense organizations.

Working closely with AkzoNobel's own scientists, Professor Proli has created a special molecule which manipulates the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, allowing light to pass straight through.

“We have finally converted science fiction into science fact,” said the Norwegian nanotech expert. “We've been able to unravel the mysteries of the ultraviolet portion of the solar spectrum to develop a coating which is transparent to visible light.”

Exact details are being kept under wraps, but the implications for security use are obvious, while other interested parties include entertainment organizations and movie studios.

“The science is mind-blowing, but this is a real technological breakthrough,” added AkzoNobel's Head of Nanotech Coatings, Dr Neil Pear. “As the world's biggest coatings company, we strive to push back boundaries and pioneer new technologies and Invisulux is here to stay – it certainly isn't a now-you-see-it-now-you-don't product.” Investigations into further applications and commercialization of the coating are ongoing.

The company has already developed camouflage coatings and paint which can influence the visibility of aircraft and ships to radar.

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