Spray-on Clothes: Technology demonstrated on video

By Posted 17 Sep 2010, 21:25

Just in time for London Fashion week is a new technology that allows clothing to be spayed on. This new technology is hoped to be used for spray on bandages and hygienic upholstery.

Manel Torres has been working with scientists at Imperial College London to develop this idea, which as it is being sprayed on looks like silly-string. The material is made up of short fibers which are mixed with polymers; these are dissolved into a solvent that allows it to be sprayed from a can or high pressure gun.

Acrylic, linen, and wool can be used to change the texture of the fabric, which can be removed and washed with the rest of your clothes. The finished article can simply be dissolved by using the same solvent and used again.

In the video demonstrating the new technology (which you can see below) Torres sprays two models to create shirts. The substance dries instantly, but extra fibers are sprayed around the sleeves to provide strength. The idea is hoped to become a spray on bandage system to instantly dress wounds or soothe burnt skin.

Source POPSCI.com

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  • http://www.facebook.com/CHristine6666 Tina C Williams

    I wonder how much that's going to cost?

  • ESTELLA DAVIS

    VERY NEAT IDEA, A VERY NEAT IDEA FOR FUTURE FABRICS, AS INDIVIDUAL AS YOU OR YOUR BODY DESIRES. BETTER THAN TATOOS, BECAUSE THEY COME OFF EASILY AND CAN BE REWORN OR RECYCLED. A VERY NEAT AND NEW IDEA, INDEED.

  • Vetter

    Mix this with a hemostatic agent, increase the volume being dispersed and you have an advanced wound dressing system for use on traumas where access is a problem.

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