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June 24th, 2007

Three areas of nanotechnology applications

FlexiFunBar: Existing products are often impregnated by fibre finishing but the very fast release of the active component, especially during washing, is a disadvantage of existing technologies. Adding nano charges helps maintain mechanical properties and can have the following applications: creating antibacterial fibres for hospital bed sheets and nurses' uniforms so as to minimise nosocomial infections, of which there is a very high degree of incidence, normally kept silent (it is said doctors' ties are a major carrier of disease); creating fire retardant fibres.


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