Home > News > Nano-Fashion Will Be Big Business
October 2nd, 2007
Nano-Fashion Will Be Big Business
Popular Science has an excellent article explaining how nanoparticles hold the potential to revolutionize the textile and clothing industries. I have written about this idea before and have even mentioned how billionaire financier Wilbur Ross expects the market for nano-enhanced textiles to surge from $10 billion in 2007 to more than $120 billion in 2011--a twelve-fold increase in just the next four years.
As the Popular Science article explains, the benefits of nano-enhanced textiles go far beyond strain-resistant pants and shirts. By tailoring the use of nanoparticles, garments can also be made to repel bugs (which would be useful in my home state of Minnesota in the summer), antimicrobial underwear (which might be useful for my rather unhygenic six-year old son), as well as for biological and chemical resistant uniforms for the U.S. military.
A new, tunable device for spintronics: An international team of scientists including physicist Jairo Sinova from the University of Mainz realises a tunable spin-charge converter made of GaAs August 29th, 2014
Nanoscale assembly line August 29th, 2014
New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits August 29th, 2014
Copper shines as flexible conductor August 29th, 2014
Silver Replaced with Copper Nanoparticles to Produce Antibacterial Fabrics August 25th, 2014
New Nanosorbent Helps Elimination of Colorants from Textile Wastewater August 25th, 2014
Nanotechnology Helps Production of Super Adsorbent Polymers August 21st, 2014
Iranian Scientists Change Structure of Nanoparticles to Increase Durability of Antibacterial Activity of Fabrics July 7th, 2014