Self-healing textiles not only repair themselves, but can neutralize chemicals

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 11:31 in Physics & Chemistry

Someday, chemically protective suits made of fabric coated in self-healing, thin films may prevent farmers from exposure to organophosphate pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in the field and factory workers from accidental releases of toxic materials, according to a team of researchers. “Fashion designers use natural fibers made of proteins like wool or […]

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