Textiles / Clothing

Nanotechnolgy is used in textiles mainly to provide stain-resistance or anti-bacterial properties. Some clothes made from these textiles can now be purchased in high-street shops, usually with these properties described on the tags attached, though they may not mention the words nano or nanotechnologies.

If you spill something, even something as drastic as red wine, balsamic vinegar, honey, ink, ketchup down the front of your nano-enhanced shirt or suit, all you have to do is wipe it off with a dry cloth and it looks like new. This is often called The Lotus Effect.

The leaves of a lotus plant actually repel water and other liquids, even glues. They are structured so that when it rains, little beads of water form on the plant’s leaves and instead of spreading out, they just roll off.

All this makes significant benefits for many business industries: Hotels, Laundry Services, Clothing manufacturers, Fabric manufacturers, Sofa manufacturers, Down and Feather production manufacturers, etc.