Say Bye To Rigid Stain Forever!
Now you can actually say ‘Daag Ache Hai’ !
Why ? As a new technology will enable us to bid goodbye to even the toughest stain so that you do not have to discard your favorite clothes ever.
Thanks to The Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technologies (FCIPT), a division of Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) in Gandhinagar, who has come up with a unique technology wherein clothes clean themselves.
The technique involves vaporization method wherein nanoparticle powder of titanium metal is vaporized with plasma to form titanium dioxide.
These ultra-minute particles of titanium dioxide, when mixed with alcohol and sprayed on clean clothes make them stain proof.
“The TiO2 nanoparticles get trapped between fibers of the cloth and form a protective coat. The moment a tough stain like say turmeric enriched curry falls on your nano-treated shirt or top, one just has to leave it in the sun for two to three hours and the stain vanishes instantly,” said C Balasubramanian, senior scientist at FCIPT.
The sun’s ultraviolet rays activate the TiO2 which helps oxygen from the atmosphere to convert to radical oxygen that reacts with stain molecules and breaks it down – thereby removing stains. This process is called a self-cleaning cloth,” Balasubramanian explained.
Dr S K Nema, senior scientist at FCIPT, said, “We have developed a system where textile rolls are passed through plasma which modifies the surface of the textile up to a few nano meters.”
The best part is that the TiO2 coat remains for more than 20 washes. FCIPT have come up with great process which can produce nano particles of high purity in large quantities through plasma treatment in matter of few minutes.
As per reports, FCIPT will sign an MoU with Man Made Textile Research Association, Surat. As soon as the the MOu gets approved the method of in-line plasma treatment will be imbibed in textile manufacturing.
We hope that this plasma treatment commence as soon as possible in textile arena.
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