Developing Self Cleaning Clothes through Chemicals Inspired by Ancient India

  1. Richa Khare 1,
  2. Jaya Pandey 2
  3. Smriti 3

Amity School of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Campus, Uttar Pradesh 226028

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Associate Editor: T. Kaur
Science and Engineering Applications 2016, 1, 22–26. doi:10.26705/SAEA.2016.1.13.22-26
Received 06 Sep 2016, Accepted 10 Oct 2016, Published 10 Oct 2016


It is quite true, nothing is impossible in the world that we are living in today. Things that seemed impossible and unachievable in the past have now been brought to our doorsteps by brilliant people. May it be space travel, underwater excavations, robotics or the electronic technology of smart devices; everything is attainable and has been attained. And now another concept which was seemingly impossible in the past has been achieved by the scientific means of nanotechnology: Self-cleaning clothe that involves fabric is a finely woven material used in textile industry found to display varied functions meant for fashion to protection. Durability of fabrics is one of the most important features. Ideal high quality fabric is considered to be resistant to moisture, stains, finger marks and dust. As mentioned, this is an example of an ideal fabric which is almost impossible to inbuilt all the qualities towards meeting customer needs. Advances made in the area of nanotechnology paved the way for high definition clothes. This article summarises fabric’s connect with ancient practices the basic nature and properties, their plausible origin, manufacturing strategies, applications and their impact on environment and human health.

Keywords: Nano molecules; Flourocarbon; Tungusten oxide; Zinc oxide; Fabric.

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