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szdaily -> Tech and Science
Self-cleaning top repels spills and dirt
    2017-August-2  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

永远不会被打湿的T恤

The days of the juice stain could be over with the arrival of a new shirt that can repel spills and dirt.

The fabric of the shirt is made using hydrophobic* technology, which causes liquids to run off the surface of the shirt in a similar way to rain on a lotus leaf.

Clumsy eaters can buy the 100-percent cotton shirts, which come in white and blue, for US$87 from the online store of the Melbourne-based company Threadsmiths.

Inventors said the hydrophobic technology allows the shirt to be almost completely waterproof as well as stain resistant.

The shirt are also self-cleaning and any residues* can be removed by wiping the surface of the fabric.

As a result, users will be able to wear it for longer between washes, making it more environmentally friendly than regular cotton shirts.

Materials and substances which are hydrophobic, which translates to water-fearing, are able to repel tiny droplets of liquid at the point of contact.

Inventors created hydrophobic fabric by designing cotton with a tightly-wound and complex nanostructure*.

Creating complex patterns on the surface of the shirt increases its contact area with liquids, which amplifies the repellent effect.

Threadsmiths is now selling its waterproof shirt called “The Grind” for US$87. The company also sells a waterproof cotton T-shirt called “The Cavalier” for US$65. The inventors said the waterproof effect lasts for about 80 washes and is reactivated once tumble-dried.

(SD-Agencies)

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