21 Jul '11, 8pm

New Spray-on Technology Leaves Clothes Permanently Germ-Free

New Spray-on Technology Leaves Clothes Permanently Germ-Free

scientist has discovered how to make clothing—stinky socks and gym shoes, included—permanently germ-free. Developed by Jason Locklin, an assistant professor of chemistry in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences , the process involves spraying a thin coat of chemicals onto textiles and other materials. The antimicrobial agent , which bonds to the surface after exposure to ultraviolet light, comprises microscopic spikes that pierce though bacterial cell walls upon contact, killing them medieval-style. And unlike other chemical treatments, Locklin’s invention won’t wash off, even after multiple hot-water laundry cycles.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/new-spray-on-technology-leaves-c...

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