Is Nanotechnology the way forward for the textile industry?
Industries are always seeking ways to improve their products to make life easier and safer for their consumers. At Weave it we provide high end filtration fabrics as well as pure cotton materials for applications. We can proudly say that we are the best cotton manufacturers in the country. As the leading cotton manufacturers we give end product results that are strong such and easy to use. Nanotechnology is one of the forms in which the textile industry has moved towards to make better textiles that will benefit both consumer and industry. Nanotechnology in simple terms is the manipulation of molecules and atoms which can be engineered to create more advanced materials that have properties which they did not have before. This allows for textiles and materials to have new properties such as being resistant to spills and stains, superior temperature moderation based on external temperatures (this is especially seen in sports wear material), and have antibacterial properties. There are many materials that have been manipulated to make life easier in our fast paced world. Materials that have been manipulated through nanotechnology now have properties such as wrinkle free products which are good in every day garments that are worn. The antibacterial socks that have also made their way through the market can get rid of smelly feet and the growth of bacteria on feet. At Weave It we garner our materials from 100% pure cotton to provide top quality material. There are some good qualities that have been seen through nanotechnology. However, Michael of Permalink along with health advocates note in a recent article “nanotechnology: facts behind the fabrics” that in terms of its use in materials there are a few concerns. Its unknown properties such as toxins that can pass through skin, blood cells and the brain which may produce through the end product can cause problems. Above all there are pro's and con's with the use of nanotechnology in textiles. With more research being done into the nanotechnology in the textile industry we see a greater move into having materials that can retain their colours, change colours, and act as perfect temperature moderators. Above all there are pro's and con's with the use of nanotechnology in textiles.