Iranian researchers have used nanotechnology to develop fire-proof fabric which is slow to burn and, hence, can stem the spread of flames.
The company which has secured the achievement produces raw materials for textile, tanning, leather and detergent industries.
“In 2014, the company began work in the field of nanotechnology given its interest in new technologies and modern industries, and defined some projects in this field by recruiting experts in relevant disciplines,” Mojtaba Alizadeh, a member of the research team, told the Persian-language Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).
He said the products developed have received licences from the national Nanotechnology Development Commission.
“Among these products is the colloidal nano-silver applied to polyester fabric” to make it resistant to bacteria.
He said the company has also produced antibacterial paint.
“These are water-based paints used in hospitals and laboratories,” the researcher noted.
He further referred to water-proof textiles as another product developed by the company.
“Applying nano-particles to the surfaces of fabric and carpets make them resistant to water, so much so that if tea as hot as 60 or 70 degrees centigrade spills on the carpet, it will remain on the surface in the form of drops,” he said.