For safety's sake

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The focus of this article is the field of protective clothing with special attention to fabrics and the technologies that produce them. Singled out for attention are two well-known fibres, Kevlar from DuPont and Spectra from Honeywell, and the characteristics of these fibres are covered in detail. Important technologies in this field are stated to be nonwoven fabrics and nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is defined as the design and production of nano sized particles and their resulting products where one nano is one billionth of a metre. Also included is a paragraph on antimicrobial textiles and the treatments necessary to produce those effects. Textile products clearly have a large role to play in protection against a wide range of physical threats.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationATA Journal
StatePublished - 2002


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