Military wipes: The road from research to commercial market

Seshadri S. Ramkumar, Utkarsh R. Sata

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The US military's modernization strategy of the chemical and biological defense program addresses the development of nonparticulate and nonaqueous system to decontaminate personnel and sensitive military equipment. Researchers from the Nonwoven and Advanced Materials Laboratory at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health of Texas Tech University have developed a heavy-weight dry wipe have two characteristics which are absorption and adsorption. The dry wipe consisted of absorbent top and bottom layers with an adsorbent core which is consisted of non-granulated activated carbon fabric, in the middle. The activated carbon nonwoven fabrics have found that it had more adsorption capacity. The development of a nonparticulate dry nonwoven wipe has defense and homeland security.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalNonwovens World
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 2007


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