What's next in the nanotechnology wave?

Seshadri Ramkumar, Arvind Purushothaman

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Nanoscience is considered to be one of the key technologies of the 21st century, playing an important role in high-tech sectors such as material science, electronics, and energy. An important utilization of nanoproducts in consumer products is the toxicity issue with submicron and nano-sized materials, which are being produced by electrospinning process. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has reported the first successful development of protein nanofibers for wound repairs, having successfully electrospun bovine serum albumin. Textile industry's major developments in nanotechnologies have been in finish applications using nano formulations and in the field of filtration. Nanotechnology in textiles also focuses in functionalization of basic nanowebs, providing enhanced applications as catalysts, sensors, liners for chemical and biological protective clothing and tissue scaffolds. The researchers at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University (TIEHH-TTU) have also doing research in toxicity and electrospinning collector to develop honeycomb nanowebs.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationNonwovens Industry
StatePublished - Nov 2008


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