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Scientists Develop Nontoxic Flame-Resistant Fabric From Renewable Ingredients
Posted By Mark Boyer On November 13, 2011 @ 2:46 pm In Eco Textiles,News,Wearable Technology | No Comments
Scientists from Texas A&M University  have developed a new nontoxic fire-resistant fabric  that could revolutionize clothing and fabric technology. The fabric is composed of renewable ingredients like clay and chitosan , a natural compound extracted from shrimp and lobster shells. When heat is applied to the material, a coating bubbles out, producing a protective layer of foam that prevents the fabric from igniting. According to Jaime C. Grunlan, an associate professor at Texas A&M , the polymer treatment could find applications in children’s pajamas , terry-cloth bathrobes, and car seats .
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/scientists-develop-nontoxic-flame-resistant-fabric-from-renewable-ingredients/fire/
 Texas A&M University: http://www.tamu.edu/
 fire-resistant fabric: http://engineering.tamu.edu/magazine/2010/flame-resistant-materials-for-protection/
 chitosan: http://www.ecouterre.com/tencel-c-a-shellfish-derived-fiber-with-skin-renewing-properties/
 children’s pajamas: http://www.inhabitots.com/organic-superhero-pajamas-make-it-halloween-every-night-of-the-year/
 car seats: http://www.inhabitots.com/new-car-seat-recommendations-keep-kids-rear-facing-until-age-2/
 READ MORE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/texas-scientists-develop-nontoxic-flame-resistant-clothing-using-water-based-polymers/
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