Scientists believe this discovery will be a breakthrough technology in future fashion.
At times, you feel helpless because you just accidentally hooked somewhere where your favorite clothes are punctured with a small hole. Will you leave them away, or still try to "patch" them up to wear them? However, the patch will not be as beautiful as before.
But rest assured, with research from Penn State University (USA), you won't have to cry anymore! Because, your clothes can "fix" themselves with just a drop of water.
This coating can heal itself and neutralize toxic chemicals.
Specifically, experts have developed a coating for textiles and garments that can fully heal and neutralize toxic chemicals.
And that coating contains polyelectrolyte . When combined with corrosion inhibitors, this substance acts as a coating, creating an anti-corrosion system and the ability to self-repair when external impact scratches the coating surface.
Just a few seconds . separate pieces of cloth .
. will become a block like this!
According to researchers, when the fabric material is torn, it can be repaired simply by placing them in water, or dripping water into that position.
Melik C. Demirel, a professor of engineering and mechanical science, said: "Fashion designers often use natural fibers such as wool and silk, and they cannot recover when they are punctured. We are looking for a solution to make the fabric self-healing for us, so we offer this coating technology . "
The video below will show you this "patch" :
In order for this miracle to occur, the researchers used 1 drop of water and then pushed the two pieces of cloth close together. And then, pressing one, the pieces of cloth became one. Not only that, they cling to each other very well!
Experts continue to conduct further tests to create the best fabric coating products that do not harm the skin.