China’s top science body has given recognition to a new graphene fibre developed by a company. The fibre has been used to produce clothes, sports wear and underwear.The technology makes graphene combine with high polymer materials under room temperature and adds antibacterial, ultraviolet-proof, anti-static and heat preservation properties to textiles.
An expert appraisal meeting organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology confirmed that the graphene fibre preparation technology developed by Shanghai Kyorene New Material Technology Co, which won patent home and abroad, has been in line with the leading level in the world.
Graphene is the lightest and thinnest material detected by human so far, while it is also the strongest one. “The new technology makes graphene fully combine with fibre and tests on textile products made by the fibres have special functions,” said Bai Yongxiao from Lanzhou University, a leading scientist on graphene research in China.
Qu Jing, vice director of China National Textile and Apparel Council, said the success of graphene fibre development can help produce new textile materials and enhance China’s competence internationally. (SV)
Source: Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India