You have to see this one for yourself. Clothing you can literally spray on? Why not? Fabrication technology is just around the corner from being made readily available, but its uses extend beyond just the body beautiful. The non-woven fabric technology, which was patented by Fabrican in 2000, can also be used in the medical, hygiene and automotive fields. Here’s what the developers have to say about it:
“Spray-on Fabric is a patented technology developed by Fabrican which involves the creation of a liquid suspension which is then sprayed by use of either a spray gun or an aerosol can. The fabric is formed by the cross-linking of fibres which adhere to create an instant non-woven fabric that can be easily sprayed on to any surface. Its properties can be tailored to meet the needs of the consumer. Intricate patterns can be created, in a number of colours leading to an aesthetically pleasing fabric. With our prototypes we have been able to use different types of fibres from natural to synthetic, incorporating scents and colours (from primary to fluorescent) that provide great flexibility for modern consumer and industrial needs.”
The spray fabric is the result of a collaborative effort between the Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.
To really get a sense of what it’s about, check out this video.
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