Scandinavian Scientists Develop Textile That Repairs Its Own Rips, Tears

No need to throw away an old raincoat because a tiny rip or hole. Scandinavian researchers are fabricating a textile coating that automatically seals tears on the surface of waterproof workwear. Developed for EU project Safe@Sea, which is conceiving a new generation of “intelligent” clothing to protect professional fishermen, the technology shows promise even in its early stages. “We have shown that the principle works,” says Susie Jahren, a senior research scientist at SINTEF. “Holes and tears we have made in test pieces in the lab close up all on their own.”





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