3 LAYER NANOTECH FACE MASKS
For use everyday use including cycling, walking, shopping or at work. Help to reduce the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus. Made to a very high quality and features Nanotech Technology which repels water droplets.
Reusable, washable face mask, you can wash the mask up to 100 times making it much cheaper than disposable masks .
About The Mask
The 3 layer 100% cotton face mask with a Nanotech treated outer layer helps to filter the air and guard against droplets that enter/leave through your mouth and nose, this may reduce the chance of spreading airborne and droplet illnesses. These British Made masks are machine washable up to 100 times. The outer layer uses cotton nanotechnology for ultra water resistance, and the inner layers are breathable and moisture-wicking cotton muslin cloth.
They are 100% recyclable and 100% bio-degradable so great for the environment too!
The face mask has been manufactured by a British textiles company based in Huddersfield, the company who normally manufacture high quality suits came up with this high quality face mask with Nanotechnology.
What is Nanotechnology Fabrics?
Nanotechnology fabrics are fabrics specifically manufactured to have special qualities like hydrophobicity, water-resistance and high durability. These enduring characteristics are created by weaving nanofibers (nano-whiskers) that have certain properties and by adding nanoparticles that can provide traits such as bacterial resistance and the “lotus plant” effect, which creates resistance to dirt and water. Nanotechnology fabrics have many potential applications beyond just clothing, they are used in bioengineering, electrical engineering and computer science to name but a few industries. This is the technology they have used in the 3 layer nanotechnology cotton masks. They also have the possibility to completely transform the textile industry.
Nanotech fabrics are produced using a varied number of different procedures. One of these processes is the immersion of the fabric into a specialist sol-gel used to deposit nanoparticles (nano-whiskers) into the material. Some important and useful applications for nanotechnology fabrics include wrinkle and stain-resistant clothing and antimicrobial clothing for hospitals.
How Does Nanotechnology Inprove Fabrics?
Making composite fabric with nano-sized particles or fibres allows improvement of fabric properties without a significant increase in weight, thickness, or stiffness as might have been the case with previously used weaving techniques. For example, incorporating nano-whiskers into fabric used to make pants produces a lightweight water and stain repellent material.
So, What Is Nanotech Fabric?
A fibre that has a width of less than 1000 nanometres (1000 nm or 1 μm) is generally defined as a nanofiber. A nanoparticle is defined as a small group of atoms or molecules with a radius of less than 100 nanometres (100 nm). Particles on the nanoscale have a very high surface area to volume ratio, whereas this ratio is much lower for objects on the macroscopic scale. A high relative surface area means that a large proportion of a particle’s mass exists on its surface, so nanofibers and nanoparticles show a greater level of interaction with other materials. The high surface area to volume ratio observed in very small particles is what makes it possible to create many special properties exhibited by nanotech fabric.
The use of nanoparticles and nanofibers to produce specialized nanotech fabrics became a subject of interest after the sol-gel and electrospinning techniques were fully developed in the 1980s. Since 2000, dramatic increases in global funding have accelerated research efforts in nanotechnology, including nanotech fabrics research.
What is The Sol-Gel Process?
The sol-gel process is used to create gel-like solutions which can be applied to textiles as a liquid finish to create nanotech fabrics with novel properties. The process begins with dissolving nanoparticles in a liquid solvent (often an alcohol). Once dissolved, several chemical reactions take place that cause the nanoparticles to grow and establish a network throughout the liquid. The network transforms the solution into a colloid (a suspension of solid particles in a liquid) with a gelatinous texture. Finally, the colloid must go through a drying process to remove excess solvent from the mixture before it can be used to treat fabrics. The sol-gel process is used in a similar fashion to make polymer nanofibers, which are long, ultra-thin chains of proteins bonded together.