Nanotech for hospital textiles - sustainable binder chemicals for textile finishing - Innovation @ E2Expo
Updated : December 2020
Nanochemicals for eco-friendly textile finishing
Nano Textile is the result of a 12million euro European Commission funded project -SONO-FP7, which was focused on the development of an antibacterial finishing of fabrics using ZnO especially for hospital textile applications. It offers a sustainable alternative to binder chemicals usually used to attach finishes onto a piece of fabric. Its technology embeds fabric finishes directly into a fabric using a process called cavitation and can apply to a range of products such as antibacterial & anti-odour finishes or water repellency.
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Use of sustainable chemicals protects the end user and environment from leachate of harmful chemicals. It also does not interact with fabric's physical properties. The company has also tested its technology with few hospital textile related applications and found significant results in reducing/killing the harmful bacteria associated with them.
The company has developed a single-step nano-coating process, which is done via an IP protected sono-chemistry reactor and is cost-effective. It currently holds granted patents in Israel, the US, and the EU and holds patent pending requests in additional strategic markets globally. It has also won awards in the Global Health Startups contest in Israel.