2017年08月04日

The fabric that is charged with heat and emits light

Nanotechnology, chips and relocation have gone so far that they could transform even the way we dress. Or the way we wear reflective clothes. What they already do, in this field, is to make risk professions much less dangerous.

Textile Company Santander has been launched to the application of new technologies in fabrics with this purpose: protection and safety at work. Its latest patent is a fabric modified by nanotechnology to achieve luminescence in situations of darkness. They call it Wondrous. "What we have done is to develop some particles, put them in ceramic capsules and put them into the tissue," explains Juan, CEO of the company, "these capsules are to retain the heat, so that when it gets dark The light will come out of the tissue.”

Thus, they obtain clothes that emit long-lasting phosphorescence by themselves. It is intended, above all, for the safety of different forest agents.
The clearest example is that of a firefighter lost in a forest in the course of a fire. Until now, with the fluorescent or reflective tissue they carry, they must be focused with a light source to be seen. Textile fabric Santanderina is seen without such need. "You put this tissue on anyone, you lose it in the middle of the desert and you do not need to be enlightened to find it, he is illuminated alone", notes Pares, "the person has three hours in which anyone who looks for him is going to find". From there, each client can do with this technology what they want. They comment, from the company, that there are those who have valued using the same option in the letters of the trucks.

It is not the only contribution of the company to security through the locker room. It has already developed infrared protective fabrics for night vision for the Army, products to increase resistance to fire and to protect workers under electric tension or very light suits that withstand temperatures of one thousand degrees.

All this includes it within the research sector, a field in which Juan Pares foresees revolutionary tendencies. It is based on the fact that the textile does not cease to be a protective body of the human body against the radiations of nature and that, therefore, becomes an intercom of two different situations. "That leads to a fabric can become an antenna," predicts the CEO.

In fact his most recent research and developments are aimed at giving his particular response to the 'fit' world. In this case, and again through micro capsulation, it would try to synthesize aloe Vera, coffee or Ginkgo Balboa and create particles of products that react with the body as if they were cosmetics. That way we could even lose weight with our clothes.

Innovation is a different field from that of research in Textile Santander. It focuses on combining existing fabrics to create entirely new products. For example CODDLAN, a fabric that mixes wool and cotton so that the garments can be washed at home with peace of mind. The possibilities are endless. "If you go from 70% cotton and 30% wool to 50-50, you have a reflective fabric that does not look like anything and a family of items that change", says the CEO of Textile Santander, "from there multiply the variables". That, in numbers, is three new daily products on average.
  


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