Spray on Clothes
Posted by Xeno on September 17, 2010
Scientists at Imperial College London have developed a liquid clothing spray that hardens on the body and turns into a reusable garment.
Dr Manel Torres and Professor Paul Luckham have developed a spray that contains small fibres which are mixed with polymers to join them together and a solvent that keeps the fabric in liquid form in the can.
The solvent evaporates instantly as the spray touches a surface, creating a smooth clothing material that can be washed and re-worn.
The spray may in the future be used to create garments, medical dressings or upholstery for furniture.
Not to be confused with spray on pancakes. Worried about the environment?
Aerosol cans now use a hydrocarbon gas, nitrogen or air depending on the material to be sprayed. There are still potential environmental and safety issues but the ozone related problems have been addressed. – wikianswers