Cooler fabric

  • On very hot days, there is now an option of switching from cotton shirts to nanofibre shirts in order to cool off!
  • This new textile prepared using 3D-printed fibre was found to have 55% greater cooling effect than cotton. It also exhibited three times higher tensile strength than pure polyvinyl alcohol fabric.
  • The nanofibre was made using boron nitride and polyvinyl alcohol.
  • Boron nitride is an effective material in thermal management due to its high thermal conductivity.
  • Unlike most conventional textile fibres that trap the person’s body heat inside, the new textile allows body heat to pass through the fabric and escape. 


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