Thursday, 26 December 2013


A student has invented a top that can resist any spills and
splashes including Coca-Cola,
tomato ketchup, mustard,
milkshakes, beer, ink and even
red wine. The clothing is made

from polyester, which has been infused with a combination of
chemicals that make it
resistant to water. Despite this, the T-shirts are said to feel ‘no different to any other items that could be found in a
clothing shop.’
University student Patel from
San Francisco made a prototype using a spray-on chemical, but realised it would only last for one wash. He then began looking at ways to incorporate the technology into the fabric.
He created a fabric that has
the nanotechnology bonded to the fibres on a microscopic
This means that they won’t irritate the skin.
According to Patel:
‘Most liquid molecules will not be able to touch the fabric because of a microscopic layer of air that forms between the liquid and fabric.
‘This is because the fabric is
layered with billions of silica
particles. Water based liquids
will form a 150 degree sphere
and roll right off! As a result,
this barrier protects your shirt
from potential accidents.’

After testing his method, the
business student created a
page about the invention,
named Silic, on crowd funding
website Kickstarter.
He has already exceeded his
target of around $20,000
(£12,250), before the campaign closes on 26th of January. The shirts
are expected to be on sale
online from May and will cost
around £30. According to
Patel’s Kickstarter page, there
are certain steps wearers have to take to make sure the T-shirts stays waterproof.
These include not using fabric
softener in a machine wash, no bleaching or washing with
colours and no ironing.
Patel also advises wearers not to dry clean the shirt.

To reactivate the water
repellency, the T-shirt must
also be put through a tumble
dryer on a low heat at least
once every three washes.
Patel said:
‘I started the project a year and a half ago after looking at making smart clothing.
‘I wanted to try something different and I had heard about Hydrophobic spray, which is a spray that is
completely water resistant.
‘I thought about putting it on
a T-shirt but when I was
making a prototype after a
while I became very light
headed and I realised it may
not be safe to use.
‘I also realised that if I were to
put this on clothing, it would
wear off after just one wash so it wouldn’t be sustainable.
‘To make it safe and last
longer, I put the technology
into the polyester of the T-shirt while it was being made on a nanoscale, molecular level.
“The T-shirts we have now are
completely safe and will last
for up to 80 washes, so you get around about two year’s worth of wear out of it.’
Kudos to you bro... Good idea to those set of people that like getting dirty. Order for yours today

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