The Fabrican Spray-on fabric consists of short fibres that are combined with polymers to bind the fibres together, and a solvent that delivers the fabric in liquid form and evaporates when the spray reaches a surface. The spray can be applied using a high pressure spray gun or an aerosol can. The texture of the fabric can be changed according to what fibres are used such as wool, linen or acrylic, and how the spray is layered.Dr. Torres and Professor Luckham say that fashion is just one use of the spray-on fabric by Fabrican LTD, the name of the company set up to market the product. They plan to develop uses that can be used in medicine, hygiene, and upholstery. Time Magazine loved it so much, they included it in their 50 Best Inventions of 2010.
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July 25th, 2011
Spanish designer Manel Torres worked closely with Professor Paul Luckham, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College in London to create the world's first Spray-on clothes. Watch chemicals become haute couture in the video panel on the right, or watch a more technical video on Imperial College's site. So what do these spray-on clothes actually consist of chemically? According to Imperial College: