Coffee on that new white t-shirt, ice cream dripped of your dress, and grass stains all over your white jeans, what to do?
Removing all the stains from clothes will soon be an easy task as the Facilitation Centre for Industrial Plasma Technologies (FCIPT), a division of Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) in Gandhinagar, has manufactured a technology wherein a cloth can be rendered stain proof, reports said.
FCIPT has developed nano particle powder where titanium metal is vaporised with plasma to form titanium dioxide (TiO2). These nano particles, when mixed with alcohol and sprayed on clean clothes will be an excellent stain remover.
“The TiO2 nano particles get trapped between fibres of the cloth and form a protective coat. The moment a tough stain like say turmeric enriched curry falls on your nano-treated shirt or top, one just has to leave it in the sun for two to three hours and the stain vanishes instantly,” C Balasubramanian, senior scientist at FCIPT told TOI.
According to scientists, the nano particles, once sprinkled, remain for more than 20 washes.
FCIPT is also set to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Man Made Textile Research Association, Surat, to apply in-line plasma treatment in textile manufacturing.