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China Develops Water-proof, Oil-proof Technology

Posted on September 28, 2000

Beijing, China — China has developed a new technology that will keep textile goods from getting wet, tainted or dirty by such liquid material as water and oil.

The new nanometer technology, developed by Zhongshang Centennial High-tech Company, could be used on textile fabrics, leather, oil pipelines, metal surfaces, building material and many other solid surfaces.

Jiang Lei, vice chairman of the company board, said that the technology can help textile material, such as cotton, hemp, silk, nap, mixed spinning and chemical fabrics from getting wet or dirty by water, oil, ink and juice.

The technology could also be used to coat the surfaces of metal material and oil pipelines to produce higher speeds, improve rot- proofing and reduce liquid leakage, according to Jiang, also professor with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Clothes treated using the technology need no washing, which will save water and will be environment-friendly.

A nanometer is equal to one millionth of a millimeter.

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