Antibacterial technology that makes your dad's sock smell, even if repeated washing effect lasts


Technologies have been developed to impart antimicrobial action to fabric products and plastics and to sustain them for a long period of time. This means that it has become possible to permanently set the antibacterial state from medical cloths to dad's socks.

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"Concerns over pathogenic bacteria attached to cloth and plastics, especially medical facilities and accommodation facilities, are increasing," said Jason Locklin, associate professor at chemistry department at the Faculty of Engineering at the Franklin University. The antimicrobial technology announced this time was developed by Associate Professor Locklin and was licensed to the University of Georgia Research Foundation, so the announcement itself was done from the University of Georgia.

This technology is capable of causing diseases, decomposing cloths, or killing various kinds of bacteria that cause odor. It is said that breeding of Staphylococcus and Escherichia coli can be prevented in well-known places. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, introduction of this technology seems to reduce the risk of developing an infection at a rate of 1 in 20 inpatients.

Associate Professor Jason Locklin and team led by him

The technology developed this time can be applied to textiles, filters, and plastics, besides fibers, at the manufacturing stage. In addition, we can add antimicrobial action to already made products later, so we can use it for clothing used in training wear, shoes, kitchen and bedroom, bathroom etc. Even though washing it many times in the test, the effect does not diminish, even if it can be removed by friction etc. It seems that it can be re-attached by simple means like spraying again.

"Although similar to the antibacterial technology that was announced this time, it is already used for commercial products, but they are using hazardous chemical substances to reduce production cost, the effect will be diminished if washing is done several times The technology developed by Associate Professor Locklin has been skillfully simplified so that it can obtain sustained antimicrobial activity at low cost, "said Gennaro Gama senior technical manager at the Georgia University Research Foundation commented It is.

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