Scientists develop new moisture-wicking fabric

Chinese scientists have developed a new moisture-wicking fabric with ultrafast water evaporation and quick-dry performance.

moisture-wicking fabric

Moisture-wicking  can pull moisture away from the skin to the exterior of the clothing. It dries quickly and provides a comfortable environment for the human body in hot or humid environments. There is a growing market demand for this material.

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Scientists from Shanghai-based Donghua University developed an assembly strategy to create a biomimetic nanofibrous membrane with ultrafast evaporation and quick-dry performance.

It exhibits an outstanding water evaporation rate, 2.1 times that of Coolmax fabric, a popular moisture-wicking fabric currently on the market.

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The research serves as a source of inspiration for the development of high-performance moisture-wicking fabric.

Besides sportswear, the research has applications in optimizing functional textiles such as wound dressing materials and diapers, according to the research team.

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The research was published in the journal ACS Nano.

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