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PhD: Exploring nanofibrous coating on cotton fabric with versatile protection and dynamic comfort

There is growing demand for clothing that protects against chemicals, oils, and biological and environmental hazards. Some fluoro-polymer coatings on cotton fabric are banned due to toxicity and environmental concerns, while eco-friendly coatings are underdeveloped.

This investment uses surface engineering and nanotechnology techniques to develop versatile cotton clothing with integrated nanofibrous coatings that provide adaptable protection with the superior comfort of cotton.

Project date

1 Feb 2017-31 Oct 2020
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Principal investigator

Olga Gavrilenko

Research organisations

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)

Project funded by


Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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