Amarillo Globe-News - Fabric passes tests to protect against chem agents

A composite fabric designed to protect humans against biological and chemical agents has passed laboratory tests and could be in products on the market within two years, officials said.

The layered blend of absorbent fabric and carbon created by Texas Tech University researcher Seshadri Ramkumar proved better at wiping off hazardous industrial and military chemicals than 30 other materials tested by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, university administrators and other officials said Wednesday.

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