November 19, 2014
“Green,” electrospun nanowebs maintain breathability after heat crosslinking. That was the message Seshadri Ramkumar delivered, while standing in for Uday Turaga, at the 2014 IFAI Advanced Textiles Expo in Minneapolis on Oct. 14. As part of an education program featuring functional and nano technologies for industrial fabrics, Ramkumar presented the results of their research, titled “Breathable Standalone Poly (vinyl alcohol) Nanowebs.”
By developing a homopolymer electrospun poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) nanoweb, the research team from Texas Tech University was able to evaluate the breathability, porosity and tensile strength of both treated and untreated nanowebs.