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Fabrican

by Jacob Resneck in Design on 05 April 2006

Fabrican

“It is what it says, simply, fabric in a can,” states Fabrican's no-nonsense website.

The London-based company has developed spray-on cotton fabric. While initially it's quite thin, you can spray on more coats making it thicker. The potential is wide for many uses from industrial purposes, medical sectors, and of course fashion applications.

The technology was developed in 2003 by Dr. Manel Torres and Professor Paul Luckham at Imperial College London. It’s a private venture, and they’re looking to partner up to mass produce the product.

The fabric itself can be designed to be “soft as silk” or as “durable as hemp” the manufacturer says. We’re keeping our eye on this one.

I mean, imagine if during Janet Jackson’s NFL Superbowl “wardrobe malfunction” last year, she had been carrying Fabrican. After a quick squirt, all could’ve been mended and perhaps CBS Television wouldn’t have been fined that $3.6 million by the FCC.

via We Make Money Not Art

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