This Plastic Clothing Fabric Cools Your Skin

Posted: Sep 2 2016, 6:31am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 2 2016, 6:43am CDT, in News | Latest Science News


This Plastic Clothing Fabric Cools Your Skin
This is a GIF of how nanoporous polyethylene reflects visible sunlight, but allow heat to escape. Such material could be used to create clothes that help keep people cool. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Sept. 2, 2016 issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by P.-C. Hsu at Stanford University in Stanford, CA, and colleagues was titled, "Radiative human body cooling by nanoporous polyethylene textile." Credit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS
  • New Plastic Fabric Makes Actually Cool Clothes for Hot Summer Days

A form of ultra high tech plastic clothing can solve the issue of hot weather by cooling its wearers.

Since 2016 is the hottest of years that the planet has seen in eons, a form of clothing that uses a high tech fabric that can cool the wearer is in high demand.

Just such a fabric has been churned out from the scientific mills. This novel material is the coolest, freshest and most comfortable of its kind that has ever been available to mankind.

Shirts and pants made from this material will repel the sun’s rays while cooling the bodies of the wearers even more effectively than any cotton garments. 

The high tech fabric was thrown over a device that copied the action of human skin on a sultry day. This fake skin simulator rose in temperature by only 0.8 degrees Celsius.

That is far less than the 3.5 degrees Celsius increase seen in case of cotton. Also the 2.9 degrees Celsius increase seen in case of polyethylene which is the choice of athletes was no match for this novel fabric which kept its wearers so cool and fresh. 

Were a person to wear a shirt and hat made of this stuff, to him it would feel like he were wearing no shirt or hat while standing under the cool shade of a palm tree.

This new fabric is a nanoporous type of polyethylene. Some of its high tech characteristics were described in a journal. Once this fabric enters the market, it could revolutionize the very concept of personalized cooling gear.

Also the energy wastage due to air conditioning on a worldwide level during the summer months could be saved upon thanks to this wonder fabric. Such a fabric could also pave the way for tents, buildings and vehicles which have a cooling effect.  

The energy needed to cool a building may decrease by 45%. The question is how a fabric can be so cooling in its effects? Well, via a dispersal of light waves this can be accomplished.

In fact, this fabric works on the same principles as the Saharan silver ant which manages to keep cool amidst the scorching temperatures of the Sahara Desert.

Since normally clothes trap heat, this material solves this problem by allowing heat to escape the body. The fabric does not block infrared radiation while it is impervious to visible light in the spectrum.

This fabric is the ideal material that repels the heat of the sun and also allows the collected heat surrounding the human body to find a vent from within the fabric.

This is through the nanopores found in it. People may need to discard their summer clothes and buy clothes made from this fabric in the future.

The properties of this new plastic fabric described in the journal Science.

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