/ Nano-coating for goretex

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Chris Perry - on 20 Jan 2013

Just saw this on the BBC website

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9786346.stm

My thoughts are, if they can do it for phones, they can do it for Goretex Jackets? not sure how it would affect breath-ability though.
The Green Giant - on 20 Jan 2013
In reply to kit perry:

I've asked about this before on UKC, when there was a BBC video of them coating the tissue. No one seemed to have the answer, but I guess there is some issue with the material being about to flex, making one side of it expand and the other contract. Maybe the nano-coating cant cope with it.
HarryB - on 20 Jan 2013
In reply to kit perry:

I guess it's because it won't be at all breathable, making a fully waterproof jacket is easy, just wear a bin bag, being able to let your sweat out is just as, if not more, important.
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captain paranoia - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to kit perry:

I've not watched the video (network restrictions), but I'm guessing it may be a fluorocarbon coating.

In which case, P2i's IonMask may well be a similar process, ans applied to clothing and footwear

http://www.p2i.com/ion-mask

I notice they include electronics in their applications:

http://www.p2i.com/electronics

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