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No need to wash ever again
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I think and interesting concept would be that of a self deoderizing and stain free fabric. The fabric would detect (through body heat maybe) that the garmet was becoming stinky and release a fragrence. At the same time if any stains impregnated the fabric chemicals intertwined into the fabric would release and 'eat up' the stain. This could also be combined with the iron-free fabrics already available to elimnate having to ever wash again! I would definately be interested!!! Lastly, another point in which to add would be that the fragrance could be choosen by the consumer to suit the cologne or perfume that you wear!
New2, Oct 14 2002

'acrylic' composites http://www.psrc.usm...macrog/composit.htm
[hollajam, Oct 14 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

The Man In The White Suit http://us.imdb.com/Title?0044876
... got into all kinds of trouble with this sort of invention. [WTCTTISITMWIBNIIWR?] [calum, Oct 14 2002, last modified Oct 15 2002]

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       Yeah, cool. Let us know when you figure out a way to do it.
DrCurry, Oct 14 2002
  

       Well we're nearly there so that makes this nearly baked. As everybody probably knows, Polypropylene fabric is made of a fibers that contribute capillary actions to the fabric.   

       With future refinements it should be even better at dissipating perspiration and become more impervious to molecular attraction of odor compounds. Perhaps it will still need a mechanical shake now and then but taking said garments off to shower should do just the trick. Personally, quality wool works as well or better for me. But don't let my tip distract you from the Help file.
hollajam, Oct 14 2002
  

       The only synthetic that I know of that acts like an organic capillary medium is polymethmethacrylate, the stuff that soft contacts are made of. Fibers woven into a block and then machined to an optical fineness.   

       <later: edited to remove superfluous arrogant sounding crap>
bristolz, Oct 14 2002
  

       I wasn't describing a molecular pipette. I was generalizing though and in that sense the term 'capillary action' applies.   

       //holds moisture via surface tension affinity amongst adjacent fibers in a solid composition//   

       ...combined with [link] we have a current 'workable' phenomenon wouldn't you think?
hollajam, Oct 14 2002
  

       ah yes . . . "wicking" is really the right term. Like good quality cotton gym socks.
bristolz, Oct 14 2002
  

       Bristolz, thanks for keeping me on my toes. Adjustments made. <aside>You should consider trying a quality make of woolen sport socks. They work so much better.</>
hollajam, Oct 14 2002
  

       I would like to place an order for five pair of coveralls please.   

       There are fabrics currently being created that have these features. They use nanotechnology with nanos that "eat" sweat, which reduces odour and also can be made to release fragrance.
eve_604, Jan 16 2007
  

       Get a better title, 'fabric' is baked.
Germanicus, Jan 18 2007
  

       <teacher> ...and for god's sake capitalise or everyone will mistake you for [po]... </t>
wagster, Jan 18 2007
  

       //that the garmet was becoming stinky// - the varmet in the garmet !
xenzag, Jan 31 2007
  
      
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