Spray-on Fabric Creates Clothes Out of a Can
UK – British company Fabrican has created a spray-on fabric that instantly sprays onto any surface. The technology combines engineering, material science and design and is the product of interdisciplinary research.
Fabrican works by bonding and liquefying fibers to produce a non-woven fabric. When users spray the liquid using an aerosol can or spray gun, the dissolvent evaporates and the fibers bond. Upon application, the fabric seamlessly takes the shape of any structure. Fabrican uses a range of different fibers including wool, mohair, cellulose, nylon, carbon nanofibers and cotton. In addition, by adapting the properties of each Fabrican, different shapes, sizes, textures, colors and scents are achievable.
As well as its uses in the fashion industry such as customization and speeding up garment construction, Fabrican has applications in a variety of other industries. It is usable for household purposes such as creating wipes and instant sponges. The automotive industry can use it to customize and renovate car interiors.