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Monday, November 07, 2005

Translucent nanosteel blocks heat and UV rays

Parasols sprayed with steel might not sound like functional fashion accessories, but that is what Suzutora Corp. plans to market next summer. The textile processing company sprays approximately one nanometer particles of stainless steel onto polyester cloth to create a parasol that shuts out both heat and ultraviolet rays. The tiny particles can be used even on translucent cloth, which greatly increases the options for fashion designers. more @ asahi.com