Stab-resistant fabric gains strength from carbon nanotubes and polyacrylate

April 19, 2023 – Fabrics that resist knife cuts can help prevent injuries and save lives. But a sharp enough knife or a very forceful jab can get through some of these materials. Now, researchers report in ACS Applied Nano Materials that carbon nanotubes and polyacrylate strengthen conventional aramid to produce lightweight, soft fabrics that provide better protection. Applications include anti-stabbing clothing, helmets, and insoles, as well as cut-resistant packaging.

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