Protective bacteria: Biopolymer coating for textiles

Interview with Dr Thomas Stegmaier and Dr Thomas Hettich, Competence Centre Textile Chemistry, Environment & Energy, German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (DITF)

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Image: Coating a cotton yarn with PHA using a coating nozzle; Copyright: DITF

The cotton yarn is coated with PHA using a coating nozzle. Copyright: DITF


Image: Dr Thomas Stegmaier; Copyright: DITF

Dr Thomas Stegmaier. Copyright: DITF

Image: Dr Thomas Hettich; Copyright: DITF

Dr Thomas Hettich. Copyright: DITF

Image: Filling the squeegee with molten PHA using a hot glue gun; Copyright: DITF

The molten PHA is filled into the squeegee using a hot glue gun. Copyright: DITF

Image: Squeegee coating of molten PHA on a cotton fabric; Copyright: DITF

The cotton fabric is coated with molten PHA using a squeegee. Copyright: DITF

Image: Close-up of a cotton yarn coated with PHA; Copyright: DITF

Cotton yarn coated with PHA. Copyright: DITF

Elena Blume (Editorial team K-Mag)

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