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Antibacterial Nanofibers.

U.S. Patent 9,090,995 Guly 28, 2015), "Process of Making an Antibacterial Nanofiber," Yasuo Imashiro, Naokazu Sasaki, Yukiko Ogushi, and Mami lizuka (Nisshinbo Holdings, Inc., Tokyo, Japan).

Antibacterial textiles are highly desired in medical and household applications. Usually the antibacterial property is achieved by coating the fibers; however, the coatings wear off, and they tend to be toxic.

Imashiro et al. developed an antibacterial nanofiber with an intrinsic antibacterial property without a biocidal additive. It's based on polymers with special functional groups. Fiber diameters are between 1 and 1000 nm, and the functional groups range from aldehydes to imides. The fibers can include polyester resins and polythiophenes. The active functional groups are attached to monomers used in forming the nanofibers.

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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY PATENTS; Nisshinbo Holdings, Inc. patent received
Comment:Antibacterial Nanofibers.(INDUSTRY PATENTS)(Nisshinbo Holdings, Inc. patent received)
Author:Corneliussen, Roger
Publication:Plastics Engineering
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9JAPA
Date:Nov 1, 2015
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