Nanotechnologies serving the fashion industryMotta Alfredo Iberia presents new double-face water repellent shearling leather, the result of research that has always been at the heart of the company’s philosophy
The fundamental innovation introduced is nanotechnology based on the process of deep dyeing in water, which can then be applied to the very high quality skins of the company based in Cinisello Balsamo (MI), significantly improving their performance. Nanotechnologies are becoming more and more important today and are already widely used, particularly in the areas of medical and industrial applications. In the case of leather processing, they offer unprecedented and exceptional characteristics of resistance against the penetration of liquids, dirt, abrasions and UV rays. The fluids easily slide off the surface, without penetrating or being absorbed, almost maintaining unchanged their ability to breathe. They preserve the original appearance of leather over time and are ideal for bags, jackets and shoes.
Eco-friendly and 100% eco-compatible, the nanotechnologies selected by Motta’s research and development centre add an extremely precious value to an already outstanding and high quality range of skins.
Nanotechnologies: science meets fashion
Nanotechnology is the use and control of structures and materials that are within the nanoscale range (between 1 and 100 nm) and that have a dimension of tens or hundreds of atoms. 1 nm is equal to one billionth of a metre, which is 0.000000001 m (nano = 1 x 10-9 m). A strand of human hair is approximately 100,000 nanometres wide. A nanomaterial is any material that has one of its dimensions within the nanoscale, such as nanoparticles, which are particles with a diameter of 1-100 nm. Nanomaterials can also be very long in one direction, such as DNA. DNA only has a few nanometres, but can lengthen in centimetres. Nanomaterials can also be much larger when two dimensions are outside the nanoscale, such as nanosheets which include graphene.