Camel-hump-inspired fabric could protect firefighters from heat Liberal-news

A fabric made by welding pockets of airgel together with ultrasound mimics the composition of a camel’s hump to protect against fire and let sweat escape.


20 January 2023

Fire suits protect them from the heat, but they don’t keep them from sweating.


The insulating fabric inspired by a camel’s hump could protect firefighters from extreme heat and allow sweat to break through.

There are a wide variety of heat-resistant fabrics used for firefighters’ uniforms, but almost all of them trap moisture within the fabric, leaving firefighters drenched in sweat while working in the heat.

jiang fang at Soochow University in China and colleagues have developed an insulating fabric that uses pockets of…

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