Self-healing tent can be fixed with the rub of a finger
US lifestyle company Imperial Motion developed what they claim to be the world’s first self-healing tent, the fabric of which can be healed with the rub of a finger.
Imperial Motion’s so-called Nano Cure Technology is a lightweight, water-resistant nylon ripstop with resealing and repairing capabilities. Nylon ripstop is a durable fabric, woven in a crisscross pattern. When punctured, the threats are not actually broken, just pulled apart.
Combined with a special double-sided coating and the friction and heat of your fingers, small holes and punctures can be repaired by pushing the fibres back in their original form. The fabric consists of reinforced fibres that created additional reinforcement and support around the puncture, aiding the repair function. However, the technology only works on small punctures. Imperial Motion advises against testing the fabric using knives or scissors.
The technology was used earlier by Imperial Motion to make backpacks and jackets. According to the company, this is the first time someone developed a self-healing tent.
The lightweight tent is made from the self-healing nylon with a water-resistant coating. It offers space for 3 to 4 people and can be constructed in 3 minutes or less.
The project can currently be supported on Kickstarter.
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Photos: Imperial Motion