- story by MaterialDistrict
The Breath was created to attract polluting molecules in its core layer. The activating nanomolecules block the impurities inside its fabric structure and prevent them from being released back into the environment. The technology is based on a three-layered system, three active parts with different and complementary positions and roles.
The core is made of carbon mesh on a polyester substrate mixed with active nanomolecules. Its main function is adsorbing gassy pollutants, making the air cleaner and more breathable. It absorbs pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, and ozone.
The back layer is composed by a fabric mesh based on a nanotechnology mix. It filters the air during its natural recirculation and traps and reduces its bacterial charge.
The front layer, the third layer, is also made of fabric mesh, and guarantees the transpiration and air flux through the fibres. The back and front layers can be printed with an automatised system that employs ecological, water-based inks.