A new type of wipe has been developed at Texas Tech University in Lubbock that can be used to deal with toxic chemicals especially on the battlefield. The fabric has an activated carbon core sandwiched between an absorbent layer on the top and bottom, which would find its use in the military, in removing harmful chemicals that soldiers have to deal with in a battle field. The product is named as “Fibertect”.
“This is the first time this kind of wipe has been developed and it has been tested against a real chemical agent,” Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech explained. He also said, “When a soldier is fighting and there are open wounds, he will not be able to put loose particles on the skin. They needed something which is not loose particles and they also needed something which can be used both on human skin and on sensitive equipment. This is a tremendous improvement…“. It sure is !