NanoSphere Technology


The leaves of most plants always remain clean – particles of dirt simply cannot adhere or are easily washed off – thanks to the leaves’ surface structure. This provided some of the inspiration when developing NanoSphere®. With the aid of innovative nanotechnology, nature’s own technology has now been transferred to the surfaces of textiles.


Nanotechnology involves studying and changing various surfaces at atomic level in order to produce specific properties and functions – a nanometre (nm) is a millionth of a millimetre. Here, the surface of the textile has been treated so that it mimics the irregular surface of the plant’s leaves. This means that drops of water and dirt particles, which are significantly larger by comparison to the surface structure, are unable to make sufficient contact with the material and so ‘run off’. This keeps clothes much cleaner and drier.