Paper towel is a prized possession in kitchen all around the world, for its ability to absorb liquid. But scientists at Georgia Tech are developing a new type of paper, engineered to do exactly the opposite.
Liquid repellent paper products have a host of applications – from packaging material that doesn’t get damaged in the rain to new types of medical devices.
The team at Georgia Tech are working on the nano scale to make this paper. Currently the team has been able to make only small samples of the liquid repellent paper right now, but they believe that the process can be scaled up and industrialized bringing a 21st century twist to an ancient product.