KAYSERI, TURKEY—Boyteks, a major upholstery fabric weaver has developed a series of technologies which creates a fabric that is either easy to clean with water, its ‘Clean Ink’ brand; photocatalytic coatings which can produce relatively germ free, self cleaning indoor and outdoor fabric surfaces and Magnerest brand of anti magnetic fabric.
The developments are now available on commercially made Boyteks upholstery fabrics according to
Ozkan Yildizhan, R&D Brand Manager.
“Photocatalytic technology is a nanotechnology that fractures and scraps the impurities on the surface using the energy of light beams,” he says. “The self cleaning fabric interacts with organic molecules to separate and and break-up the impurities in its structure,” he adds.
Lab tests have shown the self cleaning Boyteks fabric to resist stains like ketchup, mayonnaise and wine among other kinds of stains and is resilient against washing and detergents. Removal of ink from the treated fabric is also possible using water, Boyteks says.
Magnerest branded fabric reportedly improves circulation in humans with the magnetic field it creates.