Perfumed-clothing to keep you smelling fresh 24/7
The technology behind magazine scratch-and-sniff stickers is reinventing itself by being applied to make scented clothing.
Researchers in Portugal are reporting development of a new type of "microcapsule" filled with perfume and embedded in fabric for production of scented suits, socks, undergarments and other clothing.
The microcapsules currently used in magazine scratch-and-sniffs contain formaldehyde, a carcinogen and an environmental hazard. The research group from Portugal has found a substitute for the nasty substance, and suggests using polyurethane-urea, which they claim is a lot more environmentally friendly. Laboratory tests show that improved microcapsules show prolonged fragrance and durability.
So with body odours no longer a concern, what will we get to complain about on the bus?