Fabrican Spray-on fabric © creates an instant sprayable non-woven fabric

What is Fabrican?

Fabrican created and patented instant, sprayable, non-woven © Spray-on fabric. Based in London, at the London Bioscience Innovation Centre, Fabrican technology is capturing the imagination of designers, industry and the public around the world. The technology has been developed for use in industrial applications, as well as personal and healthcare, decorative and fashion/apparel products.

The British company Fabrican has developed a way to bond and liquefy fibres so that textiles can be sprayed out of a can or spray gun straight onto a body or dress form. The solvent then evaporates, and the fibres bond, forming a snug-fitting garment. Not just for clothes, the technology has household, industrial, personal and health care applications. Time Magazine: One of the Best Invention of 2010

Fran Scott from the BBC series ‘The Imagineers’ describes how Dr Manel Torres from Imperial College in London invented Fabrican – a fabric that is sprayed from a can. He is seen spraying some onto the arms of a fashion model. A can of silly string was his inspiration for this product. The fabric is sterile so can be used as a bandage. It can be made to set hard and so could also be used as a cast for broken bones. But perhaps most amazingly, the fabric absorbs oil, and so could be used to clean up after oil tanker disasters, which can cause catastrophic environmental damage. BBC The Imagineers: Inventing future fabrics


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Instant top 2003 © Photographer Rebecca Harman

Fabrican will make life more convenient, healthier and fun with its unique Spray-on fabric ©

A unique technological innovation. This sprayable non woven fabric will revolutionise many areas of our world. Fabrican offers cutting edge application, with potential for development into numerous markets.

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Microscopic views of Fabrican Ltd fabric 2003 © Photographer Fabrican

Skin screen-material protector, Touch sensitive-nano transfer, sustainable and sterile direct from it’s sealed point of application

Fabrican offers a ground breaking idea. Creation of a liquid suspension which is then applied via spray gun or aerosol to small or industrial sized projects. The fabric is formed by the cross linking of fibres, which adhere to create an instant non woven fabric that can be easily sprayed on to any surface.

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Instant Flowers Fabrican Moscow design week 2011 picture by © Moscow Design Week 2011

Fabrican can adapt to numerous uses; Fashion, medical, hygiene, oil spillage, automotive, design, sports

The original idea of © Spray-on fabric came from Manel Torres’ work in the fashion industry. These photos capture the essence of science and fashion in collaboration. It will allow the wearer to personalise their wardrobe in infinite combinations, and will liberate designers to create new and unique garments. Fabrican also allows for carrier technology, delivering fragrance or even medical active substances.

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