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Texas A&M Professor Developing Uniform of the Future for U.S. Military

A Texas A&M doctor is working to develop new non-toxic protective nanocoatings to the clothes worn by military servicemen and women while serving around the world.

Dr. Jaime Grunlan is applying water-based nanocoatings to military clothing with the hopes of adding protecting properties to military clothes. The nonacoating, which includes non-harmful chemicals such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide, can provide the wearer with fire protection, UV light protection, and chemical recognition and detection capabilities.