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Condoms from grass will be thinner and stronger

06 April 2016, 09:00

Condoms exist for quite some time, with the time they have undergone more changes and today, it would seem, scientists have invented a very thin and strong. But Australian scientists said they were able to create an even more subtle and lasting contraceptives, and not from the usual all latex or graphene (which, incidentally, is also not so long ago, decided to apply for the production of condoms), but from perfect, at first glance, unfit for this material - triode.

Triode - a plant of the genus of grasses, native to the deserts of Australia. Use this rather coarse grass for the manufacture of condoms offered Professor Darren Martin with a group of scientists from the University of Queensland. Experts nanotsellyulozu removed from the plant, which is several times improved properties condom (nanotsellyuloza blended with latex, whereby the polymer becomes stronger and acquires improved quality). 

On one of the US plants producing latex products specifically for the Martin group has made a test batch of condoms nanotsellyulozoy. Prototypes are type tests "tear" in which condoms are inflated until the moment when the product will not burst. 

Tests have shown that of the triode condoms can withstand a 20% increase of pressure and 40% greater than the maximum allowable amount, in comparison with conventional latex products.

The press Darren Martin noted nanotsellyuloza is a flexible additive which allows to make the membrane more flexible, strong and thin. According to the research team, the new technology will enable the production of condoms to make products as thin as 0.045 mm, the condoms will completely meet the necessary quality standards and superior in its properties to the existing modern latex products.

It is worth noting that the development of Australian experts are already interested in the leading manufacturers of "rubber".

Nanotsellyulozoy new material can be used not only for the production of contraceptives, but also for the production of the finest gloves, which are used for medical purposes. According to scientists, these gloves provide maximum sensitivity, in addition, they will be less tired arm, which is especially important for surgeons, technicians, whose work requires a higher accuracy.

Group Martin admitted that the use prickly plant for the production of means of protection against sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancy, they prompted the indigenous people of Australia, however, the Australians used the resin of the triode as an adhesive.

By the way, Queensland University has concluded an agreement with the union of the indigenous peoples, according to which they owed a certain part on income derived from the sale of a unique technology.

Experts also pointed out that if nanotsellyuloza will be widely used in the production of latex products, it will give new opportunities for economic development in remote corners of Australia, where it grows triode.

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