Parafricta Fabric is a product of UK company APA Parafricta Ltd. The manufacturer touts that its product is improving lives of patients with skin problems, such as diabetics, by essentially eliminating friction between a patient’s skin and the exterior.
Here’s more about the fabric:
Parafricta Fabric has already been hailed as a technological break-through, with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children using the fabric for those suffering with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a crippling skin disease highlighted in Channel 4’s programme The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off.
Parafricta Fabric is also displayed in the Science Museum’s ‘Challenge of Materials’ gallery and is a ‘fabric of the future’.
George Sampson, APA Parafricta chief executive officer, said: “Parafricta Fabric is unique in that its friction coefficient is like ice. The fabric does not jerk or snatch when one surface, such as skin, begins to move against another (a process called ‘stiction’), which is often the cause of problems for those suffering with serious skin conditions and the cause of bedsores suffered by the long-term bed-ridden.”
APA Parafricta has begun to develop a range of garments that can be used by sufferers that include pillowcases, fitted bed-sheets, booties and under-garments…
The Parafricta Fabric can also easily be washed at high temperatures without altering its characteristics in any way.