Protective Suits Made Safer with Moisture-Trapping Film

Researchers from NUS Materials Science and Engineering under the College of Design and Engineering are developing a new composite film to improve the safety of personal protective suits. See how the team uses this novel 'super-hygroscopic' material to reduce heat stress by enhancing sweat evaporation.

“From the findings of various studies in this project, we are hopeful that the moisture-trapping film can be embedded to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and/or Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) of the Home Team officers, to enhance thermal comfort and improve performance of the frontline officers,” said Ying Meng Fai , Director, Human Factors & Simulation Centre of Expertise, at HTX.