Russian chemists develop fabric resistant to chemical and biological weapons


MOSCOW, May 12. /TASS/. Chemists from Saratov State University have come up with what they say is a membrane solution capable of protecting military personnel from chemical and biological weapons while remaining air and vapor permeable, the university’s president, Leonid Kossovich, told TASS in an interview, adding that the project was ordered by the Fund for Perspective Research.

“In cooperation with industrial partners, experimental suits have been made for Defense Ministry and Interior Ministry personnel to wear during a test period. When the testing is over, the possibility of batch production may be considered,” Kossovich said.

The testing of special suits made of a special membrane fabric is to be completed by the end of this year. The material’s certification will follow shortly afterwards. Continue reading.