Fentanyl Decontamination Features FiberTect Nonwoven Wipe

By: Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University, USA

(May 9, 2024, Lubbock, USA): Latest LEXIPOL series featured Texas Tech’s FiberTect as an important component in decontaminating synthetic opioids.

FiberTect is gaining international recognition in the decontamination field.

In the talk, “Maximizing Decon Efficiency: Solutions for Fentanyl and Other Drugs,” on May 8, 2024, Corey Collings, Director of Research at First Line Technology presented the hybrid decontamination method which has FiberTect as the adsorbent. Hybrid decontamination has become a go to method to decontaminate toxic chemicals with the use of FiberTect dry wipe to remove bulk agents followed by a chemical solution to neutralize and remove the remaining toxic chemical.

Recently, the result by the United States’s Army has shown that FiberTect nonwoven wipe has better efficiency in particulate decontamination that wet wipes and vacuum technologies available.

FiberTect is the result of research supported by the United States. Army RDECOM and was part of Admiral Zumwalt Program for Countermeasures to Chemical and Biological Threats at Texas Tech University.

It is such a relish to see the invention from the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory, Texas Tech University is having global impact in saving lives of soldiers, first responders and civilians.

FiberTect has become an important tool in the fight against fentanyl addiction.

The video released by LEXIPOL highlights FiberTect results from about 35.25 minutes into the presentation.


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