Almost 95% of silver is used in jewelers, photography, silverware and different industrial applications, which include electrical parts such as miniature batteries, bearings, brazing alloys, and photovoltaic cells. Silver is also appreciated known in history as an anti-bacterial agent, already in sixth-century B.C did Cyrus the great king of Persia uses silver to keep the water fresh, the boiled water was stored in flagons. In modern times antiseptic and anti-bacterial healing properties of silver been used in products such as plaster, purification of water, swimming pool’s sanitation, etc. These functions are because of silver unique ability to disturb the multiplication function of bacteria.
More or less 20% of the accessible nanotechnology in the consumer market contains Nanosilver, incorporated mostly due to anti-bacterial properties. Some of these products are used in food storage and wound care. However, most are used for clothing and underwear. See also nanotechnology, nanoscience in the Eco fashion dictionary.
Recommended post on fashion and Nanotechnology:
POST I: INTRODUCTION TO NANOTECHNOLOGY IN FASHION AND TEXTILE INDUSTRY
POST II: NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE TEXTILE AND FASHION BUSINESS. PART II
POST III: HOW TO MANUFACTURE NANOTECHNOLOGY TEXTILES? PART III
ECO-FASHION-DENIM AND DIAGRAMS DICTIONARIES OVERVIEW