Lead researcher Stefan Seeger claims the coated fabric is the most water repellent clothing appropriate material ever created. Water simply will not reach the fabric proper even if the cloth is fully immersed in the liquid. Experiments have demonstrated that the material remains dry to the touch even after two months of continuous submersion.
While polyester produces the best results, the nanofiber coating can also be applied to wool, cotton, and other textiles. The coating process is simple, consisting solely of applying silicone gas to the fibers and allowing it to condense into nanofilaments. In the future, the same process could coat glass and metals as well as textiles. This could potentially result in water repellent windows and all sorts of weatherproof instruments and machines made from rust resistant metals.