Smart polymers for textile applications

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Polymers and their Applications
EditorsMaría Rosa Aguilar, Julio San Román
PublisherElsevier
Chapter14
Pages437-475
ISBN (electronic) 978-0-85709-702-6
ISBN (print)978-0-85709-695-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing in Materials
PublisherElsevier

Abstract

Smart polymers are materials which can show noticeable changes in their properties with environmental stimulation. Novel functionalities can be delivered to textiles by integrating smart polymers into them. Smart polymers including thermal-, moisture- and light-responsive polymers, and thermal- and pH-responsive hydrogels, have been applied to textiles to improve or achieve textile smart functionalities. The functionalities include aesthetic appeal, comfort, drug release, fantasy design (colour changing), wound monitoring, smart wetting properties, and protection against extreme environmental variations. In this chapter, the applications of smart polymers in textiles and the clothing sector are elucidated; the associated constraints on fabrication of textiles and their potential applications in the near future are discussed. © 2014 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Moisture-responsive polymer, PH-responsive hydrogel, Smart textiles, Thermal-responsive hydrogel, Thermal-responsive polymer

Citation Format(s)

Smart polymers for textile applications. / HU, J.; LU, J.
Smart Polymers and their Applications. ed. / María Rosa Aguilar; Julio San Román. Elsevier, 2014. p. 437-475 (Woodhead Publishing in Materials).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 12 - Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review