Shape Memory Polymers and Textiles
- Jinlian Hu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
After an introductory chapter on the concept and definition of shape memory materials, the book reviews methods for synthesising, characterising and modelling SMPs. It goes on to consider the properties of particular materials such as shape memory polyurethane and environmentally-sensitive polymer gels. The book concludes by assessing potential applications such as wrinkle-free fabrics and smart fabrics providing improved protection and comfort for the wearer.
Shape memory polymers and textiles is a valuable guide to R&D staff in such areas as textile apparel in developing a new generation of smart textiles and other products.
Textile engineers and designers; R&D staff who are developing a new generation of smart textiles and other products
- Published: April 2007
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-047-2
It will be of great interest for textile engineers and designers, who like to introduce innovative material technologies., Materials Today