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Smart Fibres, Fabrics and Clothing

Fundamentals and Applications

This important book provides a guide to the fundamentals and latest developments in smart technology for textiles and clothing. The contributors represent a distinguished international panel of experts and the book covers many aspects of cutting edge research and development.

Smart fibres, fabrics and clothing starts with a review of the background to smart technology and goes on to cover a wide range of the material science and fibre science aspects of the technology including: Electrically active polymeric materials and the applications of nonionic polymer gel and elastomers for artificial muscles; Thermally sensitive fibres and fabrics; Cross-linked polyol fibrous substrates stimuli-responsive interpenetrating polymer network hydrogel; Permeation control through stimuli-responsive polymer membranes; optical fibre sensors, hollow fibre membranes for gas separation; integrating fibre-formed components into textile structures; Wearable electronic and photonic technologies; Adaptive and responsive textile structures (ARTS); Biomedical applications including the applications of scaffolds in tissue engineering

It is essential reading for academics in textile and materials science departments, researchers, designers and engineers in the textiles and clothing product design field. Product managers and senior executives within textile and clothing manufacturing will also find the latest insights into technological developments in the field valuable and fascinating.

Hardbound, 336 Pages

Published: October 2001

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85573-546-0


  • Smart technology for textiles and clothing; Electrically active polymer materials; Application of nonionic polymer gel and elastomers for artificial muscles; Heat storage and thermo-regulated textiles and clothing; Thermally sensitive materials; Crosslinked polyol fibrous substrates as multifunctional and multi-use intelligent materials; Stimuli-responsive interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels composed of poly (vinyl alcohol) and poly (acrylic acid); Permeation control through structures stimuli-responsive polymer membrane prepared by plasma and radiation grafting techniques; Mechanical properties of fibre Bragg gratings; Optical responses of FBG sensors under deformations; Smart textile composites integrated with fibre optic sensors; Hollow fibre membranes for gas separation; Embroidery and smart textiles; Adaptive and responsive textiles (ARTS); Wearable technology for snow clothing; Bio-processing for smart textiles and clothing; Tailor-made intelligent polymers for biomedical applications; Textile scaffolds in tissue engineering.


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