Functional and Technical Textiles

Functional and Technical Textiles

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Subhankar Maity, Kunal Singha, Pintu Pandit
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323915939

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Functional and Technical Textiles covers recent advances in technology, properties and performance of high-tech yarns and structures and their applications in different sectors of the smart and technical textile fields. Applications, including many that go beyond apparel, where high tech and functional structural fabrics are used as reinforcements for composites, medical implants and geotextiles are covered. The book also describes the latest technologies for producing versatile products for these diversified applications. Finally, the book makes a survey of the latest research in technical textiles and its various structures, properties and applications in composites, medical textiles, geotextiles, industrial textiles, and more.

Key Features

  • Draws on the latest industry innovations for the production of new smart and technical textile functionality
  • Explains best practice for testing and for the quality control of technical textiles
  • Provides definitions of key terminologies used in the field and explains the differences between smart and technical textiles


Postgraduate students and researchers working in textiles, with an interest in functional and technical textiles

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Functional and Technical textiles
    2. Preparation Methods for Functional Textiles
    3. Manufacturing of Technical Textiles
    4. Use of Shape Memory Polymers for Functional Textiles
    5. Use of Piezoelectric Polymers for Smart Textiles
    6. Advances in Anti-Microbial Textiles
    7. Advances in Waterproof Breathable and Pathogen Barrier Clothing
    8. Advances in Ultra-Violet (UV) Ray Blocking Textiles
    9. Interactive Smart Textile Fabrics
    10. Textiles for Various Sensory Applications
    11. Textiles for Heat Generation
    12. Textiles for Respiratory Monitoring Treatments
    13. Textiles for Electromagnetic Shielding Applications.
    14. Knitted and Braided Fabrics for Medical Textiles
    15. Advances in Ballistic Protection
    16. Advances in Natural Fibres Reinforced Composites
    17. Testing and Evaluation of Technical Textiles
    18. Testing and Evaluation of Functional Textiles
    19. Sustainability in Functional and Technical Textiles
    20. Market and Future of Functional and Technical Textile

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2023
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323915939

About the Editors

Subhankar Maity

Subhankar Maity is an assistant professor of knitting in The Department of Textile Technology in Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute, Kanpur, India. He has previously worked in industry for Ginni Filaments Ltd., Noida, India, and Alok Industries Ltd., Silvassa, India. His current subject area of teaching is Knitting Technology, Structure and Properties of fibres, Statistical Quality control in Textile Industry, and Fabric formation. His main research areas are smart electro-conductive textiles, heat transfer behaviour of fibrous/polymeric materials and related functional textiles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant professor of Knitting, The Department of Textile Technology, Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute, Kanpur, India

Kunal Singha

Kunal Singha is an assistant professor and course coordinator at the Department of Textile Design at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna, India. His primary research focus is on sustainable textile, quality, supply and manufacturing chain. He has written more than eighty papers/book chapters/conference proceedings headed by many reputed national/international publishing houses. He is a member of the Textile Association of India, Institute of Engineers and Society of Dyers & Colorists.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant professor and course coordinator, Department of Textile Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna, India

Pintu Pandit

Pintu Pandit is an assistant professor at the Textile Design Department of the National Institute of Fashion Technology under the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India at Patna campus. His research is focused on a ‘Best from Waste’ theme, encompassing sustainability in textile and fashion, low cost sustainable market, natural dyeing, natural multifunctional finishing, graphene, atmospheric plasma technology, and nanotechnology. He was the winner of the Young Talent Search 2018, SDC EC’ India award, and received the Young Engineer Award for 2020 from the Institute of Engineers, India. He is an active member of the American Chemical Society, The Indian Natural Fibre Society, and the Society of Dyers and Colorists. Dr. Pandit has published more than 60 international and national peer reviewed research papers, 18 national and international conferences and more than 20 book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant professor, Textile Design Department of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, Patna campus, Patna, India

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