Description

The textile industry is increasingly based on ongoing innovation and development of higher performance products, and the field of functional textiles is no exception. This book explores the development of textiles with a wide range of functions, with the aim of improving the performance of the product in terms of the protection and health benefits that it can offer.

The book is split into two parts. Part one focuses on functional textiles for improved performance and protection, with chapters reviewing antistatic, flame retardant and infrared functional textiles, among many others. Chapters in part two examine the uses of functional textiles in a medical context, including superhydrophobic materials, antibacterial textiles and insect-repellent materials.

With its distinguished editors and contributions from some of the world’s leading authorities, Functional textiles for improved performance, protection and health is invaluable for textile scientists, technologists and engineers as well as those designing and manufacturing textiles. It is also a suitable reference for the academic sector.

Key Features

  • Examines the use of functional textiles in a medical context, including superhydrophobic materials, antibacterial textiles and insect-repellent materials
  • Topics range from textile chemicals and their interaction with skin to novel pesticide protective clothing
  • Considers anti-ultraviolet protection of clothing and flame retardant textiles

Readership

Textile scientists, technologists and engineers as well as those designing and manufacturing textiles. It is also a suitable reference for the academic sector.

Table of Contents

Contributor contact details

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Preface

Part I: Functional textiles and clothing for improved performance and protection

Chapter 1: Improved textile functionality through surface modifications

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Types of surface modification

1.3 Physical and chemical characterization of surface modifications

1.4 Applications for functional textiles

1.5 Future trends

Chapter 2: Antistatic and conductive textiles

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Principles of antistatic and conductive textiles

2.3 The role of antistatic and conductive textiles

2.4 Types of antistatic and conductive textiles

2.5 Evaluation of antistatic and conductive textiles

2.6 Future trends

2.7 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 3: Ultraviolet protection of clothing

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 In vitro and in vivo testing of the UV protection factor

3.3 Standards for sun-protective clothing

3.4 Type and construction of fabric

3.5 Fabric color, dyes and UV absorbers

3.6 Effects of environment and fabric use on UV protection factor

3.7 Conclusions and outlook

Chapter 4: 3D body imaging and fit for functional textiles

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 3D body imaging – stereovision

4.3 Surface modeling

4.4 Virtual dressing

4.5 Sewability and fit assessment

4.6 Future trends

4.7 Acknowledgement

Chapter 5: Flame retardant functional textiles

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Factors affecting flammability and thermal behavior of textile fibers and fabrics

5.3 Types, chemistry and mode of action of flame retardant additives

5.4 Flame retardation of textile materials

5.5 Environmental issues

Details

No. of pages:
552
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857092878
Print ISBN:
9781845697235
Print ISBN:
9780081017067

About the editors

N Pan

Dr Ning Pan is a Professor at the University of California, Davis, in the Division of Textiles and Clothing and the Department of Biological/Agricultural Engineering. He has published widely in the areas of mechanics and physics of fibrous materials, and is a Fellow of both ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and the Textile Institute.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California

G. Sun

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Aston, Birmingham, UK