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Title: Smart polymers for textile applications
Authors: Hu, JL 
Keywords: Thermal-responsive polymer
Moisture-responsive polymer
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Source: In MR Aguilar & JS Román (Eds.), Smart polymers and their applications, p. 437-475. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing, 2014 How to cite?
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.
ISBN: 1306460050 (electronic bk.)
9781306460057 (electronic bk.)
DOI: 10.1533/9780857097026.2.437
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