Active Coatings for Smart Textiles presents the latest information on active materials and their application to textiles in the form of coatings and finishes for the purpose of improving performance and creating active functional effects. This important book provides detailed coverage of smart coating types, processes, and applications.
After an introduction to the topic, Part One introduces various types of smart and active coatings, including memory polymer coatings, durable and self-cleaning coatings, and breathable coatings. Technologies and related processes for the application of coatings to textiles is the focus of Part Two, with chapters devoted to microencapsulation technology, plasma surface treatments, and nanotechnology-based treatments.
The book ends with a section on applications of smart textiles with responsive coatings, which are increasingly finding commercial niches in sportswear, protective clothing, medical textiles, and architecture.
Jinlian Hu is a Professor at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A Fellow of the Textile Institute, she was also the recipient of the 2001 Award for Distinguished Achievement from the US Fiber Society. Professor Hu has published over 300 articles and several books on textile materials. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Research Journal of Textiles and Apparel.
1. Introduction to active coatings for smart textiles Part I Types of active coatings 2. Memory polymer coatings for smart textiles 3. Environmentally mild self-cleaning processes on textile surfaces under daylight irradiation: Critical issues 4. Smart durable and self-healing textile coatings 5. Smart breathable coatings for textiles 6. Conductive polymer coatings 7. Natural photonic materials for textile coatings Part II Smart coating processes and technologies 8. Coating processes and techniques for smart textiles 9. Microencapsulation technology for smart textile coatings 10. Plasma surface treatments for smart textiles 11. Nanotechnology-based coating techniques for smart textiles 12. Biomimetic nano-coatings for structural coloration of textiles 13. Functional modification of fiber surface via sol-gel technology Part III Applications of smart textiles with responsive coatings 14. Smart coatings for comfort in clothing 15. Smart coatings for sportswear 16. Smart coatings for protective clothing 17. Smart medical textiles based on cyclodextrins for curative or preventive patient care 18. Smart coatings for textiles in architecture