Functional Textiles for Improved Performance, Protection and Health

  • ID: 3744546
  • Book
  • 552 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.

- 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
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Part 1 Functional textiles and clothing for improved performance and protection: Improved textile functionality through surface modifications
Antistatic and conductive textiles
Ultraviolet protection of clothing
3D body imaging and fit for functional textiles
Flame retardant functional textiles
Functional shape memory textiles
Thermo-regulating textiles with phase change materials
Infrared functional textiles
Functional smart textiles using stimuli-sensitive polymers
Development and design of performance swimwear
Key elements of protection for military textiles
Developments in clothing protection technology. Part 2 Functional textiles for improved medical and health purposes: New developments in functional medical textiles and their mechanism of action
Improving superhydrophobic coatings for textiles through chemical modifications
Improving superhydrophobic textile materials
Antibacterial textile materials for medical applications
Antibacterial colorants for textiles
Pyrethroid-laden textiles for protection from biting insects
Improving the functionality of clothing through novel pesticide protection
Biomechanics in skin-clothing interactions
Transdermal permeation of textile dyes and chemicals.
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Pan, N
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.
Sun, G.
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