Smart Textile Coatings and Laminates, Second Edition, reviews a variety of topics regarding textile coatings and laminates to provide a stimulus for developing new and improved textile products. It addresses coating and laminating processes and techniques and base fabrics and their interaction in coated fabrics. Other sections discuss the different types of smart and intelligent coatings and laminates, including microencapsulation technology, conductive coatings, breathable coatings, phase change materials and their applications in textiles. Many new chapters have been added in this updated edition, including the medical applications of smart coatings, responsive coatings, and the integration of electronics into textiles.
With its highly distinguished editor and array of international contributors, this book is a valuable reference for chemists, textile technologists, fiber scientists, textile engineers, and more.
- Presents the state-of-the-art in smart coatings for fibers, fabrics and polymers, providing fundamental knowledge and stimulus for further research and development
- Includes a new range of application areas, including responsive coatings, smart coatings for medical applications, and the integration of electronics into textiles through coating technology
- Provides practical guidance for coating and laminating processes and techniques, with a particular focus on the impact of nanotechnology on intelligent coatings
Part 1 Fundamentals of Textile Coatings and Laminates 1. Fundamentals of textile coatings and laminates 2. Coating and Laminated Materials, Processes, and Techniques 3. Base fabrics and their interaction in coated fabrics
Part 2 Smart and Intelligent Coatings and Laminates for Textiles 4. Microencapsulation technology for coating and lamination of textiles 5. Conductive coatings for textiles 6. Intelligent breathable coatings and laminates for textile applications 7. Shape memory polymers in coatings and laminates for textiles 8. Phase change materials and their application in coatings and laminates for textiles 9. Nanotechnology-based advanced coatings and functional finishes for textiles 10. Smart flame retardant textile coatings and laminates 11. Sensors 12. Integration of electronic functionalities into textiles by lamination technology 13. Responsive Coatings 14. Functional coatings for nanofibrous membranes 15. Trending Topics and New Applications 16. Medical Applications of smart textile coatings and laminates 17. Specialty Testing 18. Self-Healing Coatings and Laminates