Innovative textile advances have been well documented in recent years ranging from wearable electronic technology to drug releasing fabric dressings. It is therefore important to understand the technology and principles driving this development that are applicable to all areas of the textile industry.
Smart textile coatings and laminates from Woodhead Publishing provides a stimulus for developing new and improved textile products. This important discussion opens with an overview of industry basics and current applications and progresses to consider likely future trends. The concept of interactions and heat and mass transfer are reviewed in the context of testing with attention also given to methods of characterisation.
A range of smart and intelligent coatings and laminates are explored including the principles and procedures relating to conductive coatings and microencapsulation technology. A specific feature on smart flame retardant textile coatings and laminates examines methods of increasing flame retardant smartness. Additionally an examination of nanotechnology based advanced coatings considers functional finishes.
With its highly distinguished editor and array of international contributors, Smart textile coatings and laminates is a valuable reference book for chemists, textile technologists, fibre scientists, textile engineers and all those wishing to improve and understand the developments in textile coating and laminating technology. It will also be suitable for researchers in industry or academia.