Stimuli-responsive polymer composites for fabric applications

A.H, Bhat and Imran, Khan and Showkat, Ahmad Bhawani and U, Gazal (2021) Stimuli-responsive polymer composites for fabric applications. In: Smart Polymer Nanocomposites: Biomedical and Environmental Applications. A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering, 1 (1). Woodhead Publishing, pp. 351-376. ISBN 978-0-12-819961-9

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Stimuli-responsive polymers are materials that can display remarkable changes in their properties with slight change in environmental conditions. Substantial change in the structure and properties can be made to the textiles by the incorporation of smart polymers into them. The following characteristics for intelligent polymers viz., thermal-, moisture-, and light-responsive polymers, and thermal- and pH-responsive hydrogels, have been incorporated into the fabrics to improve or achieve smart fabric functionalities. The functional components include esthetic appeal, comfort, drug release, fantasy design (color changing), wound monitoring, smart wetting properties, and protection against tough environmental alterations. In this chapter, the applications of stimuli-responsive polymer/composites in fabrics and the clothing field have been deliberated upon; the related issues on the fabrication of clothing and their potential applications in the years to come are elucidated.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermal-responsive polymerMoisture-responsive polymerThermal-responsive hydrogelSmart polymers, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Bhawani
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2021 06:37
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2021 06:37

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