All this has been possible through adopting novel ways for finishing textiles, e.g., by appropriate surface modification techniques, and utilizing biomimetic concepts borrowed from nature
Also, textiles for electronics based on graphene, CNTs and other nanomaterials, conductive textiles, textiles for sensor function, textile-fixed catalysts, textiles for batteries and energy storage, textiles as substrates for tissue engineering, and textiles for O/W separation have appeared in the literature
Recently, there have been exciting developments on various fronts in the textile field to impart novel and innovative functionalities to textiles, e.g., easy-to-clean or dirt-repellent, flame retardancy, anti-bacterial, and fog-harvesting properties, to name a few
The topics covered include Antimicrobial textile finishes flame retardant textile finishing self-cleaning or easy-to-clean textiles metallization of textiles atmospheric pressure plasma, and uv-based photochemical surface modification of textiles tunable wettability of textiles 3D textile structures for fog harvesting textile-fixed catalysts medical textiles as substrates for tissue engineering and fiber-reinforced green or greener biocomposites and the relevance of fiber/matrix adhesion.
This unique book entitled Textile Finishing Recent Developments and Future Trends is divided into four parts Part 1 Recent Developments/Current Challenges in Textile Finishing Part 2 Surface Modification Techniques for Textiles Part 3 Innovative Functionalities of Textiles Part 4 Fiber-Reinforced Composites
Today, technical textiles are used in various industries for a host of purposes and applications