JINLIAN HU The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
This paper highlights the most important areas and directions of shape
memory polymers in textiles. The textiles of shape memory polymers involve fibre spinning (including wet-spinning, melt-spinning and electrospinning), fabric, smart apparel, actively finishing technology and WVP investigation. Based on the molecular structure of shape memory polymer, the shape memory transformation from polymer to textiles and application theory are illustrated and stated. Additionally, the challenges of shape memory polymers in textiles are pointed out and some research directions are also suggested.
T. BASHIR, M. SKRIFVARS School of Engineering, University of Boras, Boras, Sweden;
N.-K. PERSSON, The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Boras, Boras, Sweden
Electroactive textile fibers are being widely used for smart textile applications, such as, medical, military and energy generation applications. For integrating electrically conductive fibers in wearable applications and getting better results, fibers should be highly conductive, soft, flexible, durable and resistant to different solvents. We have produced textile based electrically conductive fibers by coating different textile yarn fibers (viscose, polyester) with conjugated polymer, poly (3,4-ethylenedioxy-thiophene) (PEDOT). Continue reading Production of PEDOT Coated Conductive Fibers for Smart & Interactive Textile Applications→
Nitinol is the name of a light weight Shape Memory Alloy having a content of Titanium of 45% and characterized by their extraordinary ability to recover any shape pre-programmed, upon heating. Until today Nitinol has been used in advanced sectors like aerospace and, recently, in medical applications. Continue reading ORICALCO : Shape Memory Fabric→
The melt blowing process was originally designed by Exxon Chemical in the mid 1960’s.
Melt blowing is one of the jet-spinning methods. This method creates a self-bonding, binderless web of extremely fine fibers. Melt blowing is done by rapid extrusion of molten thermoplastic resins from a die with multi-hole using hot and high-pressure air. The fine fibers are collected carefully on a conveyer.
The nonwovens are sheet, web or pad bonded together entangling fiber mechanically, thermally or chemically without being woven or knitted. The raw materials of the Nonwoven are natural materials such as cotton and wool, synthetic fiber, recycled fiber and pulp etc.
The nonwoven is used in every scene of the everyday life such as a shoulder pad and a padding material of clothes, a diaper, a tape, etc. And they are applied for mask media, a drape for operation, civil engineering and construction materials, etc.
I. KRUCINSKA, B. SURMA, M. CHRZANOWSKI, E. SKRZETUSKA, M. PUCHALSKI Department of Material and Commodity Sciences and Textile Metrology, Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design, Technical University of Lodz, Poland
Mukesh Industries Limited – an Ahmedabad based leading textile processing unit – is engaged in bleaching, dyeing, printing, and finishing of 100% cotton, polyester, nylon, acrylic, viscose rayon, linen & blended fabrics. Mukesh Industries started its activities in 1990 with an annual fabric processing capacity of 5 million meters. The company enhanced it’s capacity to 40 million meters in 2009. Mukesh Industries has a dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced technicians and an in-house modern design studio to cater to the buyers’ demands on quality and fashion.
The company is managed by Mr. Deokinandan G. Agarwal, aged 55 years, having extensive experience of more than 35 years in the business of textile processing and weaving. He is actively assisted by his son Mukesh, aged 27 years, who is a Management Graduate with specialization in marketing. Mukesh is actively involved in day to day working of the company and is looking after marketing, operation, finance and administrative activity. He has sucessfully undertaken the task of developing a nationwide marketing network. He also visits international exhibitions regularily to keep himself updated with latest trends, fashion and technology.
Mukesh Industries’ product range includes : Printed Textiles, Piece Dyed Fabrics, Lining Fabrics, Shirtings, Suitings, Dress Materials, Homelinens
and many more.