Functional and Technical Textiles

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323915939


Functional and Technical Textiles covers recent advances in technology, properties and performance of high-tech yarns and structures and their applications in different sectors of the smart and technical textile fields. Applications, including many that go beyond apparel, where high tech and functional structural fabrics are used as reinforcements for composites, medical implants and geotextiles are covered. The book also describes the latest technologies for producing versatile products for these diversified applications. Finally, the book makes a survey of the latest research in technical textiles and its various structures, properties and applications in composites, medical textiles, geotextiles, industrial textiles, and more.

Key Features

  • Draws on the latest industry innovations for the production of new smart and technical textile functionality
  • Explains best practice for testing and for the quality control of technical textiles
  • Provides definitions of key terminologies used in the field and explains the differences between smart and technical textiles


Postgraduate students and researchers working in textiles, with an interest in functional and technical textiles

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Functional and Technical textiles
2. Preparation Methods for Functional Textiles
3. Manufacturing of Technical Textiles
4. Use of Shape Memory Polymers for Functional Textiles
5. Use of Piezoelectric Polymers for Smart Textiles
6. Advances in Anti-Microbial Textiles
7. Advances in Waterproof Breathable and Pathogen Barrier Clothing
8. Advances in Ultra-Violet (UV) Ray Blocking Textiles
9. Interactive Smart Textile Fabrics
10. Textiles for Various Sensory Applications
11. Textiles for Heat Generation
12. Textiles for Respiratory Monitoring Treatments
13. Textiles for Electromagnetic Shielding Applications.
14. Knitted and Braided Fabrics for Medical Textiles
15. Advances in Ballistic Protection
16. Advances in Natural Fibres Reinforced Composites
17. Testing and Evaluation of Technical Textiles
18. Testing and Evaluation of Functional Textiles
19. Sustainability in Functional and Technical Textiles
20. Market and Future of Functional and Technical Textile