Studies On The Application Of Nano-Technology In Technical Textiles

N Radhika, D Abinaya, G Bagya Lakshmi

Abstract


The world market of textiles today is becoming highly competitive as compared to the traditional textiles. Consumers nowadays expect textiles and clothing with the functions of higher performance along with long lasting durability. Nano-technology is an emerging technology and this technology promises to impart novel properties in textiles with permanent effects as demanded. The application of nano-technology in the field of textiles has led to the development of Nano-Fibers, Nano-Compositions, Nano-Polymers, Nano-Finishes, etc. Technical textiles are functional textiles which find its application in multi - disciplinary fields like Clothtech, Agrotech, Medtech, Hometech, Buildtech, Indutech, Geotech, Sporttech, Mobiltech, Packtech, Protech, Oekotech etc., Technical textiles finished with nano-technology can provide high durability for textiles because nano-particles have a large area - to - volume ratio and high surface energy, thus presenting better affinity  thereby leading to increase in durability of the functions. This paper is mainly focused on the application of nano-technology in the area of technical textiles.

Keywords


Technical textiles,nano-technology, high performance textiles etc.

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