Centexbel publishes

Active Coatings for Smart Textiles


Editor: Jilian Hu
Release Date: 15 April 2016
Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 9780081002636
eBook ISBN: 9780081002650
Pages: 482

This detailed book presents the latest information on active materials and their application to textiles in the form of coatings and finishes for the purpose of improving performance and creating active functional effects, covering smart coating types and emerging processes.

Chapter 4 on Smart durable and self-healing textile coatings was written by Pieter Heyse, Ine De Vilder and Myriam Vanneste (Centexbel)

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Functional Finishes for Textiles

Improving Comfort, Performance and Protection


Editor: Roshan Paul
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
ISBN-13: 978-0857098399ISBN-10: 085709839X
Release: October 24, 2014

Functional finishes for textiles reviews the most important fabric finishes in the textile industry. It discusses finishes designed to improve the comfort and other properties of fabrics, as well as finishes which protect the fabric or the wearer. Each chapter reviews the role of a finish, the mechanisms and chemistry behind the finish, types of finish and their methods of application, application to particular textiles, testing and future trends.

  • Describes finishes to improve comfort, performance, and protection of fabric or the wearer
  • Examines the mechanisms and chemistry behind different types of finishes and their methods of application, testing and future trends
  • Considers environmental issues concerning functional finishes

Centexbel wrote chapter 7 on Easy Care Finishes for Textiles

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