Shape Memory Polymers and Textiles
  • Author : Jinlian Hu
  • Release Date : 30 April 2007
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 13 : 9781845693060

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Book Description: Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are smart materials that, as a result of an external stimulus such as temperature, can change from a temporary deformed shape back to an original shape. SMPs are finding an increasing use in such areas as clothing where they respond dynamically to changes in heat and moisture levels, ensuring greater comfort for the wearer. Shape memory polymers and textiles provides an authoritative and comprehensive review of these important new materials and their applications. After an introductory chapter on the concept and definition of shape memory materials, the book reviews methods for synthesising, characterising and modelling SMPs. It goes on to consider the properties of particular materials such as shape memory polyurethane and environmentally-sensitive polymer gels. The book concludes by assessing potential applications such as wrinkle-free fabrics and smart fabrics providing improved protection and comfort for the wearer. Shape memory polymers and textiles is a valuable guide to R&D staff in such areas as textile apparel in developing a new generation of smart textiles and other products. Reviews the structure, synthesis and preparation of shape memory polymers Assesses methods for analysing and modelling shape memory properties An authoritative overview of particular fibres such as shape memory polyurethane (SMPU)

Shape Memory Polymers and Textiles

Shape Memory Polymers and Textiles

Author : Jinlian Hu
Publisher : Elsevier
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are smart materials that, as a result of an external stimulus such as temperature, can change from a temporary deformed shape back to an original shape. SMPs are finding an increasing use in such areas as clothing where they respond dynamically to changes in heat and ...

Shape Memory Polymers

Shape Memory Polymers

Author : Jinlian Hu
Publisher : Smithers Rapra
Genre : Science
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Nanotechnology in Textiles

Nanotechnology in Textiles

Author : Mangala Joshi
Publisher : CRC Press
Genre : Science
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In recent times, polymer nanocomposites have attracted a great deal of scientific interest due to their unique advantages over conventional plastic materials, such as superior strength, modulus, thermal stability, thermal and electrical conductivity, and gas barrier. They are finding real and fast-growing applications in wide-ranging fields such as automotive, aerospace, ...

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Author : David L. Safranski,Jack C. Griffis
Publisher : William Andrew
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Shape-Memory Polymer Device Design discusses the latest shape-memory polymers and the ways they have started to transition out of the academic laboratory and into devices and commercial products. Safranski introduces the properties of shape-memory polymers and presents design principles for designing and manufacturing, providing a guide for the R&D ...

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Shape Memory Polymers and Multifunctional Composites

Author : Jinsong Leng,Shanyi Du
Publisher : CRC Press
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Admired for their extraordinary stimuli-sensitive behavior and shape-changing capabilities, shape-memory polymers (SMPs) and multifunctional composites are among the most important smart materials. They continue to be widely applied in many diverse fields to create things such as self-deployable spacecraft structures, morphing structures, SMP foams, smart textiles, and intelligent medical devices. ...

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Author : W.M. Huang,Bin Yang,Yong Qing Fu
Publisher : CRC Press
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are some of the most important and valuable engineering materials developed in the last 25 years. These fascinating materials demonstrate remarkably versatile properties—including capacity for actuation and stimulus responsiveness—that are enabling technologists to develop applications used to explore everything from the outer reaches of space ...

Shape Memory Polymers for Smart Textile Applications

Shape Memory Polymers for Smart Textile Applications

Author : Suman Thakur
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Technology
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Shape memory polymer (SMP) is a genre of smart materials which demonstrate a capability to fix in the temporarily programed shape and to recover the original shape upon exposure to external stimuli. Such unique and amazing properties of SMPs are applied to develop smart textiles by incorporating SMP into the ...

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Advances in Shape Memory Polymers

Author : Jinlian Hu
Publisher : Elsevier
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Shape memory materials are immensely useful because of their capability to recover their original shapes upon exposure to an external stimulus such as heat, moisture, light or a magnetic field. This book reviews key recent research in shape memory polymers, their properties and applications. Topics include the relationship between morphological ...

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Author : Vladan Koncar
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Adaptive and Functional Polymers Textiles and Their Applications

Author : Jinlian Hu
Publisher : World Scientific
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Adaptive polymers include those which are responsive to different stimuli — namely physical, mechanical, chemical and biological — with controlled and/or predicable behavior. Many technological breakthroughs and scientific advances have been made in the last few decades and this volume aims to cover the most up-to-date studies and achievements in some ...

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Author : Maria Rosa Aguilar,Julio San Román
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Smart Polymers and Their Applications, Second Edition presents an up-to-date resource of information on the synthesis and properties of different types of smart polymers, including temperature, pH, electro, magnetic and photo-responsive polymers, amongst others. It is an ideal introduction to this field, as well as a review of the latest ...

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Author : H Mattila
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The use of intelligent textiles in clothing is an exciting new field with wide-ranging applications. Intelligent textiles and clothing summarises some of the main types of intelligent textiles and their uses. Part one of the book reviews phase change materials (PCM), their role in such areas as thermal regulation and ...

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Functional Textiles for Improved Performance Protection and Health

Author : N Pan,G. Sun
Publisher : Elsevier
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The textile industry is increasingly based on ongoing innovation and development of higher performance products, and the field of functional textiles is no exception. This book explores the development of textiles with a wide range of functions, with the aim of improving the performance of the product in terms of ...

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Technical Textile Yarns

Author : R Alagirusamy,Apurba Das
Publisher : Elsevier
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Technical yarns are produced for the manufacture of technical textiles. As the range of technical textiles is rapidly increasing, an understanding of the range of yarns available and their properties is important, in order to be able to meet the requirements of the intended end-use. Part one of the book ...

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Author : Pietro Vincenzini,Rita Paradiso
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This timely collection comprises 24 peer-reviewed papers which, between them, present a comprehensive survey of “Smart Textiles”. The papers are grouped into the handy chapters: 1: Adaptive / active textiles; 2: E-textiles; 3: Functionality and applications. This special volume has also been published online in the series, “Advances in Science and Technology” Vol. 60....