Novel surface treatments for high performance textiles

H. M. El-Dessouky

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The use of two environmentally friendly technologies, the 'plasma' and 'laser' approaches, in treating the surface of textiles is discussed in this chapter. The surface of fibrous materials can be functionalized and structured on the nano- and micro-scales, and the results of the treatment of natural and synthetic fibres such as wool, cotton, polypropylene, polyester and polyamide which have been treated by different plasmas and lasers are detailed and are found to be similar to morphological modification of a textile surface using the 'ripple/roll-structure' technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Textiles and their Applications
EditorsCarl A. Lawrence
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780857099075
ISBN (Print)9781845691806
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
PublisherWoodhead Publishing


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