The aim of the research presented in this chapter was to prepare cotton fabrics with "intelligent" liquid management properties by functional finishing with stimuli-responsive microgel. The targeted use of these fabrics is in performance apparel, where the added value of controlled ("on-demand") liquid management could enable the transformation of cotton into an advanced material. Functional finishing using the surface modification approach is expected to introduce advanced properties to the material without impairing its intrinsic properties, which currently make cotton the most widely used textile material.
|Title of host publication||Surface modification systems for creating stimuli responsiveness of textiles|
|Subtitle of host publication||workshop proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publisher||University of Twente|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||Advanbiotex Workshop 2010 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands|
Duration: 25 Nov 2010 → 25 Nov 2010
|Conference||Advanbiotex Workshop 2010|
|Period||25/11/10 → 25/11/10|
Križman-Lavrič, P. (2010). Functionalization of textile materials with stimulisponsive microgel: A study of liquid management properties. In D. Jocić (Ed.), Surface modification systems for creating stimuli responsiveness of textiles: workshop proceedings (pp. 93-106). Enschede: University of Twente.