Modification of PES fabric by stimuli-responsive microgel using sol-gel technology"

Brigita Tomšič

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    In this paper, novel method of poly-NiPAAm/chitosan (PNCS) microgel incorporation on textile fabric by the use of sol-gel technology is presented. Namely, among methods for chemical modification of textile fibres, sol-gel technology takes an important place, enabling the preparation of textiles with new or improved functional properties. For this purpose, different sol-gel precursors can be used, with trialkoxysilanes (R’–Si(OR)3), where R’ stands for organic functional group, being the most representative ones. In the reaction of hydrolysis and subsequent condensation they form continuous polysiloxane film, which has the ability to physically entrap different additives. For this kind of physically modified polysiloxane matrix, better adsorption and even distribution of additives is characteristic in comparison to conventional finishing. Polysiloxane films are also characterised by thickness of only few 10 nm as well as by their simultaneous elasticity of polymer and hardness of ceramic [1-3].
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSurface modification systems for creating stimuli responsiveness of textiles
    Subtitle of host publicationworkshop proceedings
    EditorsDragan Jocić
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)978-90-3653-122-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventAdvanbiotex Workshop 2010 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Nov 201025 Nov 2010


    ConferenceAdvanbiotex Workshop 2010


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