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Smart and Technical Textiles…..

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Smart Materials 

It is important to be aware of the technological developments in the textile industry with the production of new materials that are
referred to as:SMART, INTERACTIVE OR INTELLIGENT TEXTILES.They are used for a range of textiles products, and can be divided into two categories;

  1. Smart Textiles
  2. Technical Textiles

SMART TEXTILES:

Smart fibres and materials interact and adapt to you and the environment around them to create “Micro-environments”. They are often referred to as “s ense and react” materials. Smart textiles can be
divided into three groups:

  1. MICRO-ENCAPSULATION
  2. PHOTOCHROMIC INKS
  3. THERMOCHROMIC INKS

A-MICRO-ENCAPSULATION:

Tiny bubbles that contain scent or chemicals are incorporated into materials. The scent or chemicals are released or activated with heat or friction. Recent developments have enabled microscopic capsules that contain substances beneficial to the healing process such as vitamins, antiseptics, oils, moisturizers, antibacterial or aromatic chemicals to be applied  to fabric surfaces or yarns. These are used for medical reasons as well as novelty items…

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