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The Use of Nanoparticles to Enhance Performance in the Textile Industry - A Concise Review

Author(s):

Shamara Perera, Dilendra Wijesekara, Gobika Thiripuranathar* and Farid Menaa   Pages 1 - 17 ( 17 )

Abstract:


Nanotechnology in the textile industry has gained popularity in the commercial market over the years. It is based on utilizing the characteristic properties of nanomaterials to improve the functionality of the textile. The present article focuses on different types of nano moieties, their properties, such as water repellence, self-cleaning, UV-protection, anti-microbial and flame retardancy, and their applications in various sectors. We also discuss smart textiles, operating mechanisms, and their economic importance. We conclude that the successful application of nanotechnology in the textile industry lies in producing sustainable and multifunctional fabrics to meet the increasing customer demand.

Keywords:

Nanoparticles, smart textiles, nanotechnology, sustainability, multifunctional fabrics, textile industry.

Affiliation:

Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, College of Chemical Sciences, Welikada, Rajagiriya 10107, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, College of Chemical Sciences, Welikada, Rajagiriya 10107, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, College of Chemical Sciences, Welikada, Rajagiriya 10107, Department of Nanomedicine, California Innovations Corporation, San Diego, CA



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