Special Issue "Processing and Applications of Textile Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Manuel Jose Lis
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Guest Editor
Chemical Engineering Dept- INTEXTER-UPC, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: microcapsules; drug delivery; textiles functionalization; surfactatns

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At present, it is difficult to find a new field of application where textiles are not present. From medical patches or the support for drug delivery in surgical interventions to the basic structure made of carbon fibers in different composite materials used in the Aeronautics industry, textiles are part of various new structures developed.

New instrumental techniques have opened the door to discrimination, at micro and nano scale, of the elucidation of complex mechanisms where textiles are involved and play a very important role in the development of new paradigms related to this industrial field.

Some well-known fibers can be functionalized using enzymes, gels or other chemical structures to improve their properties or to act as new structures with different properties expected from their chemical constitution.

The main aim of this Special Issue is to make a recompilation of the new types of processes and applications in which textile substrates are included. The contents of this Issue will show how textile substrates can be treated as a horizontal topic in which several difficult and complex effects should be taken into account.

  • Functionalization of fibers;
  • Microcapsules applied to textile substrates;
  • New molecules incorporated to textiles for different uses;
  • Supercritical application to textiles;
  • New desizing processes;
  • Composite textile-based materials;
  • Biotechnology applied to textile processes;
  • Reuse of textile substrates.

Prof. Manuel Jose Lis
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biofunctional textiles
  • biomedical textiles
  • nanomodifications
  • functionalization of textiles

Published Papers

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