Special Issue "Functionalised Fibers and Multifunctional Fabrics"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Fibers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2023 | Viewed by 215

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Raul Fangueiro
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1. Fibrenamics, Institute of Innovation on Fiber-based Materials and Composites, University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
2. Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: fibrous and composite materials; nanofibers; advanced textiles; smart composites
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Dr. Inês P. Moreira
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1. Fibrenamics, Institute of Innovation on Fiber-based Materials and Composites, University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
2. Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: nanofibres; functional materials; responsive biomaterials; sensors; nanomaterials; coating; peptides; emulsions; enzymes
Dr. Joana C. Antunes
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1. Fibrenamics, Institute of Innovation on Fiber-based Materials and Composites, University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
2. Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: biomaterials; natural polymers; nanoparticles; polyelectrolyte complexation; nanoparticle functionalization; thin film deposition; cell-biomaterial interface; cell and molecular biology; tissue regeneration; infection control

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of innovative and disruptive micro- and nanofibrous structures is in constant growth, owing to the versatility and wide application range of these structures. Numerous processing methodologies (e.g., electrospinning, wet-spinning, melt-spinning, dry-spinning, force-spinning) exist to generate solid-state fibers, creating continuous monofilament or multifilament yarns. Subsequently, finely tuned fabrics can be produced industrially through spinning, weaving, knitting, and braiding technologies. Another recent trend in the textile industry that also represents a very promising strategy for the development of advanced protective fibrous structures is the development of multifunctional products via their functionalization with nanoparticles, especially metallic and metal oxide ones, carbon-based products (e.g., graphene and its derivatives), and natural molecules (including marine- or plant-derived compounds). These nanofillers can be integrated at the yarn level, during the fiber production method, through various textile-coating techniques or within a polymeric matrix to create composites. Functionalized fibrous structures can present antimicrobial/antiviral properties, conductivity and sensing capabilities, as well as healing functions. This Special Issue intends to decipher the importance of functional fibers and multifunctional fabrics, and is thus seeking manuscript submissions that enlarge the scientific knowledge of different functionalization techniques and possible properties that can be exploited upon the usage of different active agents.

Prof. Dr. Raul Fangueiro
Dr. Inês P. Moreira
Dr. Joana C. Antunes
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Keywords

  • fibrous and composite materials
  • nanofibers
  • advanced textiles
  • smart composites

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