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Special Issue "Innovative Functional Textiles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2020.
Interests: bio-based elastomers; self-healing textiles; photothermal and antibacterial textiles
Thousands of years have passed since the history of textiles and fibers began, starting with animal skins and plants. During the past seventy years, the fiber and textile industries have undergone revolutionary changes and seen the most significant innovations in their histories. The most important innovations have come with the advent of the information industry and biotechnology industry. Fiber- and textile-based structures are highly desirable for human wears that are expected to be light-weight, durable, flexible, and conformable. Well-established and cost-effective fiber and textile production processes enable these materials to convert into one-, two-, and three-dimensional fiber assemblies (yarns, fabrics, and products). The fusion of textiles and information technology or biotechnology has the potential to combine the positive attributes of each technology with the flexible, wearable, and continuous nature of fiber assemblies. Thus, the hierarchical nature of the fibrous structures makes the application of electronically- and biologically-relevant fields suitable.
This Special Issue, “Innovative Functional Textiles”, aims to be a collection of high-quality original/review papers focusing on recent progress in (a) smart and interactive textiles/electronic polymers and textiles, (b) shape memory textiles, (c) sustainable materials and processing, (d) high performance engineered textiles/protective textiles, (e) nano- and micro- fibers and assembles, (f) biomedical polymers and textiles, (g) photonic textiles, (h) thermal and moisture regulated textiles, (i) geotextiles, (j) functional textile finish, and (k) characterization of functional textiles.
Other potentially interesting topics are also welcome and not limited to the above lists, if the intended submissions are generally in the category of functional textiles.Dr. Kyung Wha Oh
Dr. Taek Seung Lee
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Smart electronic polymers and textiles
- Sustainable textile materials and processing
- Engineered textiles
- Nano- and micro-fibers and assembles
- Biomedical polymers and textiles
- Photonic textiles
- Thermal and moisture regulated textiles
- Functional textile finish and characterization