Surface Modification of Textiles

Covering everything from traditional solution treatment to biological approaches, this book reviews fundamental issues relating to textile surfaces and their characterization. It explores the exciting opportunities for surface modification in a range of different textiles to meet special requirements for various applications. Introductory chapters review some important surface modification techniques employed for improved functional behavior of textiles and the various surface characterization methods available. Further chapters examine the different types of surface modification suitable for textiles, ranging from the use of plasma treatments and physical vapor deposition, to the use of nanoparticles. The book concludes by discussing surface modification strategies for various applications of textiles.