In recent times, polymer nanocomposites have attracted a great deal of scientific interest due to their unique advantages over conventional plastic materials, such as superior strength, modulus, thermal stability, thermal and electrical conductivity, and gas barrier. They are finding real and fast-growing applications in wide-ranging fields such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, packaging, and sports. This book focuses on the development of polymer nanocomposites as an advanced material for textile applications, such as fibers, coatings, and nanofibers. It compiles and details cutting-edge research in the science and nanotechnology of textiles with special reference to polymer nanocomposites in the form of invited chapters from scientists and subject experts from various institutes from all over the world. They include authors who are actively involved in the research and development of polymer nanocomposites with a wide range of functions—including antimicrobial, flame-retardant, gas barrier, shape memory, sensor, and energy-scavenging—as well as medical applications, such as tissue engineering and wound dressings, to create a new range of smart and intelligent textiles. Edited by Mangala Joshi, a prominent nanotechnology researcher at the premier Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, this book will appeal to anyone involved in nanotechnology, nanocomposites, advanced materials, polymers, fibers and textiles, and technical textiles.
Table of Contents
Advances in high-strength fibers based on nylon-clay nanocomposites
Takeshi Kikutani, Rouhollah Semnani Rahbar and Shahin Kazemi
POSS-based polymer nanocomposite fibers and nanofibers: a review on recent developments
Mangala Joshi, Anasuya Roy and B. S. Butolaand
Development in PCL-based antimicrobial nanocomposites fibers
Bhuvanesh Gupta et al.
Polymer nanocomposite fibers based on carbon nanomaterial for enhanced electrical properties
Sohel Rana and Shama Parveen
Dyeability of polymer nanocomposite fibers
Bapan Adak, Mangala Joshi and Wazed Ali
Bionanocomposites based on silk proteins and nanoclay
Recent developments on antimicrobial polymer nanocomposites: focus on fibers and yarns
Mangala Joshi and Anasuya Roy
Electrospun nanofibrous webs for gas sensing applications
Bentolhoda Heli, Hanan Abdali and Abdellah Ajji
Recent advances in electrospun nanocomposite nanofibrous webs for filtration
Manjeet Jassal et al.
Developments in antimicrobial biopolymer composite–based electrospun webs
S. Wazed Ali, Rahul R Gadkari and Satyaranjan Bairagi
Recent developments in transdermal drug delivery systems based on an electrospun nanofibrous scaffold
Sirsendu Bhowmick and Veena Koul
Developments in antimicrobial composite nanofibers for bacterial filtration
Sanjay R. Dhakate and Ashish Gupta
Nanocomposite nanofibrous webs for tissue engineering applications: a review
R. Sahay and S. Ramakrishna
Composite electrospun nanofibers for energy scavenging applications
Anupam Chowdhury et al.
Cellulosic nanofibers: a renewable nanomaterial for polymer nanocomposites
Mrunalini K. Gaydhane and Chandra S. Sharma
Carbon nanofibers: preparation, properties, and applications in composites
Kingsuk Mukhopadhyay et al.
Polymer nanocomposite fibers via self-assembly
Puhup Puneet and Bhanu Nandan
Nanocomposite fibers via green electrospinning
Archana Samanta and Rajiv K. Srivastava
Recent developments in gas barrier polymer nanocomposite coatings
Bapan Adak and Mangala Joshi
Fire-retardant nanocomposite coatings based on nanoclay and POSS
P. Santhana et al.
Self-cleaning textiles based on superhydrophobic nanocoatings
Nagender Singh and Javed Sheikh
Carbon nanomaterial–based conductive polymeric nanocomposite coatings for smart textile applications
R. Senthilkumar, Mamatha M. Pillai and Amitava Bhattacharyya
Coating textiles with antibacterial nanoparticles using the sonochemical technique
N. Perkas, I. Perelshtein and A. Gedanken
EM shielding materials and coatings derived from polymeric nanocomposites
Sourav Biswas and Suryasarathi Bose
Shape memory polymer nanocomposites for textiles
Hema Garg et al.
Mangala Joshi is a professor at the Department of Textile Technology of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi). She obtained a master’s in chemistry in 1984 and a PhD in polymer science and technology in 1992 from IIT Delhi. She won the National Award for Innovation in the field of polymer science and technology for 2012–13 instituted by the Department of Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. Prof. Joshi is the author of more than 90 research articles published in several refereed journals and has received 2 patents.