Smart Fibres, Fabrics, and Clothing

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $225.97
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 22%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $225.97   
  • New (5) from $225.97   
  • Used (1) from $285.45   


This important book provides a guide to the fundamentals and latest developments in smart technology for textiles and clothing. The contributors represent a distinguished international panel of experts and the book covers many aspects of cutting edge research and development.

Smart fibres, fabrics and clothing starts with a review of the background to smart technology and goes on to cover a wide range of the material science and fibre science aspects of the technology including: Electrically active polymeric materials and the applications of nonionic polymer gel and elastomers for artificial muscles; Thermally sensitive fibres and fabrics; Cross-linked polyol fibrous substrates stimuli-responsive interpenetrating polymer network hydrogel; Permeation control through stimuli-responsive polymer membranes; optical fibre sensors, hollow fibre membranes for gas separation; integrating fibre-formed components into textile structures; Wearable electronic and photonic technologies; Adaptive and responsive textile structures (ARTS); Biomedical applications including the applications of scaffolds in tissue engineering

It is essential reading for academics in textile and materials science departments, researchers, designers and engineers in the textiles and clothing product design field. Product managers and senior executives within textile and clothing manufacturing will also find the latest insights into technological developments in the field valuable and fascinating.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Xiaoming Tao is Head and Chair Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prof. Xiaoming Tao is Chair Professor and Head of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing. Graduating with a Beng in Textile Engineering and a first-class prize for undergraduate students from the East China Institute of Textile Science and Technology in 1982, She gained her PhD in Textile Physics from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1987. Prof. Tao is an elected fellow of the Textile Institute International and the Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel. She is a member of various professional societies including the Optical Society of America, the American Institute of Physics, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Chinese Society of Textile Engineers as well as the Hong Kong Society of Materials Research and the Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Smart technology for textiles and clothing – an overview and review X Tao - Introduction - Development of smart technology for textiles and clothing - Outline of the book Electrically active polymer materials: application of non-ionic polymer gel and elastomers for artificial muscles T Hirai, J Zheng, M Watanabe and H Shirai - Introduction - Polymer materials as actuators or artificial muscle - Peculiarity of polymer gel actuator - Triggers for actuating polymer gels - Electro-active polymer gels as artificial muscles - From electro-active polymer gel to electro-active elastomer with large deformation - Conclusions Heat storage and thermo-regulated textiles and clothing X Zhang - Development introduction - Basics of heat-storage materials - Manufacture of heat-storage and thermo-regulated textiles and clothing - Properties of heat-storage and thermo-regulated textiles and clothing application - Development trends Thermally sensitive materials P Bajaj - Introduction - Thermal storage and thermal insulating fibres - Thermal insulation through polymeric coatings - Design of fabric assemblies ross-linked polyol fibrous substrates as multifunctional and multi-use intelligent materials T L Vigo and D P Thibodeaux - Introduction - Fibrous intelligent materials - Experimental - Results and discussion - Conclusions Stimuli-responsive interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels composed of poly(vinyl alcohol) and poly(acrylic acid) Y M Lee and S Y Kim - Introduction - Experimental - Results and discussion - Conclusions Permeation control through stimuli-responsive polymer membrane prepared by plasma and radiation grafting techniques Y M Lee and J K Shim - Introduction - Experimental - Results and discussion - Conclusions Mechanical properties of fibre Bragg gratings X Tian and X Tao - Introduction - Fabric techniques - Mechanisms of FBG sensor fabrication - Mechanical properties - Influence of the UV irradiation on mechanical properties - Polymeric fibre - Conclusions Optical responses of FBG sensors under deformations D Yang and X Tao - IntroductionOptical methodology for FBG sensors - Optical methodology for FBG sensors - Optical responses under tension - Optical responses under torsion - Optical responses under lateral compression - Optical responses under bending - Conclusions Smart textile composites integrated with fibre optic sensors X Tao - Introduction - Optical fibres and fibre optic sensors - Principal analysis of embedded fibre Bragg grating sensors - Simultaneous measurements of strain and temperature - Measurement effectiveness - Reliability of FBGs - Error of strain measurement due to deviation of position and direction - Distributed measurement systems - Conclusions Hollow fibre membranes for gas separation P J Brown - Historical overview of membranes for gas separation - Developments of membranes for industrial gas separation - Theories of permeation processes - Phase inversion and hollow fibre membrane - Future hollow fibre membranes and industrial gas separation Embroidery and smart textiles B Selm, B Bischoff and R Seidl - Introduction - Basics of embroidery technology - Embroidery for technical applications – tailored fibre placement - Embroidery technology used for medical textiles - Embroidered stamp – gag or innovation? - Summary Adaptive and responsive textile structures (ARTS) S M Park and S Jayaraman - Introduction - Textiles in computing: the symbiotic relationship - The Georgia Tech Wearable MotherboardTM - GTWM: contributions and potential applications - Emergence of a new paradigm: harnessing the opportunity - Conclusion Wearable technology for snow clothing H Matilla - Introduction - Key issues and performance requirements - The prototype - Conclusions Bio-processing for smart textiles and clothing E Heine and H Hoecker - Introduction - Treatment of wool with enzymes - Treatment of of cotton with enzymes - Enzymatic modification of synthetic fibres - Spider silk - 'Intelligent fibres' - Conclusions Tailor-made intelligent polymers for biomedical applications A Lendlein - Introduction - Fundamental aspects of shape memory materials - Concept of biodegradable shape memory polymers - Degradable thermoplastic elastomers having shape memory properties - Degradable polymer networks having shape memory properties - Conclusion and outlook Textile scaffolds in tissue engineering S Ramakrishna - Introduction - Ideal scaffold system - Scaffold materials - Textile scaffolds - Conclusions

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)