Characterisation of shape memory fabrics

Yuenkei Li, Siuping Chung, Laikuen Chan, Jinlian Hu

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To evaluate the thermosensitivity of polymers on fabrics, a method of characterising such fabrics is devised and a method of evaluation established. The aim is a systemic investigation of methods of characterizing shape memory fabrics by the flatness of their appearance and retention of their creases after the fabrics have been immersed in water. Two sets of samples for each of the following types of cloth: woven cotton, silk and ramie fabrics were used. One sample had not been finished with shape memory polymers and the other had been. All of the samples went through the four stages of deformation, recovery, drying and evaluation of the flatness of their appearance and the retention of their creases. The shape memory effects can be presented in terms of the subjective ratings of the recovered fabrics in terms of the flatness of their appearance and retention of their creases.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationTextile Asia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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