Microencapsulation technologies for antimicrobial textiles

Yiu Wan Yip, M. Y.A. Luk

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In this chapter, recent developments on antimicrobial textiles, as well as microencapsulation technologies, will be reviewed. The first section is a summary on the key and important concepts of antimicrobial finishing and current finishing technologies that are used in the textile industry. The second section provides a discussion on microencapsulation techniques for antimicrobial textiles in terms of topical applications for hygiene purposes and applications for health and protection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntimicrobial Textiles
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780081005859
ISBN (Print)9780081005767
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2016


  • Antimicrobial agents
  • Biocides
  • Biostatics
  • Hygienic socks
  • Microencapsulation
  • Traditional Chinese medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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