Shape memory polymers and their applications to smart textile products

Jinlian Hu, Xue Mei Ding, Xiaoming Tao, Jian Ming Yu

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A review is presented in this paper on Shape Memory Polymers (SMPs) and their applications to smart, particularly textile products. Different kinds of SMPs developed by researchers around the world, characteristics of SMPs and their applications, particularly to smart textiles are summarized. Current situations and potential application areas as well as future developments of smart textiles with shape memory polymers are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Dong Hua University (English Edition)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2002


  • Polyurethane
  • Shape memory polymers
  • Smart textile products

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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