Shape memory polymers in textiles

Jinlian Hu, J. Lu

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This paper highlight the most important areas and directions of shape memory polymers in textiles. The textiles of shape memory polymers involve fibre spinning (including wet-spinning, melt-spinning and electro-spinning), fabric, smart apparel, actively finishing technology and WVP investigation. Based on the molecular structure of shape memory polymer, the shape memory transformation from polymer to textiles and application theory are illustrated and stated. Additionally, the challenges of shape memory polymers in textiles are pointed out and some research directions are also suggested in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart and Interactive Textiles
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Shape memory polymers
  • Shape memory fibre
  • Shape memory finishing
  • Shape memory fabrics and smart apparel


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