Smart textiles (2): Active smart

X. X. Zhang, Xiaoming Tao

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Part one (June issue) reviewed the research, manufacture and application of passive smart textiles. This article introduces active smart, textiles, which have both actuators and sensors. Some examples of the active type of smart textiles are reviewed: Shape memory, chameleonic, water resistant and vapour-permeable (hydrophilic/nonporous), heat-storage and thermoregulated fabrics.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationTextile Asia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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