The use of smart materials in cold weather apparel

Jinlian Hu, K. Murugesh Babu

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This chapter has introduced adaptive protective clothing under cold weather. The chapter has a comprehensive introduction about the design requirements for cold weather clothing firstly. There are several kinds of smart fabrics and textiles which can be used to protect people from cold weather, including breathable fabrics, far-infrared fabrics, and other intelligent textiles. Shape-memory polymers can be used as adaptive textiles under cold conditions as well. Phase-change materials (PCMs), substances with a high latency, are introduced and reviewed in this chapter subsequently. Some novel fabric systems used currently are also discussed. Finally, the future of smart clothing for cold weather conditions will be consolidated by the integration of new materials and new technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextiles for Cold Weather Apparel
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9781845694111
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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