Water effects on natural fibers and its implications to shape memory polymer composite fiber

Jing Lu, Jinlian Hu, Jianping Han

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Some natural fibers, particularly protein fibers like spider silk and wool show good water sensitive properties. The structures of protein fibers have large quantities of hydrogen bond which is identified as the reason behind the feature. This paper demonstrates the water-sensitive property of wool fiber and shape memory effect by water driven and explores the possibility of water-sensitive shape memory fibers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFiber Society Spring 2013 Technical Conference
PublisherFiber Society
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event2013 Spring Technical Conference of the Fiber Society - Geelong, VIC, Australia
Duration: 22 May 201324 May 2013


Conference2013 Spring Technical Conference of the Fiber Society
CityGeelong, VIC


  • Natural protein fiber
  • Water-sensitive
  • Waterresponsive shape memory polymer
  • Wet spinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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