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Functional Textiles for Improved Performance, Protection and Health by G. Sun, N Pan

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Developments in clothing protection technology

W. Zhong,     University of Manitoba, Canada

N. Pan,     University of California, Davis, USA

Abstract:

Clothing protective technology provides protection for millions of people from hazards at work or in emergency situations. Different types of protective clothing have been developed to protect us from various environmental hazards. The two major issues of protective clothing are its protective function and the comfort it provides as clothing. Crucial textile components for the design and development of protective clothing include fiber species, fabric structure and physical/chemical finish applied in the fabrication process. Since the design and/or functionalization of these components ...

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