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

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14

Improving superhydrophobic coatings for textiles through chemical modifications

C.H. Xue,     University of California, Davis, USA

Abstract:

This chapter provides an overview of superhydrophobic textiles with detailed illustrations of key principles of superhydrophobic textiles, chemical modification coating on fibers, and hydrophobization for improving superhydrophobicity and surface robustness of textiles. Applications of superhydrophobic textiles in practical and potential fields are discussed. Future trends of superhydrophobic textiles are also presented.

Key words

superhydrophobic surface

coating

textile

chemical modification

surface roughness

14.1 Introduction

Superhydrophobic textiles recently attracted a lot of attention due ...

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