Developing of thermoregulating cotton fabric by incorporating of the poly(methyl methacrylate-co-methacrylamide)/fatty alcohol latent heat storing nanocapsules

Özkayalar S., Alay Aksoy S.

Journal Of The Textile Institute, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-18, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00405000.2021.1999591
  • Journal Name: Journal Of The Textile Institute
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Compendex, INSPEC
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-18
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Nanocapsules with poly(methyl methacrylate e-co-methacrylamid) wall and n-dodecanol and 1-tetradecanol cores were fabricated using emulsion polymerization processes which were defined as one-stage and two-stage. The energy storage capacity of the encapsulated n-dodecanol was in the range of 155 to 159 j/g while the tetradenanol capsules could store energy in the range of 166 to 175 j/g. The wall of the capsules exposed to two-stage decomposition, and the thermal degradation temperature of the nanocapsules prepared using the two-stage process increased. It was concluded that thermal and chemical resistance of the nanocapsules could be improved slightly using two-stage emulsion polymerization method. In the study, the nanocapsules were applied to the chemically modified cotton fabrics using pad-dry-cure method. The homogeneous distribution of the nanocapsules on the fabric surface and their durability after repeated 20 times washings were confirmed by SEM images. The washing durable thermo-regulating property of the fabrics was revealed by T-history test.