A Novel Approach for Developing Smart Cotton Fabric with Dynamic Breathability and Easy Care Features

Korkmaz Memiş N. , Kaplan S.

15th International İzmir Textile & Apparel Syposium IITAS 2021, İzmir, Turkey, 26 - 27 October 2021, pp.240-247

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.240-247


In this study, cotton fabrics were treated with temperature-water responsive nanocomposites consisting of shape memory polyurethane (SMPU) and cellulose nanowhiskers (CNWs), for smart crease recovery/retention functions besides breathability with dynamic porosity. The smart crease recovery/retention functions were determined in air and water at different temperatures simulating laundry and drying processes and air permeability test was conducted at different fabric temperatures. FT-IR and SEM analyses confirm the SMPU-CNW nanocomposite presence on fabric. Test results show that the treated cotton fabrics have not only dual responsive shape memory properties providing smart permeability, but also dynamic crease recovery/retention with enhanced end-use properties.