Cheng, Tong, Lin, Tong, Brady, Rex and Wang, Xungai 2008, Photochromic coloration of wool fabric, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Textile Materials & Manufacturing Technology, Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou, China, pp. 197-202.
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A method has been developed for producing photochromic wool fabric by applying a layer of hybrid silica containing a photochromic dye onto wool fibres. A number of different hybrid silicas were prepared by the sol-gel technique involving co-hydrolysis and co-condensation of alkyltrialkoxysilanes together with 3-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane. With the dye Photorome II, it was possible to obtain a photo chromic coating which showed fast optical response. The coating had only a slight effect on the fabric handle. The durability of the coating appeared to be acceptable, at least for fashion wear.
Field of Research
091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective
970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category
E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed