Nanoparticle coatings for UV protective textiles

Tsuzuki, Takuya and Wang, Xungai 2010, Nanoparticle coatings for UV protective textiles, Research journal of textile and apparel, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 9-20.

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Title Nanoparticle coatings for UV protective textiles
Author(s) Tsuzuki, Takuya
Wang, Xungai
Journal name Research journal of textile and apparel
Volume number 14
Issue number 2
Start page 9
End page 20
Total pages 12
Publisher Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel
Place of publication Hong Kong
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1560-6074
Keyword(s) UV blocking
functional coatings
Summary As the intensity of UV radiation increases every year, effective methods to block UV rays to protect human skin, plastics, timber and other polymer materials are urgently sought. Textiles serve as important materials for UV protection in many applications. The utilisation of nanoparticles to textile materials has been the object of several studies aimed at producing finished fabrics with different performances. This article reviews the recent advancement in the field of UV blocking textiles and fibers that are functionalised with nanostructured surface coatings. Different types of UV blocking agents are discussed and various examples of UV blocking textiles utilising ZnO and TiO2 are presented. Future challenges such as wash-fastness and photocatalysis are also discussed.
Language eng
Field of Research 100708 Nanomaterials
Socio Economic Objective 920117 - Skin and Related Disorders
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2010
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