Nanotechnology in Performance Apparel: Using Small-scale Materials to Create Big Opportunities

Date: January 22, 2011
Pages: 31
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Publisher: Textiles Intelligence Ltd
Report type: Strategic Report
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Nanotechnology in Performance Apparel: Using Small-scale Materials to Create Big Opportunities
Analyses the role of nanotechnology in the development of the next generation of performance apparel, and identifies the challenges that may be faced by manufacturers, notably health and environmental concerns about nanotechnology and the lack of international regulations and standards. The report also includes an analysis of key applications and developments in nanotechnology – highlighting specifically the types of nanomaterials available and the types of fabric properties achieved through nanotechnology. The report presents a wealth of other information, including market size data, government funding, and consumer awareness and attitudes towards nanotechnology.
SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

Using nanotechnology in performance apparel to add value
Using nanotechnology in performance apparel to improve the environment
Future research in nanotechnology-enabled performance apparel

NANOTECHNOLOGY DEFINITIONS, CHARACTERISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

What is nanotechnology?
Characteristics of nanomaterials
Organisations dedicated to facilitating nanotechnology transfer

TYPES OF NANOMATERIALS AND THEIR USES IN TEXTILES

Nanofibres
Production of nanofibres
Nanoparticles
Carbon nanotubes

FABRIC PROPERTIES ACHIEVABLE THROUGH NANOTECHNOLOGY

Aesthetics
Antimicrobial functionality
Electrical conductivity
Flame resistance
Fragrance release
High strength
Moisture management
Stain protection
Static protection
Thermal regulation
UV protection
Wrinkle resistance

APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN PERFORMANCE APPAREL

Military clothing
Sportswear
Smart clothing
Acoustic fabrics
Anti-counterfeit fabrics
Optical fabrics
Power generating fabrics

NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE DYEING AND FINISHING OF PERFORMANCE FABRICS

Dyeing
Finishing

SIZE OF THE MARKET FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY-ENABLED CLOTHING

NANOTECHNOLOGY STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS

Standards
Regulations
Safety regulations
Labelling regulations

HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS ABOUT NANOTECHNOLOGY

POTENTIAL BARRIERS AND FUTURE DRIVERS OF MARKET GROWTH

Potential barriers to market growth
Future drivers of market growth

OUTLOOK

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Sizes of various small objects
Table 2: Nanoparticles used to achieve specific fabric properties
Table 3: Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
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