Eco-fabrication of Nanomaterials for Multifunctional Textiles

  • Mohd ShabbirEmail author
  • S. Wazed Ali
  • Faqeer Mohammad
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Nanotechnology is the hot spot of current technological innovation. Technology is supposed to lead to the ecological imbalance, somehow destruction of flora and fauna, water pollution, and other environmental disturbances. Textile industry is one of the major industries for economic point of view and also has direct impact on environment. In the recent time, there is an emergence of new eco-friendly and multidisciplinary approaches to textile functionalization such as coloration, microbial resistance, flame retardancy, self-cleaning property, comfortability factor, and the sustainable evolution of technologies to the environment and human race. Nanomaterials are gaining popularity for every aspect of functional textiles such as coloration, antimicrobial, and UV protection. This chapter emphasizes on functional textiles functionalized by nanotechnological advancements of sustainable and low impact on environment resources. Applications of nano-finished textiles in many of the sectors such as medicine and protective clothing are critically discussed with their future revolutionary evolution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Textile TechnologyIndian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia

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