Smart, Waterproof, Breathable Sportswear - A Review

Authors(2) :-S. Kanjana, G. Nalankilli

This paper reviews the various works done in the development of waterproof, breathable sportswear. The moisture transport properties and various factors affecting it, in the sportswear fabrics are also discussed. More on that, the limitations of conventional waterproof breathable fabrics are overcome by redesigning the textile material surface, operating at a microscopic level using stimuli-responsive polymers (SRPs), phase change materials (PCMs), Shape Memory Polymers (SMPs) etc., in the form of smart technology that facilitates active comfort to the wearer is also discussed. Special functionality imparted in sportswear by incorporating smart material in the form of smart coatings is also presented.

Authors and Affiliations

S. Kanjana
Lecturer, Apparel Production Research and Innovation Centre Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
G. Nalankilli
Professor, Textile Chemistry Research and Innovation Centre Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Moisture transport, Stimuli-responsive polymers, Phase change materials, Shape Memory Polymers, Comfort, Smart Coating, Sportswear

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 5 | July-August 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-08-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 591-600
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1734156
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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S. Kanjana, G. Nalankilli, " Smart, Waterproof, Breathable Sportswear - A Review, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.591-600, July-August-2017.
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