Surface grafting of textiles

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Surface grafting of textiles is relatively recent technology that offers a variety of ways in which to alter the surface of textile substrates and, thus, impart new or improved functional properties. This chapter discusses the four main techniques for achieving surface grafting of textiles: (a) chemical graft polymerization; (b) radiation induced grafting; (c) plasmainduced grafting; and (d) light-induced grafting. The properties imparted to the surface and the application areas of the grafted surface are discussed. Strengths and weakness of each technique are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurface Modification of Textiles
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781845694197
StatePublished - Aug 2009


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