Flashcards in Smart & Modern Fabrics Deck (23):
What is a smart fabric?
Sense, react and adapt to certain conditions
What are interactive fabrics?
Incorporate electronics that are reactivated by a power source whilst being soft and comfortable
What is Gorix?
A carbonised fibre with conductivity used to heat car seats
What is Soft-Switch?
Conductive threads woven or knitted with pressure sensors used as audio devices
What is Stomatex?
Biomimentic fabric (copies nature)
How does Stomatex work?
Dome shaped vapour chambers have a tiny pore in the centre. When resting the excess body heat and persipiration rise to the dome and escape through the pores.
What are the properties of Stomatex?
What is nanotechnology?
When thin layers of nanoparticles are attached to fabrics but doesnt change the feel of the fabric.
What are nano fibres?
Made from carbon or synthetic polymers. Thin and light, strong and non woven
What does waterproof mean?
Fully resistant to the absorption of water
What does water-repellent mean?
Resistance of a fabric to wetting
What is Kevlar?
Woven fabric to resist abrasion used for bulletproof vest. Strong and made chemically. Lightweight and flexible
What is Nomex?
flame resistant fabric
What is Tencel?
Modern regenerated fabric made from wood pulp and minimised energy and waste. combines best with natural and synthetic fibres
What is Fastskin
Mimics shark skin to reduce drag in water with its rough surface
What is Thinsulate?
Fine fibres to get more air in less space, better insulator, traps air between the wearer and the outside, breathable, machine washable
What is Interfacing?
Vilene stiffens the fabric preventing snaggin
What does a quilted layer add to a fabric?
What does microencapsulated fabrics do?
Reduce body odour and skin irritation
Eg, underwear, anitbac socks
What are heat thermochromic fabrics?
Dye changes colour due to heat and only last 5-10 years as the micro-capsule bursts
What are examples of thermochromic fabrics?
Childrens wear, sports and fire fighters clothing
What are photochromic fabrics?
Dyes change colour due to sunlight, smart pigments