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ObservatoryNano Briefing No 7. Textiles. Nano-enabled protective textiles.

Mantovani, Elvio and Zapelli, Piergiorgio and Sitja, Rosa (2010) ObservatoryNano Briefing No 7. Textiles. Nano-enabled protective textiles. Other. ObservatoryNano.

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Abstract

Rising health and safety concerns for those exposed to dangerous environments or high risk professions has increased demand for improved protective apparel and accessories. protective textiles are part of the Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) family and represents a specific area of the advanced technical textiles sector, a strongly growing market for the textile industry, satisfying an increasing demand for high performance requirements. Personal protective textiles are produced with the aim of eliminating or minimizing the risk of injuries, accidents and infections, acting as shields against chemical, biological and nuclear hazards, high temperatures and fire, sharp objects, and ballistic projectiles. This briefing, that follows five reports devoted to the nano-enhanced textiles, summarises the advantages offered by nano-enabled textiles in the protective textiles sector.

Item Type:Monograph (Other)
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
ID Code:10473
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:06 Jan 2011 14:26
Last Modified:06 Jan 2011 14:26

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