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Research Report on Nanotechnology in Performance Apparel

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Textiles Intelligence's new report "Nanotechnology in Performance Apparel: Using Small-Scale Materials to Create Big Opportunities" to their offering.

Analyses the role of nanotechnology in the development of the next generation of performance apparel, and identifies the challenges that may be faced by manufacturers, notably health and environmental concerns about nanotechnology and the lack of international regulations and standards. The report also includes an analysis of key applications and developments in nanotechnology highlighting specifically the types of nanomaterials available and the types of fabric properties achieved through nanotechnology. The report presents a wealth of other information, including market size data, government funding, and consumer awareness and attitudes towards nanotechnology.

Key Topics Covered:

SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

  • Using nanotechnology in performance apparel to add value
  • Using nanotechnology in performance apparel to improve the environment
  • Future research in nanotechnology-enabled performance apparel

NANOTECHNOLOGY DEFINITIONS, CHARACTERISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

  • What is nanotechnology?
  • Characteristics of nanomaterials
  • Organisations dedicated to facilitating nanotechnology transfer

TYPES OF NANOMATERIALS AND THEIR USES IN TEXTILES

  • Nanofibres
  • Production of nanofibres
  • Nanoparticles
  • Carbon nanotubes

FABRIC PROPERTIES ACHIEVABLE THROUGH NANOTECHNOLOGY

  • Aesthetics
  • Antimicrobial functionality
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Flame resistance
  • Fragrance release
  • High strength
  • Moisture management
  • Stain protection
  • Static protection
  • Thermal regulation
  • UV protection
  • Wrinkle resistance

APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN PERFORMANCE APPAREL

  • Military clothing
  • Sportswear
  • Smart clothing
  • Acoustic fabrics
  • Anti-counterfeit fabrics
  • Optical fabrics
  • Power generating fabrics

NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE DYEING AND FINISHING OF PERFORMANCE FABRICS

  • Dyeing
  • Finishing

SIZE OF THE MARKET FOR NANOTECHNOLOGY-ENABLED CLOTHING

NANOTECHNOLOGY STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS

  • Standards
  • Regulations
  • Safety regulations
  • Labelling regulations

HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS ABOUT NANOTECHNOLOGY

POTENTIAL BARRIERS AND FUTURE DRIVERS OF MARKET GROWTH

  • Potential barriers to market growth
  • Future drivers of market growth

OUTLOOK

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