Radiation Effects in Materials. Chapter 12: Radiation Effects in Textile Materials
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Irradiation processes have several commercial applications, in the coating of metals, plastics, and glass, in printing, wood finishing, film and plastic cross-linking, and in the fields of adhesive and electrical insulations. The advantages of this technology are well known. Radiation treatment on fabric and garments can add value in coloration, antifelting, printing, and coating. In this chapter, different irradiation methods such as plasma, electron beam, laser, ion implantation, microwave, gamma, and ablation are described, and the effects of these process in textile industry as a finishing method are discussed and compared with conventional methods.
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