gcse textiles - Smart materials

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  • Created by: katy
  • Created on: 21-06-10 22:40

SMART MATERIALS

PASSIVE smart - can only SENSE enviromental conditions

ACTIVE smart - Can SENSE and REACT to enviromental conditions

VERY smart - Can SENSE, REACTS and ADAPT to enviromental conditions

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ELASTINES

  • Best known elastine fibre is Lycra
  • It is made from polyurathene
  • Elastine can stretch up to 8 times its origional length and recover
  • Fine
  • washable
  • Resistant to light
  • Can be dyed easily

Uses

  • swim wear
  • underwear
  • sports wear
  • reduce the need for ironing
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POLARTEC

  • Made from recycled plastic bottles
  • Biodegradable
  • warm
  • lightweight
  • Breathable
  • can be recycled
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BREATHABLE

  • Waterproof fabrics that allow perspiration to escape
  • Comfortable
  • pores allow water vapour out but dont let water droplets in
  • insulates against changes in temperatures
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NEOPRENE

SPRTS WEAR

SOFT

WARM

ENVIRO FRIENDLY

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Comments

Katie

Very helpful! Thank you :-) 

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