Polymer metal oxide composites on textile applications
K. Bharathi Yazhini , H. Gurumallesh Prabu
Composite materials are often used for different purposes in military applications. The composite materials provide interesting results especially through their strength, corrosion resistance, low specific weight and other properties. The composite materials have various structures and any defect in these materials is more complicated. Nanotechnology is booming in an unprecedented way in creating its impact in various applications. Metal oxide nanoparticles (MONPs) such as TiO2 and MgO are currently used as potential catalysts for the decontamination of chemical and biological warfare (CBW) agents. Various textile substrates, chemical agents, polymerisation techniques and functional applications in defence area are reviewed in this article.
Keywords: Composites, polymers, metal oxides, nanotechnology, defence, fabrics.