Section outline

    • Course Duration: 30 hours

    • Course objectives:

      The course Novel Trend in Textile Functionalization introduce learners with specific functional properties of textiles as self-cleaning, super-hydrophobic, antimicrobial, flame retardant, etc. which are results of functionalization of textiles as an emerging tool for improving textile performance and increase its added value.

      The course will be focused on the use of innovative technologies based on ICT technology, eco-friendly processes in order to equip learners with relevant skills and knowledge, as well as with responsibilities for developing a novel material functionalities and environmentally friendly.‚Äč

      The aim of this course is introducing learners with specific functional properties of textiles as self-cleaning, super-hydrophobic, antimicrobial, flame retardant, etc. which are results of functionalization of textiles as an emerging tool for improving textile performance and increase its added value.

      Some of established techniques which could be used to impart new functionalities and properties to textile materials including physical, chemical, biotechnological and mechanical treatments:

      • plasma processing,
      • electrospinning,
      • sol-gel process,
      • nanotechnology,
      • wet processes,
      • spraying
      • polymer coating
      • layer by layer
      • biotechnological treatment
      • mechanical treatments


      A new generation of new high-value textiles developed by surface treatment, chemical grafting, or 3D structure, to introduce and develop textiles with new functionalities will be also described. The course will be focused on the use of innovative processes which is supported with ICT technologies, eco-friendly processes in order to equip learners with relevant skills and knowledge, as well as with responsibilities for developing a novel material functionalities and environmentally friendly. 


    • Learning outcomes:
      Knowledge Skills Responsibilities/autonomy
      • To apprehend specific functional properties of textiles using surface engineering methods
      • To understand novel textile material properties and treatment processes
      • To analyse different methods of textiles production
      • To connect and understand textile material structure with their functional properties 
      • To operate different processes for textile treatments
      • To analyse the obtained properties using appropriate methods
      • To set process parameters for achieving desired functionality
      • To use novel fabrication methods for develop (multi)functional textile properties
      • To use innovative sustainable chemical finishes to develop high added value textiles without negative impacts on both the consumer and the environment
      • To select the environmentally friendly methods and chemicals for increase the efficiency
      • To determine advantages and current challenges of using novel materials to obtain the desired functional properties

    • Syllabus:


    • Module: Novel Trend in Textile Functionalization

      Syllabus: Finishing, Printing and Functionalization

      Duration: 30 hours