Shape memory textiles – technological background and possible applications




shape memory properties, 3D printing, 4D printing, polyurethane, wrinkle-free, design, stimulus, smart textile, recovery


While shape memory alloys (SMAs) and shape memory polymers (SMPs) can already be found in diverse applications, shape memory textiles are less often used. Nevertheless, they are regularly investigated. Typical ways to produce shape memory textiles (SMTs) are introducing shape memory wires, printing shape memory polymers on them (“4D printing”), or using textile materials such as poly(lactic acid) (PLA) which show shape memory properties on their own. This review gives a brief overview of these technological possibilities and possible applications of shape memory textiles.


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Ehrmann, G., & Ehrmann, A. (2021). Shape memory textiles – technological background and possible applications. Communications in Development and Assembling of Textile Products, 2(2), 162-172.



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