Self-healing materials for potential use in textile and clothing applications


  • Alena Dannehl Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technologies, 41065, Moenchengladbach, Germany
  • Amelie Buhr Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technologies, 41065, Moenchengladbach, Germany
  • Angela Sanchez Leyton Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technologies, 41065, Moenchengladbach, Germany
  • Lennart Hellweg Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technologies, 41065, Moenchengladbach, Germany
  • Mathias Beer Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technologies, 41065, Moenchengladbach, Germany
  • Lilia Sabantina FH Bielefeld



Self-regeneration, self-healing materials, extrinsic and intrinsic methods, nanocomposites, smart textiles


Self-regenerating, polymer-based textiles emulate living organisms’ ability to heal broken skin and other lesser injuries. To achieve this effect, either intrinsic or extrinsic methods of having polymeric compounds mend these damages can be employed. Depending on the method used, the handling and results of the self-regenerating effect differ. This allows for different areas of application. The focus of this paper is to discuss some of these potential textile applications as well as related research and developments in the area of self-healing materials.


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Schematic representation of the interwoven threads during perforation of the fabric, which are pressed apart at the stitching point



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Dannehl, A., Buhr, A., Sanchez Leyton, A. ., Hellweg, L., Beer, M., & Sabantina, L. (2023). Self-healing materials for potential use in textile and clothing applications. Communications in Development and Assembling of Textile Products, 4(1), 27-41.



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