The scope of this Special Issue will encompass papers that include the following aspects of coatings on textiles, but also any other novel use of coatings, including aesthetic/design enhancements:
- Provision of physical and mechanical enhancements (e.g., hydrophobicity, shape memory)
- Chemical functionality (e.g., for controlled release of molecules, sensors)
- Electrical and electronic activity
- Environmental responsivity
Coating techniques may include any liquid, gaseous or plasma methods, either employed at the fiber stage or after fabrication of the textile. Performance assessment may include simulations, laboratory testing, and field testing, as well as referring to industry standards.