Microcapsule Delivery Systems for Textile Applications

Teresa Virgallito
Microtek Laboratories, Inc., Moraine, OH, 45439, USA.

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Summary
The impact of incorporating functional active materials to textile finishes offers important new technical advantages for the industry. Microencapsulation offers a delivery mechanism for the active material to be applied to the textile. Critical to the process is the development of the correct encapsulation system to produce a capsule with good mechanical strength, durability, and provide the desired release mechanism of the active material from the textile surface.

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