Environmentally Friendly Textiles, Fibers and Their Composites

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2024 | Viewed by 142

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, Prilaz baruna Filipovića 28a, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: textile finishing; impact of treatment on the effects and the quality of textiles; application of ultrasound; microwave and UV energy in the pre treatment and finishing; environmentally friendly multifunctional protective treatment; preparing an organic-inorganic composite materials of different properties in order to obtain protective materials and filters; antimicrobial and flame retardant finishing; hospital protective textiles; thermal and physical–chemical characterization of materials

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Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, Prilaz baruna Filipovića 28a, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: interface phenomena on textile (electrokinetic potential, surface charge, surface free energy, adsorption, wetting, wicking, contact angle); textile for medical application; cellulose cationization; wastewater treatment; enzymes in textile finishing; polyester hydrolysis; optical brigthening and fluorescence; UV protection

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Department of Textile Design and Management, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, Prilaz baruna Filipovića 28a, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: composite fabrics, anisotropic properties of woven fabrics and fabric deformations; analysis and optimization of textile production processes, aiming to reduce costs, enhance production efficiency, improve product quality; R&D in woven technology and products; technical fabrics for thermal protection and hospital protective textiles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Textile fibers, as crucial polymer materials, play a significant role across various areas of human activity. They serve as an inexhaustible source that aids in development and research in fields such as textiles, technical, biotechnical, biomedicine, medicine, and the natural sciences, as well as interdisciplinary scientific fields. Depending on their use, there are diverse requirements for the structural, morphological, mechanical, physicochemical, chemical, multifunctional, and safety-related properties of fibers, textiles, and composite materials. The contemporary focus on sustainable development and a circular economy is imperative. This involves measures to reduce energy consumption and minimize waste production, considering the waste from one industry as valuable raw materials for another. Furthermore, it promotes the use of biodegradable materials and safer chemicals, resulting in a reduction in the environmental impact from harmful effluents.

We invite and encourage you to submit your manuscripts containing original research or review articles featuring new and valuable findings related to the development of modified, sustainable, multifunctional fibers and textiles, composites, or smart textiles for the Special Issue of the journal Polymers entitled "Environmentally Friendly Textiles, Fibers, and their Composites," for which we serve as guest editors.

Prof. Dr. Sandra Flinčec Grgac
Prof. Dr. Anita Tarbuk
Dr. Snježana Brnada
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • new materials
  • composite
  • eco-friendly fibers
  • surface modification
  • textile finishing, dyeing and printing
  • sustainable materials
  • smart textile and clothing
  • characterization
  • environmental impact assessment

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