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Biotechnological modification and functionalisation of polyester surfaces

Vincent Nierstrasz (UGent) , Lieva Van Langenhove (UGent) and Paul Kiekens (UGent)
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Synthetic fibers form an important part of the textile industry, the production of polyester alone surpassing that of cotton. A disadvantage of synthetic fibers is their low hydrophilicity. Polyester fibers are particularly hydrophobic. This affects the processability and functionalisation of the fibers. A relatively new and promising alternative is the use of enzymes in surface modification of synthetic fibers. Synthetic materials have generally been considered resistant to biological degradation; recent developments at different research groups demonstrate that enzymes are very well capable of hydrolysing synthetic materials.
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textile biotechnology, enzymes, surface modification, surface functionalisation, (bio)polymers

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Nierstrasz, Vincent, Lieva Van Langenhove, and Paul Kiekens. 2009. “Biotechnological Modification and Functionalisation of Polyester Surfaces.” In AUTEX 2009, Book of Abstracts, 271–273. Izmir, Turkey: Ege University. Department of Textile Engineering.
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Nierstrasz, V., Van Langenhove, L., & Kiekens, P. (2009). Biotechnological modification and functionalisation of polyester surfaces. AUTEX 2009, Book of abstracts (pp. 271–273). Presented at the 9th World Textile Conference (AUTEX 2009), Izmir, Turkey: Ege University. Department of Textile Engineering.
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Nierstrasz V, Van Langenhove L, Kiekens P. Biotechnological modification and functionalisation of polyester surfaces. AUTEX 2009, Book of abstracts. Izmir, Turkey: Ege University. Department of Textile Engineering; 2009. p. 271–3.
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Nierstrasz, Vincent, Lieva Van Langenhove, and Paul Kiekens. “Biotechnological Modification and Functionalisation of Polyester Surfaces.” AUTEX 2009, Book of Abstracts. Izmir, Turkey: Ege University. Department of Textile Engineering, 2009. 271–273. Print.
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  abstract     = {Synthetic fibers form an important part of the textile industry, the production of polyester alone surpassing that  of cotton. A disadvantage of synthetic fibers is their low hydrophilicity. Polyester fibers are particularly  hydrophobic. This affects the processability and functionalisation of the fibers. A relatively new and promising  alternative is the use of enzymes in surface modification of synthetic fibers. Synthetic materials have generally  been considered resistant to biological degradation; recent developments at different research groups  demonstrate that enzymes are very well capable of hydrolysing synthetic materials.},
  author       = {Nierstrasz, Vincent and Van Langenhove, Lieva and Kiekens, Paul},
  booktitle    = {AUTEX 2009, Book of abstracts},
  isbn         = {9789754837872},
  keywords     = {textile biotechnology,enzymes,surface modification,surface functionalisation,(bio)polymers},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Izmir, Turkey},
  pages        = {271--273},
  publisher    = {Ege University. Department of Textile Engineering},
  title        = {Biotechnological modification and functionalisation of polyester surfaces},
  year         = {2009},
}