Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Composites in Textiles
Keywords:skin, stratum corneum structure, corneocytes, lipids, textiles
The skin exerts an important protective function by the dynamic stratum corneum structure composed of lipids and corneocytes. Textiles and especially antimicrobial textiles may interfere with nonspecific defence mechanisms like antimicrobial peptides of skin or the resident microbioma. Therefore, the microorganisms of the skin can influence the skin itself, the textiles, as well as the
interaction between skin and textiles. For all and other reasons, understanding polymer blends and composites used to make textiles together with their specific properties is fundamental for designing and engineering innovative and useful textiles.