Cover Image

Textile Nanocomposite of Polymer/Carbon Nanotube

Ayesha Kausar


Carbon nanotube (CNT) possess outstanding electrical, mechanical, anisotropic, and thermal properties to be employed in several material science applications. Polymer/carbon nanotube forms an important class of nanocomposites for textile uses. Different techniques have been used to develop such textiles including dip coating, spraying, wet spinning, electrospinning, etc. Enhanced nanocomposite performance has been attributed to synergistic effect of polymer and carbon nanotube nanofiller. Textile performance of polymer/CNT nanocomposite has been potentially important for flame retardant clothing, electromagnetic shielding wear, anti-bacterial fabric, flexible sensors, and waste water treatment. In this article, researches on application areas of polymer/CNT in textile industry has been reviewed. Modification of nanotube may lead to variety of further functional textiles with different high performance properties.


Polymer; carbon nanotube; nanocomposite; textile


Saravanan R, Karthikeyan S, Gupta VK, Sekaran G, Narayanan V, Stephen A. Enhanced photocatalytic activity of ZnO/CuO nanocomposite for the degradation of textile dye on visible light illumination. Mater Sci Engineer C. 2013, 33:91-98

Pant HR, Bajgai MP, Nam KT, Seo YA, Pandeya DR, Hong ST, Kim HY. Electrospun nylon-6 spider-net like nanofiber mat containing TiO2 nanoparticles: a multifunctional nanocomposite textile material. J Hazard Mater. 2011, 185:124-130

Khan F, Kausar A, Siddiq M. A review on properties and fabrication techniques of polymer/carbon nanotube composites and polymer intercalated buckypapers. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer. 2015, 54:1524-1539

Meer S, Kausar A, Iqbal T. Trends in conducting polymer and hybrids of conducting polymer/carbon nanotube: a review. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer. 2016, 55:1416-1440

Hussain ST, Abbas F, Kausar A, Khan MR. New polyaniline/polypyrrole/polythiophene and functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites: Layer-by-layer in situ polymerization. High Perform Polym. 2013, 25:70-78

Akram Z, Kausar A, Siddiq M. Review on polymer/carbon nanotube composite focusing polystyrene microsphere and polystyrene microsphere/modified CNT composite: preparation, properties, and significance. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer. 2016, 55:582-603

Kausar A, Hussain ST. Effect of multi-walled carbon nanotube reinforcement on the physical properties of poly(thiourea-azo-ether)-based nanocomposites. J Plast Film Sheet. 2013, 29:365-383

Kausar A, Hussain ST. Synthesis and properties of poly (thiourea-azo-naphthyl)/multi-walled carbon nanotube composites. J Plast Film Sheet. 2014, 30:6-27

Kausar A, Hussain ST. Effect of modified filler surfaces and filler-tethered polymer chains on morphology and physical properties of poly (azo-pyridyl-urethane)/multi-walled carbon nanotube nanocomposites. J Plast Film Sheet. 2014, 30:181-204

Khan ZU, Kausar A, Ullah H. A review on composite papers of graphene oxide, carbon nanotube, polymer/GO, and polymer/CNT: Processing strategies, properties, and relevance. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer. 2016, 55:559-581

Kausar A. Polyamide-grafted-multi-walled carbon nanotube electrospun nanofibers/epoxy composites. Fibers and Polymers. 2014, 15:2564-2571

Kausar A, Ur Rahman A. Effect of graphene nanoplatelet addition on properties of thermo-responsive shape memory polyurethane-based nanocomposite. Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 2016, 24:235-242

Kausar A, Ullah-Shah M, Khan MY. An investigation on novel poly (thiourea-amide)-based nanocomposites reinforced with silica nanotubes. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer. 2014, 53:223-228

Kausar A. Novel water purification membranes of polystyrene/multi-walled carbon nanotube-grafted-graphene oxide hybrids. American J Polym Sci. 2014, 4:63-72

Kausar A, Hussain ST. Poly(azo-ether-imide) nanocomposite films reinforced with nanofibers electrospun from multi-walled carbon nanotube filled poly (azo-ether-imide). J Plast Film Sheet. 2014, 30:266-283

Ahmed N, Kausar A, Muhammad B. Shape memory properties of electrically conductive multi-walled carbon nanotube-filled polyurethane/modified polystyrene blends. J Plast Film Sheet. 2016, 32:272-292

Kausar A. Synthesis and properties of melt processed poly (thiourea-azosulfone)/carbon nanotubes nanocomposites. Chinese J Polym Sci. 2014, 32:64-72

Kausar A, Ashraf R. Electrospun, non-woven, nanofibrous membranes prepared from nano-diamond and multi-walled carbon nanotube-filled poly (azo-pyridine) and epoxy composites reinforced with these membranes. J Plast Film Sheet. 2014, 30:369-387

Ashraf R, Kausar A, Siddiq M. Preparation and properties of layered carbon nanotube/polyazopyridine/nanodiamond composites. J Plast Film Sheet. 2014, 30:412-434

Nawaz S, Siddiq M, Kausar A, Hussain ST, Abbas F. Facile synthesis and properties of multilayered polyaniline/polypyrrole/epoxy/polystyrene/functionalized carbon nanotube composites. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer. 201, 53:661-670

Kausar A. Polyaniline composites with nanodiamond, carbon nanotube and silver nanoparticle: Preparation and properties. American J Polym Sci Engineer. 2015, 3:149-160

Rafique I, Kausar A, Muhammad B. Epoxy resin composite reinforced with carbon fiber and inorganic filler: Overview on preparation and properties. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer 2016, 55:1653-1672

Kausar A. Enhanced electrical and thermal conductivity of modified poly (acrylonitrile-co-butadiene)-based nanofluid containing functional carbon black-graphene oxide. Fuller Nanotub Carb Nanostruct 2016, 24:278-285.

Kausar A. Synthesis and properties of polyimide nanocomposites self-reinforced with electrospun poly (azo-naphthyl-imide)/carbon nanotube nanofibers. J Thermoplast Compos Mater. 2016, 29:312-326

Kausar A, Hussain ST. Processing and properties of new heteroaromatic Schiff-base poly (sulfone-ester) s and their blends. Iran Polym J. 2013, 22:175-185

Kausar A, Hussain ST. New generation of thermally stable and conducting poly (azomethine‐ester) s: nano‐blend formation with polyaniline. Polym Int. 2013, 62:1442-1450

Kausar A. Adhesion, morphology, and heat resistance properties of polyurethane coated poly(methyl methacrylate)/fullerene-C60 composite films. Compos Interfac. 2017, 24:649-662

Akram Z, Kausar A, Siddiq M. Scrutinization of Polystyrene Microsphere-grafted Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube and Silver Nanoparticle-based Hybrids: Morphology, Thermal Properties, and Antibacterial Activity. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer. 2017, 56:202-215

Shahidi S, Moazzenchi B. Carbon nanotube and its applications in textile industry-A review. J Text Institut. 2018, 1-14

Mutlu MU, Akin O, Demir MM, Yildiz ÜH. Fabrication of Polymer Nanofiber-Conducting Polymer Fabric and Noncontact Motion Sensing Platform. InMaterials Science Forum 2018, 915:207-212

Kim DK, Kim ND, Park SK, Seong KD, Hwang M, You NH, Piao Y. Nitrogen doped carbon derived from polyimide/multiwall carbon nanotube composites for high performance flexible all-solid-state supercapacitors. J Power Sour. 2018, 380:55-63

Kausar A, Muhammad WU, Bakhtiar M. Processing and characterization of fire-retardant modified polystyrene/functional graphite composites. Compos Interfac. 2015, 22:517-530

Kausar A. Estimation of thermo-mechanical and fire resistance profile of epoxy coated polyurethane/fullerene composite films. Fuller Nanotub Carb Nanostruct 2016, 24:391-399

Kausar A, Rafique I, Anwar Z, Muhammad B. Recent developments in different types of flame retardants and effect on fire retardancy of epoxy composite. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer. 2016, 55:1512-1535

Kausar A. Thermal, mechanical and flame retardant behavior of poly (urethane-ester) nanocomposite foams reinforced with hydroxyl modified montmorillonite. Int J Plast Technol. 2015, 19:275-287

Kausar A. Exploration of novel heat and flame-resistant poly (urethane–imide)/functional layered silicate-based foams. High Perform Polym. 2015, 27:122-131

Kausar A. Electromagnetic interference shielding of polyaniline/Poloxalene/carbon black composite. Int J Mater Chem 2016, 6:6-11

Anwar Z, Kausar A, Khan LA, Muhammad B. Modified graphene nanoplatelet and epoxy/block copolymer-based nanocomposite: physical characteristic and EMI shielding studies. Nanocomposites 2016, 2:141-151

Kausar A. Shielding Efficacy of Polymeric Nano-Structure. Res J Nanosci Engineer. 2018, 2:9-14.

Kausar A. Pb (II) Selective Sensor of Poly (vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate)/Polyaniline/Carbon Black. Int J Instrumentat Sci. 2017, 6:8-11

Kausar A. Design of Polydimethylsiloxane/Nylon 6/Nanodiamond for Sensor Application. Int J Instrumentat Sci. 2016, 5:15-18

Kausar A. Poly (vinylacetate) cyanomethyl Diphenylcarbamodthioate/Poly (vinyl acetate)/Carbon Black Composite-based Sensor. Int J Instrumentat Sci. 2016, 5:19-23

Begum S, Kausar A, Ullah H, Siddiq M. Potential of Polyvinylidene Fluoride/Carbon Nanotube Composite in Energy, Electronics, and Membrane Technology: An Overview. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer 2016, 55:1949-1970

Kausar A, Siddiq M. Conducting Polymer/Graphene Filler-based Hybrids: Energy and Electronic Applications. Editor: A. Méndez-Vilas & A. Solano-Martín Polymer Science: Research Advances, Practical Applications and Educational Aspects. Formatex Research Center, pp.177-87

Kausar A. Detection of Environmentally Hazardous Nitrogen Oxide Pollutants using Polythiophene Derivative/Carbon nanotube-based Nanocomposite. Frontiers in Science 2017, 7:23-26

Mehwish N, Kausar A, Siddiq M. Polyvinylidenefluoride/poly (styrene-butadiene-styrene)/silver nanoparticle-grafted-acid chloride functional MWCNTs-based nanocomposites: preparation and properties. Polym-Plast Technol Engineer 2015, 54:474-483

Kausar A. Design of poly (1-hexadecene-sulfone)/poly(1,4-phenylene sulfide) membrane containing nano-zeolite and carbon nanotube for gas separation. Int J Plast Technol. 2017, 21:96-107

Full Text: PDF


  • There are currently no refbacks.

AJNNR ISSN 2574-6251)Copyright © 2012-2018. All rights reserved. Published by Ivy Union Publishing, 3204 Valley Rush Dr, Apex, North Carolina 27502, United States