What is cosmetotextile

Posted: 2014-05-05

What is cosmetotextile

 

A cosmetotextile is a textile article containing a substance or a preparation that is released over time on different superficial parts of the human body, notably on skin, and claiming special properties such as cleaning, perfuming, changing appearance, protecting, keeping in good condition or correcting of body odours and therefore very convenient to use for protective clothing. Cosmetic preparations are usually in liquid form so it is necessary to encapsulate them. A cosmetotextile is a textile product which combines a cosmetic preparation, a textile and a linking agent. Because cosmetic preparations are usually in liquid form they need to be encapsulated before applying on textiles. Man-made encapsulation can be divided into two groups: microencapsulation and molecular encapsulation. Microencapsulation is described as a process of enclosing micron-size particles of solids or droplets of liquids or gasses in an inert shell, which in turn isolates and protects them from the external environment. Molecular encapsulation involves all intermolecular interactions where covalent bonds are not established between the interacting species. The majority of these interactions are of the host-guest type