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Microencapsulation - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications of Smart Microcapsules

Fabien Salaün

ENSAIT Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textilesdisabled

A researcher in the formulation of microencapsulation system for textile applications, holder of two registered patents, and author of more than 70 research papers and book chapters.


Layer by Layer Microfluidics Pharmaceutical Biomedical Coating Materials Smart Capsules Sustainable Materials Release Kinetics Encapsulation Yield/Efficiency Interfacial Polymerization Textile Self-Healing

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Microencapsulated systems, based on polymer or inorganic shell and active substances appear to be good candidates for a broad range of applications to fulfill the requirement for a smart coating system. The design of microparticles as a “smart” polymeric system has drawn increasing interest over the last few years due to their considerable potential to protect different types of active agents for widely-varied application fields, such as medicine, biomedical, pharmaceutical, textile, agricultural, food, and printing. The recent progress in controlled microencapsulation techniques has facilitated the synthesis of well-defined microcapsules with tailored functionalities. Microcapsule shells and their functionality may finally be used to modulate surface functions. All these benefits are currently fully exploited for new tailored microparticles for applications in drug delivery, self-healing, thermal energy storage, flame retardancy, cosmetics, functional coating, and material science, where they are used for the design of functional, responsive, or high added-value materials.
This book aims to cover recent advances in fabricating nano-/micro-capsules , where the design of smart capsules allows breading the field of applications, and will intend to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the art.

This book will be essential for scientists and researchers with diverse backgrounds in chemistry, engineering, material sciences, and formulation.

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Date completed: September 8th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: October 6th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: December 5th 2021

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Review results due: February 23rd 2022

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Expected publication date: April 24th 2022

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About the editor

Fabien Salaün

ENSAIT Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textilesdisabled

Fabien Salaün is a full professor at ENSAIT/GEMTEX, France. His research interests focus on polymer synthesis, encapsulation, and functional coatings for textile applications. He received his Ph.D. from Lille 1 University in 2004 and he was promoted professor in 2014. His research interests include polymeric functional materials, smart coating, microencapsulation, thermal comfort, fiber processing, and textile surface functionalization. He has more than 70 publications to his credit, including research papers, reviews and book chapters.

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