The use of distinctive colorants and finishes significantly impacts the aesthetic appeal and functionality of technical textiles. Advances in the textile chemical industry facilitate production of diverse desirable properties and are of great interest in the production of textile products with enhanced performance characteristics. Drawing on key research, Advances in the Dyeing and Finishing of Technical Textiles details important advances in the field and outlines their development for a range of applications. Part One reviews advances in dyes and colorants, including chromic materials, optical effect pigments, and microencapsulated colorants. Other types of functional dyes considered include UV-absorbent, anti-microbial and water-repellent dyes. Regulations relating to the use of textile dyes are discussed. Part Two investigates such advances in finishing techniques as mechanical finishing, softening treatments, and enzyme use. Surfactants, inkjet printing of technical textiles, and functional finishes to improve the comfort and protection of apparel are also explored. The use of nanotechnology in producing hydrophobic, super-hydrophobic, and antimicrobial finishes as well as coating and lamination techniques. The book concludes with a discussion of specialty polymers for finishing technical textiles. Advances in the Dyeing and Finishing of Technical Textiles is a comprehensive guide for textile chemists, color technologists, color quality inspectors, product developers, and textile finishers.