Biodegradable and Sustainable Fibres
- Richard Blackburn, University of Leeds, UK
Biodegradable and sustainable fibres opens with a discussion of microbial processes in fibre degradation. It then moves on to discuss the major fibre types, including bast fibres, alginates, cellulose and speciality biodegradable fibres, such as lyocell, poly(lactic acid) and poly(hydroxyalkanoate)s. The development of synthetic silks is covered along with biodegradable natural fibre composites, nonwovens, and geotextiles. The final chapter looks at the history and future of soya bean protein fibres.
Biodegradable and sustainable fibres is a comprehensive monograph providing essential reference for anyone interested in the area and environmental issues relating to textiles including fibre and textile scientists and students, textile technologists, manufacturers, and forensic specialists in industry and academia.
Fiber and textile scientists and students;Â Textile technologists; Manufacturers; Forensic specialists in industry and academia
- Published: November 2005
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-85573-916-1