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Fabric Testing

The textile industry is becoming an increasingly competitive environment. Differentiating products by quality is particularly important. Testing can be performed both to improve product quality and achieve compliance to international, regional or retailer specific standards. Fabric testing provides a comprehensive review of the tests available for fabrics.

The book begins with introductory chapters which discuss the scope, importance and statistical analysis of fabric testing. The book then reviews various types of fabric tests such as fabric composition testing, physical and mechanical tests, fabric chemical testing, how to test appearance, permeability, comfort and flammability, as well as dyeing and colouring tests and key issues in testing textile samples.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors Fabric testing is a valuable resource for designers, technologists, quality inspectors and testing institutes in the textile industry. It is also relevant for academics and students within the textile field.

Designers, technologists, quality inspectors and testing institutes in the textile industry; Academics and students within the textile field

Hardbound, 424 Pages

Published: September 2008

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-297-1


  • Introduction to fabric testing; Sampling and statistical analysis in textile testing; Fabric composition testing; Physical and mechanical testing textiles; Fabric chemical testing; Fabric appearance testing; Fabric permeability testing; Testing for fabric comfort; Dyeing and colouring tests for fabrics; Testing intelligent textiles; Key issues in testing damaged textile samples; Flammability testing of fabrics.


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