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Handbook of Textile Fibre Structure

Natural, Regenerated, inorganic and Specialist Fibres

Due to their complexity and diversity, understanding the structure of textile fibres is of key importance. This authoritative two-volume collection provides a comprehensive review of the structure of an extensive range of textile fibres.

Volume 2 begins by reviewing natural fibres such as cellulosic, cotton, protein, wool and silk fibres. Part two considers regenerated cellulosic, protein, alginate, chitin and chitosan fibres. The final part of the book discusses inorganic fibres such as glass, carbon and ceramic fibres as well as specialist fibres such as thermally and chemically-resistant fibres, optical and hollow fibres. Chapters review how fibre structure contributes to key mechanical properties. A companion volume reviews the structure of manufactured polymer fibres.

Edited by leading authorities on the subject and with a team of international authors, the two volumes of the Handbook of textile fibre structure is an essential reference for textile technologists, fibre scientists, textile engineers and those in academia.

Textile technologists, fiber scientists, textile engineers and those in academia

Hardbound, 536 Pages

Published: October 2009

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-730-3


  • Part 1 Natural fibres: An introduction to cellulosic fibres; The structure of cotton and other plant fibres; An introduction to protein fibres; The structure and properties of wool and hair fibres; The structure of silk. Part 2 Regenerated natural fibres: The structure of man-made cellulosic fibres; Regenerated protein fibres: A review; The structure of alginate, chitin and chitosan fibres. Part 3 Manufactured non-polymer fibres: The structure and properties of glass fibres; The structure of carbon fibres; Processing, structure and properties of ceramic fibres; Structure and properties of asbestos; Thermally and chemically resistant textile fibres: Structure and properties; Structure, properties and characteristics of optical fibres; Production and applications of hollow fibers.


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