Handbook of Yarn Production

Technology, Science and Economics


  • P R Lord, Professor Emeritus, NCSU, USA

Written by one of the world's leading experts, Handbook of yarn production: technology, science and economics is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to textile yarn manufacturing. The book is designed to allow readers to explore the subject in various levels of detail. The first three chapters provide an overview of yarn production, products and key principles. The major part of the book then reviews in detail the production processes for short-staple, long-staple and filament yarns.There are also chapters on quality control and the economics of staple-yarn production.

The final part of the book consists of a series of appendices which provide in-depth analysis of key topics with detailed technical data and worked examples which is an invaluable reference in itself for anyone concerned with the behaviour, performance and economics of a textile mill.

Handbook of yarn production: technology, science and economics is a standard work for both yarn manufacturers and those researching and studying in this important area of the textile industry.
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Textile designers, yarn manufacturers and textile design students


Book information

  • Published: July 2003
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-696-2

Table of Contents

Review of yarn production; Textile products and fiber production; Common principles; Filament yarn production; Carding and prior processes for short-staple fibers; Sliver preparation; Short-staple spinning; Long-staple spinning; Post-spinning processes; Staple systems and modified yarn structures; Quality and quality control; Economics of staple-yarn production.