High Performance Textiles and Their Applications

Edited by

  • C. Lawrence, University of Leeds, UK.

High performance textiles represent one of the most dynamic sectors of the international textile and clothing industry. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this book provides an important overview of key developments in the field. Chapters cover the use of high performance textiles in such areas as protective clothing, heat and fire protection, medicine, civil engineering and the energy sector.
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This book is aimed at textile technologists, fibre scientists, textile engineers and textile researchers within academia.


Book information

  • Published: July 2014
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-180-6


"...brings together contributions from an international team of authors from both academia and industry. It will be an essential reference work for textile technologists, scientists and researchers."--Asian Technical Textiles,October- November 2014

Table of Contents

High performance textile structures and properties: an overview; Novel surface treatments for high performance textiles; High performance textiles for protective clothing; High performance textiles for heat and fire protection; High performance medical textiles; High performance wound care textiles; High performance geotextiles; High performance fibers and textiles for civil engineering applications; High performance fibre-reinforced composites for sustainable energy applications.