Understanding and Improving the Durability of Textiles
- Patricia Annis, University of Georgia, USA
Part one addresses the different factors that affect textile durability, including the influence of fabric construction and fibre type, as well as properties affecting strength and dimensional stability. Colour fastness and the effects of light are discussed, along with methods for testing and improving wrinkle-resistance and textile durability. Part two goes on to explore the durability of particular types of textile including antimicrobial textiles, protective clothing, historic textiles, silk and geotextiles.
With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Understanding and improving the durability of textiles is an indispensable book for textile scientists, technologists, engineers and those designing, testing and manufacturing textiles. It also provides a comprehensive guide to textile durability for researchers and academics of all levels in this sector.
Textile scientists; Technologists; Engineers and those designing and manufacturing textiles; Academics and researchers in the textile field
- Published: September 2012
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-0-85709-087-4