Advanced Characterization and Testing of Textiles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081004531

Advanced Characterization and Testing of Textiles

1st Edition

Editors: Patricia Dolez Olivier Vermeersch Valério Izquierdo
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081004531
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2017
Page Count: 528
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Table of Contents

PART ONE Principles of textile characterization and testing

1. Introduction to Advanced characterization and testing of textiles

Olivier Vermeersch

2. Performance based specifications

Valerio Izquierdo

PART TWO Testing by properties

3. Advanced strength testing of textiles

Dominique C. Adolphe

4. Comfort testing of textiles

Edith Classen

5. Testing thermal properties of textiles

Dominic Tessier

6. Tests for evaluating textile ageing

David Torvi

7. Advanced chemical testing of textiles

Valerio Izquierdo, Yun Shao

8. Toxicity testing of textiles

Hamid Benaddi, Patricia Dolez

9. Testing fabrics for flammability and fire safety

Valerio Izquierdo

PART THREE Testing by applications

10. Specific testing of geotextiles and geosynthetics

Eric Blond, Patricia Dolez

11. Specific testing of protective clothing

Patricia Dolez

12. Specific testing for medical textiles

Martin King

13. Specific testing for smart textiles

Justine Decaens

14. Specific testing for filtration

Nicolas Petillon

15. Specific testing for transportation

Olivier Vermeersch, Francois Robitaille

16. Specific testing for performance sportswear

René Michel Rossi

18. Testing of Hot-water and Steam Protective Performance Properties of Fabrics

Dr. Sumit Mandal, Martin Camenzind, Simon Annaheim, René Michel Rossi


Advanced Characterization and Testing of Textiles explores developments in physical and chemical testing and specific high-performance tests relating to textiles. The book introduces the principles of advanced characterization and testing, including the importance of performance-based specifications in the textiles industry. Chapters are organized by textile properties, providing in-depth coverage of each characteristic. Tests for specific applications are addressed, with the main focus on high-performance and technical textiles. The book introduces the principles of advanced characterization and testing, including the importance of performance-based specifications in the textiles industry. Chapters are organized by textile properties and provide in-depth coverage.

Key Features

  • Focuses on advanced testing methods for technical and high-performance textiles, covering state-of-the-art technology in its field
  • Details specific textile properties and associated testing for each characteristic


R&D managers in the textile industry; postgraduate students and academic researchers in textile science


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About the Editors

Patricia Dolez Editor

Dr. Dolez received her bachelor degree in electrochemistry and electrometallurgy from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in France in 1993, and her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Sherbrooke in Québec, Canada, in 1998. She worked from 2005 to 2011 with the Research Chair in Protective Materials and Equipment for Occupational Safety and Health at the École de technologie supérieure (Montréal, QC, Canada) where she developed applied and fundamental knowledge regarding materials behaviour, especially polymers, elastomers, textiles and composites, when subjected to various types of mechanical and chemical aggressors, as well as aging, with a particular focus of personal protective equipment. During that time, she got interested in the subject of protection against nanoparticles. In particular, she designed a method for measuring the penetration of nanoparticles through textile and polymer protective membranes in conditions simulating occupation use. She currently works at CTT Group (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada). She is especially interested in the application of smart textiles, nanotechnologies, natural fibres and recycled materials in geosynthetics, building materials and protective clothing. Dr. Dolez has authored more than 90 publications, with several dedicated to knowledge transfer to workers and health & safety advisors, and holds four patent and patent disclosures.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, CTT Group, Canada

Olivier Vermeersch Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

VP, Chair, NSERC Industrial Chair on Innovative Technical Textiles, CTT Group, Canada, and co-editor in Chief of The Textile Journal, Canada

Valério Izquierdo Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory Director, CTT Group, Canada