Description

Nonwovens have been one of the fastest growing and most exciting sectors of the textiles market. Such fabrics have a broad spectrum of end uses, ranging from medical products to interior textiles. This book focuses on the variety of technical nonwoven applications available.

Opening chapters in part one briefly discuss the fundamental principles of nonwoven fabrics, topics such as the formation of nonwovens and the influence of fibre and fabric properties on nonwoven performance are covered. Part two provides valuable examples of how nonwoven materials can be used in a variety of textile products for apparel, filtration and personal hygiene.

With a collection of international contributors, this book is an important reference for professionals involved in the production, technology and use of nonwoven materials, extending from industries such as the medical textile industry to the apparel sector. It will also be suitable for researchers in academia with an interest in nonwoven fabrics.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the variety of technical nonwoven applications available and provides a comprehensive overview of current developments and likely future trends
  • Reviews the formulation of various types of nonwovens and examines the influence of fibre and fabric properties on nonwoven performance
  • Provides a broad overview of nonwoven applications in a variety of different areas from apparel to automotive interiors

Readership

Professionals involved in the production, technology and use of nonwoven materials, extending from industries such as the medical textile industry to the apparel sector; researchers in academia with an interest in nonwoven fabrics

Table of Contents

Part 1 Fundamental principles of nonwovens: The formation of dry, wet, spun-laid and other types of nonwovens; The influence of fibre and fabric properties on nonwoven performance; Biodegradable materials for nonwovens. Part 2 Nonwoven applications: Flame retardant nonwovens; Nonwoven personal hygiene materials and products; Nonwovens for consumer and industrial wipes; Nonwovens in specialist and consumer apparel; Nonwoven textiles for residential and commercial interiors; The use of nonwovens as filtration materials; Nonwoven textiles in automotive interiors.

Details

No. of pages:
224
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845699741
Print ISBN:
9781845694371

About the editor

R Chapman

Roger Chapman is a Technical Consultant based in Warwickshire. His background is in innovation in fibres and fabrics, especially for technical textiles. Prior to setting up his own company he was R&D Manager at Courtaulds. He is a chartered textile technologist with degrees in physics and business administration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, UK

Reviews

…an important reference for professionals involved in the production, technology and use of nonwoven materials, extending from industries such as the medical textile industry to the apparel sector, Textile Month