Characterization of Polymers and Fibers

Characterization of Polymers and Fibers

1st Edition - September 19, 2021

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  • Authors: Mukesh Singh, Annika Singh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128242391
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239865

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Characterization of Polymers and Fibres addresses an integral part of fiber and polymer manufacturing processes that is crucial in helping manufacturers ensure that final products achieve intended specifications. The characterization of fiber and polymers is needed for attributes including molecular weight, morphology, dyeing behavior, tensile, optical and thermal behavior. This book covers a wide range of characterization techniques, including thermal, X-ray diffraction, solubility, tensile, optical, hygroscopic and particle size distribution. Introductions and definitions are provided where beneficial to make topics accessible to a broad range of readers in both academia and industry. Addressing advances from the fields of bioscience, polymer science, material science, and textile science, this book is wide in scope, drawing on the latest research to provide details of characterization techniques and equipment.

Key Features

  • Provides a thorough description of the material quality control process, including the latest industry practice
  • Presents material characterization at all levels, from the atomic level to surface structure
  • Covers technical advice on natural fiber characterization methods, including XRD, XPS, TGA, SEM, TEM, AFM, Contact angle, Particle size analysis, FTIR, and NMR


Students and researchers interested in polymers, fibres, and textiles. R&D engineers and materials scientists in industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Polymers
    2. Fibre Extrusion by Melt Spinning
    3. Spin Finish for Natural and Synthetic Fibres
    4. Solution Spinning: Dry spinning
    5. Regenerated Fibres
    6. Fibre Characterization
    7. Fibre Drawing and Crystallization
    8. Polymer and Fibre Characterization by X-Ray diffraction
    9. Annealing (Heat setting) of fibres
    10. Overall Orientation of Textile Fibres Sonic Modulus and Birefringence
    11. Texturing of Textile Fibres and Yarns
    12. Tow-to Top Conversion of Textile Filaments
    13. Thermal Characterization of Materials by Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
    14. Thermal Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Fibres by Thermogravemetric Analyser (TGA)
    15. Dynamic Modulus Analysis
    16. Bicomponent Fibres
    17. FTIR Analysis of Natural and Synthetic Fibres
    18. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Natural and Synthetic Fibres
    19. Particle Size Analysis
    20. Contact Angle and Surface Wettability Measurement
    21. Scanning Electron Microscope
    22. Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)
    23. Transmission Electron Microscope
    24. Atomic Force Microscopy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: September 19, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128242391
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239865

About the Authors

Mukesh Singh

Mukesh Kumar Singh is Professor of Textile Technology at the Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute Kanpur, affiliated to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow India. Before joining academia in 1999, he worked at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi as Project Associate for the spinning industry. He has authored a previous Woodhead book titled Industrial Practices in Weaving Preparatory and has contributed chapters on related topics including cosmetotextiles and photovoltaic textiles in other books, as well as editing one other book. He teaches the subjects structure and properties of fibres, and characterization of materials since 1999 at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. His research experience is focused on polymer characterization and conversion of polymer to fibres.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Textile Technology, Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute, Kanpur, India

Annika Singh

Annika Singh is Assistant Professor of Bio-technology at the CSJMU, Kanpur, and was previously a Researcher at IIT Delhi, and Indian Institute of Pulse Researches, Kanpur. Her research experience is focused on biopolymer characterization.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Bio-technology, CSJMU, Kanpur, India

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