Description

As consumer demands for specific attributes in their textiles increase and global competition intensifies, it is important that the industry finds ways of engineering certain performance requirements into textiles and apparel. This book reviews how fabrics and garments can be engineered to meet technical performance and other characteristics required for the specific end-use.

Chapters begin with fabric and garment handle and making – up performance, followed by wear appearance issues, such as wrinkling, pilling and bagging. Further chapters include fabric and garment drape, durability related issues, as well as physiological and psychological comfort. Key topics of fire retardancy, waterproofing, breathability and ultraviolet protection are also discussed.

Written by two highly distinguished authors, this is an invaluable book for a wide range of readers in the textile and apparel industries, ranging from textile and garment manufacturers, designers, researchers, developers to buyers.

Key Features

  • Reviews the engineering of fabrics to meet technical performance requirements for specific end-use
  • Chapters examine various wear appearance issues such as wrinkling, bagging and fabric and garment drape
  • Discusses durability related issues including fire retardancy and waterproofing as well as psychological and physiological fabric comfort

Readership

Workers in a wide range of roles in the textile and apparel industries, ranging from textile and garment manufacturers, designers, researchers, developers and buyers

Table of Contents

Handle and making-up performance of fabrics and garments; Wrinkling of fabrics and garments; Pilling of fabrics and garments; Bagging of fabrics and garments; Fabric and garment drape; Appearance issues in garment processing; Durability of fabrics and garments; Physiological comfort of fabrics and garments; Psychological comfort of fabrics and garments; Flammability of fabrics and garments; Waterproofing and breathability of fabrics and garments; Ultraviolet protection of fabrics and garments; Laundry performance of fabrics and garments; Application of artificial intelligence in fabric and garment engineering.

Details

No. of pages:
416
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781845696443
Print ISBN:
9781845691349

About the authors

J Fan

Professor Jintu Fan was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds in 1989 and is now Professor at the prestigious Institute of Textiles and Clothing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has many publications in the area of clothing science and technology. He has also received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the US Fiber Society.

L Hunter

Professor Lawrance Hunter, Divisional Fellow (Manufacturing and Materials Technology) CSIR and Head of the post-graduate Department of Textile Science of the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, has been involved in textile R&D for almost 40 years and has published many papers at conferences and in journals. He was awarded the Textile Institute Warner Memorial Medal for his outstanding contribution to textile science and technology.