Engineering of High-Performance Textiles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081012734, 9780081018859

Engineering of High-Performance Textiles

1st Edition

Editors: Menghe Miao John Xin
eBook ISBN: 9780081018859
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081012734
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 12th September 2017
Page Count: 544
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 


2. Fibre selection

3. Specialty/functional/high-performance fibres

4. High performance blends

5. Fabric structure and properties

6. Fibre-to-yarn predictions


7. Fabric types: woven, knitted or nonwoven?

8. Colour fastness

9. Warmth without the weight

10. Moisture absorption and transport

11. Easy-care fabrics 

12. Stretch fit and compression

13. Pilling resistant knitwear

14. Fire retardant fabrics

15. Impact resistant fabrics

16. Camouflage fabrics

17. Insect repellent fabrics

18. Conductive textiles

19. Filtration fabrics

20. Fabrics for reinforcement of engineering composites


Engineering of High-Performance Textiles discusses the fiber-to-fabric engineering of various textile products. Each chapter focuses on practical guidelines and approaches for common issues in textile research and development.

The book discusses high-performance fibers and yarns before presenting the engineering fabrics and architectures needed for particular properties required of high-performance textiles. Properties covered include moisture absorption, pilling resistant knitwear, fire retardant fabrics, camouflage fabrics, insect repellent fabrics, filtration, and many more.

Coordinated by two highly distinguished editors, this book is a practical resource for all those engaged in textile research, development and production, for both traditional and new-generation textile products, and for academics involved in research into textile science and technology.

Key Features

  • Offers a range of perspectives on high-performance textiles from an international team of authors with diverse expertise in academic research, textile development and manufacture
  • Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of the topic from fabric construction, through product development, to the range of current and potential applications that exploit high-performance textile technology
  • Led by two high-profile editors with many years’ experience in engineering high-performance textiles


Professionals engaged in textile product development and production, and academics whose research focuses on textile science and technology


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About the Editors

Menghe Miao Editor

Menghe Miao is currently Principal Scientist in Materials Science and Engineering, at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia. He received his BSc in 1982 from Donghua University and PhD in 1985 from the University of Leeds. He worked up the ranks to become Professor at Donghua University, before moving to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1992. Dr. Miao joined the Wool Research Organization of New Zealand (WRONZ) as a research leader in 1996, and then CSIRO as a principal scientist in 2006.

Affiliations and Expertise

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia

John Xin Editor

John Xin is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Textiles and Clothing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a Charted Colourist of the Society of Dyers and Colourists, UK, and a panel member of the International Editorial Board of Coloration Technology published by the Society of Dyers and Colourists. Prof. Xin's main teaching and research interests include functional and smart textile and garment treatments, new functional material synthesis, nano-encapsulation systems with controllable release, coloration technology, colour science, including colour measurement and quality control, colour communication technology. He has published over 300 book chapters, SCI journal papers, conference proceedings, and patents, and has been invited as keynote speakers and session chairs at numerous international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong