Engineering of High-Performance Textiles

Engineering of High-Performance Textiles

1st Edition - September 7, 2017

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  • Editors: Menghe Miao, John Xin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081018859
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081012734

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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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2017
  • Published: September 7, 2017
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081018859
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081012734

About the Editors

Menghe Miao

Dr Menghe Miao is a Principal Research Scientist in materials science and engineering at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne, Australia. With a PhD in textile engineering from The University of Leeds, his research interests and publications embrace many facets of the science and engineering of fibre-based materials, including fibres, yarns and fabrics, production and properties of carbon nanotube yarns, fibre-reinforced composite materials, and textile sensors, actuators and energy storage devices. Dr Miao established the fundamental equations of yarn twisting dynamics, which form the basis of this book. He has published ~180 refereed journal papers, 2 edited books and numerous technical reports for textile and related industries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Manufacturing, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia

John Xin

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

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