Environmental Impact of Textiles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781855735415, 9781855738645

Environmental Impact of Textiles

1st Edition

Production, Processes and Protection

Authors: K Slater
Hardcover ISBN: 9781855735415
eBook ISBN: 9781855738645
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 9th June 2003
Page Count: 240
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Table of Contents

Structure and stability of the ecosystem; The health of our planet; The nature of textiles; Textile fibre production; Yarn production; Fabric production; Fabric treatment processes; Use of textiles; Environmental protection; Effect on textiles of natural exposure; Thermal exposure; Chemical and microbiological attack; Protection of, or by, textiles from environmental damage.


Description

Structure and stability of the ecosystem; The health of our planet; The nature of textiles; Textile fibre production; Yarn production; Fabric production; Fabric treatment processes; Use of textiles; Environmental protection; Effect on textiles of natural exposure; Thermal exposure; Chemical and microbiological attack; Protection of, or by, textiles from environmental damage.

Key Features

  • Examines the effects textile production and use have on the environment, from growing or making fibres to discarding a product after its useful life has ended
  • Looks at how the physical environment is affected by textile production processes, including resource depletion, pollution, energy use and the biological environment
  • Considers the degradation suffered by textile materials within the environment by air pollution, wind, water and other agents

Readership

Regulatory bodies, industry managers, and those concerned with corporate image


Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781855738645
Hardcover ISBN:
9781855735415

About the Authors

K Slater Author

Professor Keith Slater is Adjunct Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph, Canada, with a specialisation in textile science. He has published around 300 scientific papers, 14 books and is a keen writer of plays, novels and short stories. He has also acted in numerous films, radio and TV programmes.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Guelph, Canada