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Handbook of Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081012727, 9780081018866

Handbook of Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres

2nd Edition

Editor: A. R. Bunsell
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081012727
eBook ISBN: 9780081018866
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 4th January 2018
Page Count: 1052
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to the science of fibers
Anthony R. Bunsell
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Units of measure for fibers and their structures
1.3 Fineness and flexibility
1.4 Typical fiber properties
1.5 Statistical nature of fiber properties
1.6 Conclusions
2 Testing and characterization of fibers
Anthony R. Bunsell, Sébastien Joann


Handbook of Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres, Second Edition introduces tensile properties and failure and testing of fibers, also examining tensile properties and the failure of natural fibers, such as cotton, hemp, flax, agave, wool and silk. Next, the book discusses the tensile properties and failure of synthetic fibers, ranging from polyamide, polyester, polyethylene and carbon fibers. Chapters provide a general background of the fiber, including its manufacture, microstructure, factors that affect tensile properties and methods to improve tensile failure. With its distinguished editor and international contributors, this book is an important reference for fiber scientists, textile technologists, engineers and academics.

Key Features

  • Offers up-to-date coverage of new and advanced materials for the fiber and textile industries
  • Reviews structure-property relationships of high-performance natural, synthetic polymer and inorganic fibers
  • Offers a range of perspectives on the tensile properties of fibers from an international team of authors with diverse expertise in academic research and in textile development and manufacture


Academics and professionals engaged in research into textile science and technology, particularly fibre scientists and laboratory technicians in textile testing facilities


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"The Handbook of Properties of Textile and Technical Fibres provides a thorough and authoritative overview of the properties of a wide range of natural and synthetic fibres." --Asian Dyer

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About the Editor

A. R. Bunsell

Dr Anthony Bunsell is Research Professor responsible for studies in the fields of fibre reinforcements and fibre composites at the Materials Centre of the Ecole des Mines de Paris. He is also Professor at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He has authored more than 250 papers in international scientific journals and has produced fifteen books on materials science, composites and fibres. He has received a number of rewards for his research and was the first person to be made life Fellow of the French Association for Composite Materials (AMAC) and is only one of very few recipients of the title World Fellow of the International Committee on Composite Materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Materials Centre, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France