Handbook of Technical Textiles

Handbook of Technical Textiles

Volume 2: Technical textile Applications

1st Edition - October 31, 2000

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  • Editors: A. Richard Horrocks, Subhash C. Anand
  • eBook ISBN: 9781855738966

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This major handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the manufacture, processing and applications of high tech textiles for a huge range of applications including: heat and flame protection; waterproof and breathable fabrics; textiles in filtration; geotextiles; medical textiles; textiles in transport engineering and textiles for extreme environments.Handbook of technical textiles is an essential guide for textile yarn and fibre manufacturers; producers of woven, knitted and non-woven fabrics; textile finishers; designers and specifiers of textiles for new or novel applications as well as lecturers and graduate students on university textile courses.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive handbook for all aspects of technical textiles
  • Detailed coverage of processes, fabric structure and applications
  • Contributions from recognised experts world-wide


Textile yarn and fiber manufacturers, producers of woven, knitted and non-woven fabrics, textile finishers, designers and specifiers of textiles for new or novel applications, lecturers and graduate students on university textile courses

Table of Contents

  • Technical textiles market - an overview; Technical fibres; Technical yarns; Technical fabric structures – 1; Woven fabrics; Technical fabric structures – 2; Knitted fabrics; Technical fabric structures – 3; Nonwoven fabrics; The finishing of technical textiles; Coating technical textiles; Coloration of technical textiles; Heat and flame protection; Textile-reinforced composite materials; Waterproof breathable fabrics; Textiles in filtration; Textiles in civil engineering – 1; Geotextiles; Textiles in civil engineering – 2; Natural fibre geotextiles; Medical textiles; Textiles in defence; Textiles for survival; Textiles in transportation; Textiles and the environment.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 576
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2000
  • Published: October 31, 2000
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781855738966

About the Editors

A. Richard Horrocks

Dr Richard Horrocks is Research Professor in Textiles at the Centre for Materials Research and Innovation, The University of Bolton.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bolton, UK

Subhash C. Anand

Professor Subhash C. Anand MBE is Professor of Technical Textiles at the University of Bolton, UK. He has published over 200 textile research papers and holds six patents in technical textiles. He was awarded Member of Order of British Empire (MBE) for services to higher education and textile industry in 2008.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bolton, UK

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