Handbook of Textile Fibre Structure - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845697303, 9781845697310

Handbook of Textile Fibre Structure, Volume 2

1st Edition

Natural, Regenerated, inorganic and Specialist Fibres

Editors: Stephen Eichhorn J. W. S. Hearle M Jaffe T Kikutani
eBook ISBN: 9781845697310
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845697303
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 26th October 2009
Page Count: 536
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Natural fibres: An introduction to cellulosic fibres; The structure of cotton and other plant fibres; An introduction to protein fibres; The structure and properties of wool and hair fibres; The structure of silk. Part 2 Regenerated natural fibres: The structure of man-made cellulosic fibres; Regenerated protein fibres: A review; The structure of alginate, chitin and chitosan fibres. Part 3 Manufactured non-polymer fibres: The structure and properties of glass fibres; The structure of carbon fibres; Processing, structure and properties of ceramic fibres; Structure and properties of asbestos; Thermally and chemically resistant textile fibres: Structure and properties; Structure, properties and characteristics of optical fibres; Production and applications of hollow fibers.


Due to their complexity and diversity, understanding the structure of textile fibres is of key importance. This authoritative two-volume collection provides a comprehensive review of the structure of an extensive range of textile fibres.

Volume 2 begins by reviewing natural fibres such as cellulosic, cotton, protein, wool and silk fibres. Part two considers regenerated cellulosic, protein, alginate, chitin and chitosan fibres. The final part of the book discusses inorganic fibres such as glass, carbon and ceramic fibres as well as specialist fibres such as thermally and chemically-resistant fibres, optical and hollow fibres. Chapters review how fibre structure contributes to key mechanical properties. A companion volume reviews the structure of manufactured polymer fibres.

Edited by leading authorities on the subject and with a team of international authors, the two volumes of the Handbook of textile fibre structure is an essential reference for textile technologists, fibre scientists, textile engineers and those in academia.

Key Features

  • Discusses how fibre structure contributes to key mechanical properties
  • Reviews natural fibres such as cellulosic, cotton and silk fibres and considers various regenerated fibres
  • Examines inorganic fibres including glass and carbon as well as specialist fibres such as chemically-resistant and optical fibres


Textile technologists, fiber scientists, textile engineers and those in academia


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About the Editors

Stephen Eichhorn Editor

Dr Stephen Eichhorn is Senior Lecturer in Polymer Physics and Biomaterials in the Materials Science Centre at the University of Manchester. He is a member of the ACS Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division and the Institute of Physics.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Manchester, UK

J. W. S. Hearle Editor

J. W. S. Hearle, M.A., Sc.D., Ph.D., C.Text F.T.I (Hon.), F.Inst.P, is Emeritus Professor of Textile Technology in the University of Manchester, UK.

M Jaffe Editor

Professor Michael Jaffe was with Celanese and Hoechst Celanese Research in the USA before leaving for the Biomedical Engineering Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

T Kikutani Editor

Dr Takeshi Kikutani is a Professor in the Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Polymer Processing Society and The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan