High Performance Textiles and Their Applications

1st Edition

Editors: C. Lawrence
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845691806
eBook ISBN: 9780857099075
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 5th July 2014
Page Count: 460
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Table of Contents

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  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
  • 1. Modelling structure–property relationships in advanced textile materials

    • Abstract:
    • 1.1 Introduction to textile modelling
    • 1.2 Approaches to modelling geometry, structure, properties and processes
    • 1.3 Experimental models
    • 1.4 Modelling the geometry of fibre, yarn and fabric
    • 1.5 Modelling the structure of textiles
    • 1.6 Modelling the mechanical properties of textiles
    • 1.7 Modelling the physical properties of textiles
    • 1.8 Modelling textile processes: continuous models
    • 1.9 Modelling textile processes: discrete models
    • 1.10 Optimization of performance characteristics: linear and non-linear methods
    • 1.11 Sources of further information and advice
    • 1.12 References
  • 2. Novel surface treatments for high performance textiles

    • Abstract:
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Plasma technologies for textiles
    • 2.3 Plasma treatments for high performance textiles
    • 2.4 Laser technologies for textiles
    • 2.5 Comparing plasma and laser treatments of textile surfaces
    • 2.6 Conclusions
    • 2.7 References
  • 3. High performance textiles for protective clothing

    • Abstract:
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Requirements for protective clothing
    • 3.3 High performance textile fibres
    • 3.4 Conventional and high performance fibre blends for protective clothing
    • 3.5 Cut resistant and energy absorption materials
    • 3.6 Clothing for firefighters
    • 3.7 Chemical protective clothing (CPC)
    • 3.8 Materials to improve thermo-physiological comfort of protective clothing
    • 3.9 References
  • 4. High performance textiles for heat and fire protection

    • Abstract:
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Principles of textile heat and fire p


High performance textiles represent one of the most dynamic sectors of the international textile and clothing industry. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this book provides an important overview of key developments in the field. Chapters cover the use of high performance textiles in such areas as protective clothing, heat and fire protection, medicine, civil engineering and the energy sector.

Key Features

  • Reviews various approaches to modelling the geometry, structure and mechanical and physical properties of advanced textile materials
  • Evaluates novel surface treatments involving plasma and laser technologies for a range of high performance textiles
  • Focuses on textiles for specific purposes, with chapters devoted to textiles for heat and fire protection, wound care, industrial filtration, geotextiles, civil engineering and sustainable energy applications


This book is aimed at textile technologists, fibre scientists, textile engineers and textile researchers within academia.


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"...brings together contributions from an international team of authors from both academia and industry. It will be an essential reference work for textile technologists, scientists and researchers." --Asian Technical Textiles, 2014

About the Editors

C. Lawrence Editor

Carl Lawrence, formerly University of Leeds, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Leeds, UK.