Identification of Textile Fibers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845692667, 9781845695651

Identification of Textile Fibers

1st Edition

Editors: M M Houck
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845692667
eBook ISBN: 9781845695651
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 30th January 2009
Page Count: 396
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Textile fiber structure and characteristics: Introduction to textile fiber identification; Ways of identifying textile fibers and materials; Natural animal textile fibers: Structure, characteristics and identification; Synthetic textile fibers: Structure, characteristics and identification; High performance fibers: Structure, characteristics and identification; The use of classification systems and production methods in identifying manufactured textile fibers. Part 2 Methods of fiber identification: Optical microscopy for textile fiber identification; The use of spectroscopy for FP textile fiber identification; Microspectrophotometry for textile fiber colour measurement; Alternative and specialised textile fiber identification tests; Analysis of dyes using chromatography; DNA analysis in the identification of animal fibers in textiles. Part 3 Applications: Identifying plant fibers in textiles: The case of cotton; The forensic identification of textile fibers; Identifying and analysing of textile damage in the textile industry; The role of fibre identification in textile conservation.


Description

Part 1 Textile fiber structure and characteristics: Introduction to textile fiber identification; Ways of identifying textile fibers and materials; Natural animal textile fibers: Structure, characteristics and identification; Synthetic textile fibers: Structure, characteristics and identification; High performance fibers: Structure, characteristics and identification; The use of classification systems and production methods in identifying manufactured textile fibers. Part 2 Methods of fiber identification: Optical microscopy for textile fiber identification; The use of spectroscopy for FP textile fiber identification; Microspectrophotometry for textile fiber colour measurement; Alternative and specialised textile fiber identification tests; Analysis of dyes using chromatography; DNA analysis in the identification of animal fibers in textiles. Part 3 Applications: Identifying plant fibers in textiles: The case of cotton; The forensic identification of textile fibers; Identifying and analysing of textile damage in the textile industry; The role of fibre identification in textile conservation.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive review of the main types of fibre together with their structure, characteristics and identification
  • Assesses methods of fibre identification from optical microscopy to DNA analysis as well as instruments available to identify fibres

Readership

Forensic scientists, police and lawyers who may be involved with the use of textile fibers to provide evidence in criminal cases; Textile designers, technologists and inspectors wishing to assess fiber quality and understand fiber damage


Details

No. of pages:
396
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845695651
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845692667

About the Editors

M M Houck Editor

Max Houck is the Director of the Forensic Science Initiative and Director of Forensic Business Development at West Virginia University. He has published numerous articles and several books in related fields and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Forensic Sciences and the Journal of Forensic Identification.

Affiliations and Expertise

West Virginia University, USA