Inorganic and Composite Fibers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081022283

Inorganic and Composite Fibers

1st Edition

Production, Properties, and Applications

Authors: Boris Mahltig Yordan Kyosev
Paperback ISBN: 9780081022283
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I: Carbon-based Fibers
2. Carbon fibers
3. Preox fibers
4. Carbon nanotubes
5. Graphene
6. Siliconcarbid fibers

Part II: Metaloxid-based fibers
7. Glass fibers
8. Mineral and ceramic fibers
9. Basalt fibers

Part III: Metal-based fibers
10. Metal fibers-steel and copper
11. Metal coated fibers-silver and gold
12. Nitinol

Part IV: Composite fibers
13. Cellulosic-based composite fibers
14. Electrospun composites

Part V: Structural Health Monitoring of processes related to composite manufacturing
20. Weaving Process
21. Stamping Process Supervision
22. Infusion Process Supervision


Inorganic fibers have intensively developed over the last few decades and their production and areas of application have extended significantly. Inorganic and Hybrid Fibers provides a comprehensive review on the development, production and application of modern inorganic and composite fibers. Particular emphasis is placed on current production processes and parameters, finishing and functionalization methods for improving their properties as well as problems with testing of fibers.

Types of fibers covered include: carbon, glass and basalt fibers, metal fibers such as copper and steel, as well as fibers coated with silver or gold, and nitinol. In addition to pure inorganic fibers the book also looks at organic fibers with a high level of inorganic content, such as cellulosic fibers with a high content of silica.

Including contributions from leading experts from universities, research institutes, and producing companies, this book assists materials scientists and engineers in the composites, automotive, textile and medical industries to more efficiently and effectively select fibers for a range of different applications areas. Each chapter contains information on the fundamentals and chemical structure of each fiber type, the production process, properties, finishing, coating and functionalization. Guidance is also provided for testing and quality control, producers and market availability, and future trends.

Key Features

  • A thorough introduction to inorganic fibers such as carbon fiber and nanotubes, graphene, glass fibers, and many more, including the fundamentals of production, processing and finishing of each fiber type
  • Includes coverage of a range of application areas of inorganic fibers to assist in product development
  • Keeps researchers up to date by providing information on the latest developments in this field, supporting further research


Academic researchers and Industrial professionals involved in the development of new products using fibers/fiber reinforcement. Masters and PhD students on materials sciences, composites, textiles and biomaterials courses


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About the Authors

Boris Mahltig Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Hochschule Niederrhein, Department of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Monchengladbach, Germany

Yordan Kyosev Author

Dr Yordan Kyosev is Professor of textile materials, textile technology and quality management at the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He has extensive expertise in both braiding technology and mathematical modelling of braided products, and is the author of numerous publications on braiding and the 2014 title Braiding Technology for Textiles. He is also the main developer of the leading braiding CAD software, Texmind Braider.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Textile Materials, Textile Technology and Quality Management, Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany