Inorganic and Composite Fibers

Inorganic and Composite Fibers

Production, Properties, and Applications

1st Edition - October 18, 2018

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  • Authors: Boris Mahltig, Yordan Kyosev
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022283
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081022290

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Inorganic and Composite Fibers: Production, Properties, and Applications provides a comprehensive review on the development, production and application of modern inorganic and composite fibers. Particular emphasis is placed on current production processes, parameters and finishing and functionalization methods for improving their properties and the problems associated with the testing of fibers. Fibers covered include carbon, glass and basalt fibers, metal fibers, such as copper and steel, fibers coated with silver or gold, and nitinol. In addition to pure inorganic fibers, the book looks at organic fibers with a high level of inorganic content, such as cellulosic fibers. 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.

Key Features

  • Presents 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, thus supporting further research


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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 343
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: October 18, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081022283
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081022290

About the Authors

Boris Mahltig

Dr Boris Mahltig is an expert in functionalization, finishing and composite fibres, based at the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology, Niederrhein University. He has many years of research and teaching experience in the area of high performance fibers. He has more than 110 publications in textiles.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Yordan Kyosev

Yordan Kyosev is the Head of the Chair of Assembly Technology for Textile Products, and Professor at the Institute of Textile Machinery and High-Performance Material Technology at Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany. He is the main developer of the world’s first CAD braiding software packages TexMind Braider and Texmind Braiding Machine Configurator, and provides regular industrial courses and consulting for braiding ( He was also the main organizer of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Braiding Colloquiums in Möchengladbach (2014, 2016, 2018). His research focuses on advanced modelling and processing methods for high performance textiles, and he is seen as a leading expert in braiding machinery and technology worldwide.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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