Table of Contents

Part 1 Properties and applications of polyolefin fibres: Types of polyolefin fibres; The structural and chemical properties of polyolefin fibres; The structural mechanics of polyolefin fibrous materials and nanocomposites; Automotive components composed of polyolefins; The use of polyolefins in industrial and medical applications; Advances in polyolefin-based fibers for hygienic and medical applications. Part 2 Improving the functionality of polyolefins: Production methods for polyolefin fibres; Enhancing hygiene/antimicrobial properties of polyolefins; Improving the use of polyolefins in nonwovens; Testing and quality control of polyolefins; Polyolefin nanocomposite fibres and films; Improving the colouration/dyeability of polyolefin fibres.


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About the editor

S C O Ugbolue

Samuel C. O. Ugbolue is a Professor of Polymer Science and Textile Technology with industrial and academic experiences in the UK and Nigeria. He currently teaches in the Department of Materials and Textiles, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA. He has published numerous scientific papers and several book chapters dealing with fibres, yarns, fabrics, and polymeric materials’ behaviour and structure-property relationships. He has also presented numerous academic lectures internationally. He is a Fellow of The Textile Institute, Fellow of the Polymer Institute and member of many professional societies including the AATCC, Materials Research Society, American Chemical Society, ASEE and AIChE.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Massachusetts, USA


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