Protective Textiles from Natural Resources

Protective Textiles from Natural Resources

1st Edition - June 20, 2022

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  • Editor: Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323904773

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Protective Textiles from Natural Resources provides systematic coverage of the fundamentals, production methods, processing techniques, characterization techniques, properties and applications of natural textile products for protective purposes. The subject of this book is an important kind of technical textile designed to protect the wearer from injuries, illness and death. They offer enhanced protection against phenomena including heat, cold, flame, chemical, biological, nuclear agents, radiation, disaster and even ballistics. As no single type of clothing can be adequate for all kinds of protection, extensive research is carried out to develop protective clothing for specialized civilian and military applications. The latest research on the use of natural fibres in PPE is also covered, which could make a significant contribution to the fight against the spread of COVID-19. This comprehensive guide explores a wide variety of themes from material processing and design to finished products, through protection against specific hazards to specific applications, including all significant new developments on natural materials for protective textiles.

Key Features

  • Explains the latest technologies related to fibre extraction from natural sources, chemical treatments, weave constructions, fabric finishes and coatings.
  • Includes the latest research on natural fibers in personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect wearers from bacterial and viral contamination.
  • Explains the state of the art in testing methods and standards for protective clothing.


Academic and industry researchers working in textiles and fibre engineering. Manufacturers of protective clothing products.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Protective textile materials
    1. An introduction to protective textiles
    2. Protective medical textiles for patients and health professionals
    3. Nanomaterial-based smart and sustainable protective textiles
    4. Protective textiles from the past and for the modern age
    5. The concept of biomimetics in the development of protective textiles
    6. The limitations of natural resources in the use of medical and protective textiles

    Part 2: Microbial (viruses, bacteria and fungi) protective textiles
    7. Microbial (viruses, bacteria and fungi) protective personal clothing
    8. COVID-19 protective textiles for breathable face masks
    9. Advances on virucidal textile coatings

    Part 3: Protection against different agencies and applications
    10. High-performance thermal and cold protective clothing
    11. Protective smart textiles for sportswear
    12. Waterproof breathable fabrics and suits
    13. Breathable and adaptive thermo-responsive personal protective clothing
    14. Ultraviolet-blocking protective textiles
    15. Natural fibre-based protective textiles for noise reduction applications
    16. Protective textiles from natural resources for electromagnetic shielding
    17. Fibre-based wearable electronic technology for personal protective clothing
    18. Nuclear and radiological protective clothing
    19. Spacesuits for protection and thermal comfort
    20. Protective clothing for firefighters and rescue workers
    21. Chemical and biological protective textiles
    22. Protective textiles in defence and ballistic protective clothing
    23. Protective clothing for civilian and specialist industrial workers

    Part 4: Test and management of protective textiles
    24. Processing techniques and test methods of protective textiles
    25. Care, maintenance and disposability of medical and protective textile products
    26. Safety, health and environmental aspects of protective textiles

Product details

  • No. of pages: 962
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: June 20, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323904773

About the Editor

Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal

Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal
Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal is a Professor and Chairman in the Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He was a Commonwealth Visiting Scholar at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the United Kingdom during 2003-04, a Visiting Professor at the Hokkaido University in Japan during 2006-07, and a Visiting Scientist at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia during 2009-10. In 2018, he was awarded the UGC Gold Medal of the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) by the President, and in 2020, he won the Dean's Award. Natural Fibres, Biofilms, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites, Cellulose & Derivatives, Superabsorbent Hydrogels, Biomaterials, Smart fibres, Nanomaterials in Textiles, Microbial Cellulose, Textile Modification, Functional Textiles, and Textiles-wet Processing are his research areas. He has over 170 research articles and book chapters, as well as 13 books to his credit as an author, co-author, or editor.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Polymer and Textile Research Laboratory, Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

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