This is a comprehensive work by industrial and academic specialists proving up-to-date information on the chemistry, physics, process technology, applications and markets for man-made cellulosic fibres. It covers the properties and applications of viscose rayon, cupprammonium rayon and the new solvent-spun fibres as well as considering their relationships with the natural cellulosics such as cotton and the synthetic polymer fibres such as polyester.This overview of the only truly, naturally recyclable fibres and the latest manufacturing techniques that are being developed to produce them will be of interest to professionals in textile production, research and development, manufacturing chemists and textile technologists.The nonwovens and paper industries that use cellulose as a basic ingredient of their products will also find it valuable as will medical textiles producers and geotextiles engineers.
Nonwovens and paper industries, medical textiles producers, and geotextiles engineers
Table of Contents
A brief history of regenerated cellulosic fibres; Industrial cellulose; The viscose process; Lyocell; The cuprammonium processes; Fibres related to cellulose; Other processes; Physical structure and fibre properties; Applications development; Current and future market trends.
Calvin Woodings obtained BSc in Chemistry at Loughborough University on a Courtaulds scholarship before joining their Viscose Research Laboratory in 1966 to develop hollow fibres and their applications. After 28 years in cellulosic fibre research, the last 10 as a Research Fellow, he became the Director responsible for developing industrial markets for lyocell in the newly formed Tencel division. He retired from Courtaulds a month before the Akzo-Nobel takeover that resulted in the formation of Accordis in 1998.
He now runs a consultancy specialising in new market and new product development for the fibre and nonwoven industries.