Specialist Yarn and Fabric Structures

1st Edition

Developments and Applications

Editors: R H Gong
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845697570
eBook ISBN: 9780857093936
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 14th September 2011
Page Count: 384
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Chapter 1: Compound yarns


1.1 Introduction

1.2 Types of compound yarns

1.3 Production methods for compound yarns

1.4 Applications of compound yarns

1.5 Future trends in compound yarns

Chapter 2: Developments in hybrid yarns


2.1 Introduction

2.2 Types of hybrid yarns and their development

2.3 Basic structures and properties of hybrid yarns

2.4 Production methods for hybrid yarns

2.5 Applications of hybrid yarns

2.6 Future trends in hybrid yarns

2.7 Acknowledgements

Chapter 3: Developments in rope structures and technology


3.1 Introduction

3.2 New fibres

3.3 Laid ropes

3.4 Braided ropes

3.5 Low-twist ropes

3.6 Manufacturing technology

3.7 Terminations

3.8 Uses of ropes

3.9 Conclusions

Chapter 4: Developments in fancy yarns


4.1 Introduction to fancy yarns

4.2 Historical development

4.3 Types of fancy yarns and their development

4.4 Production methods for fancy yarns

4.5 Applications for fancy yarns

4.6 Future trends in fancy yarns

4.7 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 5: Developments in 3D knitted structures


5.1 Introduction to 3D knitted structures

5.2 Multiaxial warp-knitted fabrics

5.3 Space fabrics (or sandwich fabrics)

5.4 Fully-fashioned 3D knitted fabrics (or near-net-shaped knitted fabrics)

Chapter 6: Developments in leno-weave fabrics


6.1 Introduction to leno-weave fabrics

6.2 The structure of leno-weave fabrics

6.3 Fabrics with leno-weave

6.4 The production of leno-weave fabric

6.5 Properties of leno-weave fabrics



Specialist yarn, woven and fabric structures are key elements in the manufacturing process of many different types of textiles with a variety of applications. This book explores a number of different specialist structures, discussing the developments in technology and manufacturing processes that have taken place in recent years.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Specialist yarn, woven and fabric structures is essential reading for all textile researchers, technicians, engineers and technologies, and will also be suitable for academic purposes.

Key Features

  • Looks at developments that have occurred in the manufacturing of specialist yarn, weave and fabric structures
  • Discusses different types of specialist yarn structures, such as hybrid, fancy and compound yarns
  • Offers insight into multicomponent fabric structures such as 3D nonwovens, flocked, knotted and jacquard woven fabrics


Textile researchers, technicians, engineers and technologies, and will also be suitable for academic purposes.


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About the Editors

R H Gong Editor

Hugh Gong graduated from Dong Hua University in Shanghai in 1984 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and gained his doctorate in textile technology from the University of Manchester in 1989. Between 1990 and 1993 he managed the Coats Viyella Marks & Spencer Centre of Excellence on Fabric Properties at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), and was responsible for initiating and managing industrial projects for fabric and clothing manufacturers in the UK. From 1992 until the present time he has been lecturing and researching in yarns and nonwovens technologies in the Department of Textiles at UMIST.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Manchester, UK