Textiles in Automotive Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781855734937, 9781855738973

Textiles in Automotive Engineering

1st Edition

Authors: W Fung J M Hardcastle
eBook ISBN: 9781855738973
Hardcover ISBN: 9781855734937
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 28th November 2000
Page Count: 384
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Table of Contents

Interior design; Fabric structures and production methods; Yarn and fabric processing; Quality assurance and testing; Product engineering - interior trim; Other textile applications; Automotive textiles and the environment; Textiles in other forms of transportation; Future development and outlook.


This book presents a comprehensive treatment of both functional and decorative textiles used in the automotive industry including seat covers, headliners, airbags, seat belts and tyres. Written in a clear, concise style it explains material properties and the way in which they influence manufacturing processes as well as providing practical production details.

The subject treatment cuts across the disciplines of textile chemistry, fabric and plastics technology and production engineering. Environmental effects and recycling are also covered. It is aimed at the design and process engineer in industry as well as researchers in universities and colleges. Quality engineers will also benefit from the book's sections on identifying problems and material limitations.


Design and process engineers in industry


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About the Authors

W Fung Author

Walter Fung has worked in the textiles industry since 1965 when he joined Courtaulds Research Division. He was a technical specialist in dyeing, finishing, coating and lamination of fabrics and was involved in research, development and technical services for both sales and production. In 1989 he transferred to Courtaulds Textiles Automotive Products, now Collins and Aikman Automotive Fabrics Ltd.

Affiliations and Expertise

Collins and Aikman Automotive Fabrics, UK

J M Hardcastle Author

Mike Hardcastle is a Fellow of theTextile Instsitute and an Honorary Ma of Huddersfield University. He has over 40 years' experience in textile technology, design, development and sales with more than 15 years' experience in automotive textiles with courtaulds Textiles where he has held posts of design and product development director in relation to automotive textile trim products.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, UK