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Thermal Analysis of Textiles and Fibers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081005729, 9780081005811

Thermal Analysis of Textiles and Fibers

1st Edition

Editors: Michael Jaffe Joe Menczel
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081005729
eBook ISBN: 9780081005811
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 22nd March 2020
Page Count: 416
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    Michael Jaffe and Joseph D. Menczel
    2. Fiber process - structure - property relationships
    Michael Jaffe, Anthony J. East and Xianhong Feng
    3. Differential scanning calorimetry in fiber research
    Joseph D. Menczel and William S. Kohl
    4. Thermogravimetric analysis
    Joseph D. Menczel
    5. Thermomechanical analysis of fibers
    Joseph D. Menczel and Michael Jaffe
    6. Dynamic mechanical analysis in fiber research
    Joseph D. Menczel
    7. Thermal analysis of natural fibers
    Ye Xue, Wenbing Hu and Xiao Hu
    8. Polyester fibers
    Michel Jaffe, Anthony J. East and Xianhong Feng
    9. Thermal properties of aliphatic polyesters
    Mazeyar Parvinzadeh Gashti, Marlon Bustos, Hicham Alayan, Roya Jamarani and Milan Maric
    10. Poly(ethylene naphthalate) [poly(ethylene-2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate)]
    Joseph D. Menczel
    11. Polyethylene fibers
    Joseph D. Menczel and Tonson Abraham
    12. Polypropylene fibers
    Joseph D. Menczel, A. Menyhard and Tonson Abraham
    13. Thermal analysis of aliphatic nylon fibers
    Lawrence Judovits
    14. Thermal analysis of poly(aryl ether ketone) fibers
    Lawrence Judovits
    15. Surgical sutures
    Joseph D. Menczel
    16. Thermal analysis of poly(vinyl alcohol) fibers
    Zohar Ophir
    17. Polybenzimidazole fiber
    Joseph D. Menczel
    18. Thermal analysis of acrylic and carbon fibers
    Shahram Arbab and Joseph D. Menczel
    19. Thermal analysis of liquid crystalline polymers
    Michael Jaffe, Anthony J. East and Xianhong Feng
    20. Thermal analysis of temperature responsive fibrous materials
    Danmei Sun, Kashif Iqbal and Muhammad Owais Raza Siddiqui
    21. Thermal characterization of fire-protective fabrics
    Sumit Mandal, Sabyasachi Gaan, Martin Camenzind, Simon Annaheim and Rene´ M. Rossi


Thermal Analysis of Textiles and Fibers offers systematic and comprehensive coverage of the subject, from the principles of fiber structure and established TA methods, to advanced TA techniques and their application to high-performance fibers and textiles.

Thermal analysis is a convenient method for assessing fiber and fabric performance as monitored under end-use relevant conditions. Expertise in this field requires knowledge of both TA methods and of fiber behavior, information that is brought together in this new volume.

In recent years, thermal analysis has been applied to a variety of novel and high-performance fibers, such as Kevlar, Vectran, PBI, polyolefins, polypropylene, PAN and PVA, amongst others. TA techniques are also used in fiber identification, characterization and stability testing and may be combined with spectroscopic techniques to yield still more information about fiber properties.

Key Features

  • Includes chapters on novel and high-performance fibers that are used in assembling technical textiles
  • Covers advanced TA methods, such as combined and modulated techniques
  • Brings together focused information on TA for fibers and textiles that is not otherwise available in a single volume


R&D managers in the fiber and textiles industries, academic researchers and postgraduate students in fiber science


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About the Editors

Michael Jaffe

Dr Jaffe is a research professor at NJIT, who has authored more than 70 technical publications, ten book chapters and 15 patents. He is a past member of the National Materials Advisory Board, former chairman of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society and has served on panels of the NSF, DOD, DOE, NASA and NIST.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Joe Menczel

Dr Menczel brings over 30 years of industrial research experience. He holds 6 patents and is the author of more than 60 academic papers

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Technical Director, Alcon Laboratories