Woven Textiles

Woven Textiles

Principles, Technologies and Applications

2nd Edition - November 1, 2019

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  • Editor: Kim Gandhi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081024980
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081024973

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Woven Textiles: Principles, Technologies and Applications, Second Edition, is an essential guide to woven textiles. This new edition is updated and expanded to include major new application areas, as well as the latest developments and innovations in terms of fibers, yarns, fabrics, machinery and technology. Sections cover fibers and yarns used for weaving, key preparatory techniques, the fundamentals of weaving technology, the characteristics of woven structures, the use of computer assisted design (CAD) systems, techniques for modelling the structure of woven fabrics, methods for the manufacture of 3D woven structures, and the application of woven textiles in a range of technologies. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, this second edition will be an indispensable guide for all designers, engineers and technicians involved in the design, manufacture and use of woven textiles, as well as for academics and researchers in the field of textiles.

Key Features

  • Provides extensive coverage of woven textiles, including their preparation, manufacture, woven structures and characteristics
  • Presents the latest technical applications of woven textiles, such as transportation, geotextiles, medical applications, sports and leisure, filtration, and composite structures
  • Enables the reader to understand the latest technological advances in the area of woven textiles


Designers, engineers, and technicians involved in the design, manufacture and use of woven textiles and garments; academics and researchers in textiles

Table of Contents

  • Part I Yarns and weaving technology
    1. Types and properties of fibres and yarns used in weaving
    2. Yarn preparation for weaving: winding
    3. Yarn preparation for weaving: warping
    4. Yarn preparation for weaving: sizing
    5. The fundamentals of weaving technology

    Part II Woven structures
    6. Woven structures and their characteristics
    7. Computer aided design (CAD) systems for woven textile design
    8. Modelling the structure of woven fabrics
    9. 3D woven structures and methods of manufacture

    Part III Applications of woven textiles
    10. Woven textiles for automotive interiors and other transportation applications
    11. Woven apparel fabrics
    12. Woven fabrics for geotextiles
    13. Hollow woven fabrics
    14. Woven textiles for medical applications
    15. Woven textiles for sports and leisure
    16. Woven textiles for floor coverings and carpets
    17. Woven textiles for filtration

Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: November 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081024980
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081024973

About the Editor

Kim Gandhi

Dr Kim Gandhi is a Chartered Consultant based in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of The Textile Institute (FTI), the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Textile Association of India (FTA). He has an international reputation for his expertise in weaving technology. Dr. Gandhi currently runs a textile services company in Manchester, and conducts tailor-made courses for industry or institutions, in the areas of weaving, yarn preparation, woven structures / textile design, spinning, fibres, and fabric properties.

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Chartered Consultant, UK

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