Woven Textiles - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081024973

Woven Textiles

2nd Edition

Principles, Technologies and Applications

Editors: Kim Gandhi
Paperback ISBN: 9780081024973
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st January 2019
Page Count: 580
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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


Woven Textiles: Principles, Technologies and Applications, Second Edition is an essential guide to woven textiles. Traditionally used in apparel and interior fabrics, woven textiles have increasingly been employed in a variety of technical applications. This new edition is updated and expanded to include major new application areas, as well as the latest developments and innovations in terms of fibres, yarns, fabrics, machinery and technology.

The first part of the book introduces fibres and yarns used for weaving, and then explores key preparatory techniques and the fundamentals of weaving technology. The characteristics of woven structures are then discussed in greater depth in part two, alongside investigation into the use of computer assisted design (CAD) systems, techniques for modelling the structure of woven fabrics, and methods for the manufacture of 3D woven structures. Part Three focuses on the application of woven textiles in a wide range of technologies, including in automotive interiors and other transport applications, woven apparel fabrics, geotextiles, hollow woven fabrics, medical applications, sports and leisure, floor coverings and carpets, filtration, and composite structures.

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 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


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About the Editors

Kim Gandhi Editor

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chartered Consultant, UK