Description

Traditionally used in apparel and interior fabrics, woven textiles are increasingly being employed in a variety of technical applications. Woven textiles: Principles, developments and applications provides an essential overview of the manufacture, structure and application of these important textiles.

Beginning with an introduction to the fibres and yarns used in weaving, part one goes on to explore 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 of the application of woven textiles to a wide range of technologies. The use of woven textiles in automotive interiors and other transport applications is discussed, along with woven apparel fabrics, geotextiles, hollow woven fabrics and woven textiles for medical applications.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Woven textiles: Principles, developments and applications is an indispensable guide for all designers, engineers and technicians involved in the design, manufacture and use of woven textiles. It also provides a useful overview of woven textile processing and applications for academics and students.

Key Features

  • Provides an essential overview of the manufacture, structure and application of woven textiles
  • Explores key preparatory techniques and the fundamentals of weaving technology and discusses the characteristics of woven structures
  • Covers the use of computer-assisted design (CAD) systems and methods for the manufacture of 3D woven structures, among other topics

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Contributor contact details

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Part I: Yarns and weaving technology

Chapter 1: Types and properties of fibres and yarns used in weaving

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Types of natural and regenerated fibres

1.3 Types of synthetic fibres

1.4 Key fibre properties and how they are measured

1.5 Comparing fibre properties

1.6 New types of fibre

1.7 Yarns and their properties

1.8 Types of yarn for spinning

1.9 Short staple spinning yarns

1.10 Long staple spinning yarns

1.11 Physical properties of woven fabrics

1.12 Mechanical properties of woven fabrics

1.13 Effects of fibre and yarn properties on the use and application of woven fabrics

1.14 Effects of fibre and yarn properties on woven textiles: apparel and sports textiles

1.15 Future trends

1.16 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 2: Yarn preparation for weaving: winding

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction to yarn preparation

2.2 The winding process

2.3 Types of winding machines

2.4 Terminology commonly used in the winding process

2.5 Cone types and build

2.6 Manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic winding machines

2.7 Hazards from knots during weaving and knitting processes

2.8 Yarn splicing for knot-free yarns

2.9 Applications of splicing techniques

Chapter 3: Yarn preparation for weaving: warping

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Direct warping

3.3 Indirect/sectional warping

3.4 Warping creels

3.5 Tensioning units of creels

3.6 Thread stop motion

3.7 Single-end warping machines

Chapter 4: Yarn preparation for weaving: sizing

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Characteristics of a good sized yarn

4.3 Size mixtures: composi

Details

No. of pages:
488
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781845699307
Electronic ISBN:
9780857095589

About the editor

K Gandhi

Dr Kim Gandhi is a Fellow of The Textile Institute, the Royal Society of Arts and the Textile Association of India. He has an international reputation for his expertise in weaving technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, UK

Reviews

An indispensable guide for all designers, engineers and technicians involved in the design, manufacture and use of woven textiles., Melliand International