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Advances in Wool Technology

Advances in Wool Technology Book
Author : N A G Johnson,I Russell
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-12-22
ISBN : 1845695461
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Advanced research into wool science and technology is leading to a better understanding of the properties of wool. Wool is increasingly being seen as a high performance fibre, with new modifications and applications. Advances in wool technology presents a comprehensive account of these developments and innovations. Part one includes advances that have occurred in the production and processing of wool. Topics range from the progress in wool spinning, weaving and colouration, to environmental supply chain management and to the role of genetic engineering in improved wool production. Part two reviews new wool products and applications. Chapters include the production of brighter and whiter wool, high performance wool blends and wool for apparel. With its two distinguished editors and array of international contributors, this book is a valuable reference for producers, manufacturers, retailers and all those wishing to improve and understand developments in wool technology. It will also be suitable for researchers in industry or academia. Presents a comprehensive account of recent developments and innovation surrounding the high performance fibre Examines advances in wool production and processing from wool spinning to genetic engineering in improved production Considers environmental supply chain management

Advances in Yarn Spinning Technology

Advances in Yarn Spinning Technology Book
Author : C A Lawrence
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-09-27
ISBN : 0857090216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an invaluable single source of information on the advances in yarn spinning technologies. Advanced spinning systems are described and comparisons are made of the properties of the yarns produced, and resultant finished products, with those from conventional systems. Part one provides an introduction to yarn fibre spinning and structure. Chapters discuss the principles of ring spinning and open-end spinning of yarns. Yarn structure and properties from different spinning techniques and yarn structural requirements for knitted and woven fabrics are also examined. Part two covers advances in particular yarn spinning technologies. Topics range from siro spinning to compact spinning technology and air-jet spinning. Final chapters explore how to minimise fibre damage which occur during spinning and the use of spin finishes for textiles. With its distinguished editor and array of international contributors, Advances in yarn spinning technology is an important text for spinners, yarn manufacturers and fabric producers, as well as researchers, technicians, engineers and technologists in this sector of the textile industry. Documents advances in spinning technologies and presents comparisons between systems Assesses particular textile spinning technologies with specific chapters focusing on siro, compact, rotor, friction and air-jet spinning Reviews measures to minimise fibre damage caused by spinning are investigated with specific relevance to rotor and friction spinning

Advances in Textile Biotechnology

Advances in Textile Biotechnology Book
Author : Artur Cavaco-Paulo,Vincent A. Nierstrasz,Qiang Wang
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2019-07-07
ISBN : 0081027702
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Advances in Textile Biotechnology, Second Edition examines the latest in biotechnology for the fiber and textile industry. This new edition has been fully revised to include the current essential areas of development in the field, covering both natural and synthetic fibers. Chapters cover the latest technology in bioprocessing for bast fiber, PVA, polyester, wool and silk before exploring issues of enzyme stability. Essential areas of application and development are then considered, including biomedical textiles, silk materials for biotechnological applications, bacterial cellulose, the ink jetting of enzymes, and the role of enzymes, wool and silk fibers. Containing groundbreaking research, this book will be essential reading for manufacturers, designers and engineers in the textiles industry, textile and fiber scientists, and academic researchers and postgraduate students working in the area of textile technology. Provides a thorough overview of current and future focuses of biotechnology in the fiber and textile industry Presents fully revised content, with a new focus on biosynthesis and bioprocessing for novel textile fibers, both synthetic and natural Enables readers to understand and utilize the benefits of biotechnology for the manufacture and production of textiles

Advances in Textile Biotechnology

Advances in Textile Biotechnology Book
Author : V Nierstrasz,A Cavaco-Paulo
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-09-01
ISBN : 0857090232
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Biotechnology has impacted the textiles industry through the development of more efficient and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, as well as enabling the design of improved textile materials. This book will provide a thorough overview of current and future focuses of biotechnology in the fibre and textile industry. Part one of the book opens with a review of technologies involved in textile biotechnology. Chapters explore the design and engineering of novel enzymes for textile applications and developments in processes and equipment for enzymatic textile treatments. Part two investigates the modification of particular fibres through the use of biotechnology. Key topics include the treatment of wool and silk fibres and the enzymatic treatment versus conventional processing of cotton. With expert contributions from leaders in their fields, Advances in textile biotechnology is a comprehensive guide for those in the textile and fibre industry, as well as experts in the biology, chemical and environmental engineering industries. Provides a thorough overview of current and future focuses of biotechnology in the fibre and textile industry Explores production of enzymes, searching for efficient production systems and also documents the advantages and limitations associated with the process Reviews the debate surrounding enzymatic treatment versus conventional processing of cotton along with engineering of plants for improved fibre qualities

Structure and Properties of High Performance Fibers

Structure and Properties of High Performance Fibers Book
Author : Gajanan Bhat
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-08-21
ISBN : 0081005512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Structure and Properties of High-Performance Fibers explores the relationship between the structure and properties of a wide range of high-performance fibers. Part I covers high-performance inorganic fibers, including glasses and ceramics, plus carbon fibers of various types. In Part II, high-performance synthetic polymer fibers are discussed, while Part III reviews those natural fibers that can be used to create advanced textiles. The high-performance properties of these fibers are related to their chemistry and morphology, as well as the ways in which they are synthesized and spun. High-performance fibers form the basis of textile materials with applications in protection, medicine, and composite reinforcement. Fibers are selected for these technical applications due to their advanced physical, mechanical, and chemical properties. Offers up-to-date coverage of new and advanced materials for the fiber and textile industries Reviews structure-property relationships of high-performance inorganic, carbon, synthetic polymer, and natural fibers Includes contributions from an international team of authors edited by an expert in the field Reviews those natural fibers that can be used to create advanced textiles

Physico chemical Aspects of Textile Coloration

Physico chemical Aspects of Textile Coloration Book
Author : Stephen M. Burkinshaw,Andrew Filarowski
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-02-08
ISBN : 1118725697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The production of textile materials comprises a very large and complex global industry that utilises a diverse range of fibre types and creates a variety of textile products. As the great majority of such products are coloured, predominantly using aqueous dyeing processes, the coloration of textiles is a large-scale global business in which complex procedures are used to apply different types of dye to the various types of textile material. The development of such dyeing processes is the result of substantial research activity, undertaken over many decades, into the physico-chemical aspects of dye adsorption and the establishment of ‘dyeing theory’, which seeks to describe the mechanism by which dyes interact with textile fibres. Physico-Chemical Aspects of Textile Coloration provides a comprehensive treatment of the physical chemistry involved in the dyeing of the major types of natural, man-made and synthetic fibres with the principal types of dye. The book covers: fundamental aspects of the physical and chemical structure of both fibres and dyes, together with the structure and properties of water, in relation to dyeing; dyeing as an area of study as well as the terminology employed in dyeing technology and science; contemporary views of intermolecular forces and the nature of the interactions that can occur between dyes and fibres at a molecular level; fundamental principles involved in dyeing theory, as represented by the thermodynamics and kinetics of dye sorption; detailed accounts of the mechanism of dyeing that applies to cotton (and other cellulosic fibres), polyester, polyamide, wool, polyacrylonitrile and silk fibres; non-aqueous dyeing, as represented by the use of air, organic solvents and supercritical CO2 fluid as alternatives to water as application medium. The up-to-date text is supported by a large number of tables, figures and illustrations as well as footnotes and widespread use of references to published work. The book is essential reading for students, teachers, researchers and professionals involved in textile coloration.

Handbook of Natural Fibres

Handbook of Natural Fibres Book
Author : Ryszard M. Kozlowski,Maria Mackiewicz-Talarczyk
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2020-01-28
ISBN : 0128206667
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Handbook of Natural Fibres, Second Edition, Volume One: Types, Properties and Factors Affecting Breeding and Cultivation covers every aspect of natural fibers, their breeding, cultivation, processing and applications. This volume features fundamental discussions of each fiber, covering different stages of breeding and cultivation. Natural fibrous resources, both lignocellulosic and protein ones, are renewable, biodegradable, and nontoxic, making them an important source of sustainable textile solutions. A broad range of natural fibers are covered in this book, including cotton, jute, kenaf, flax, hemp, sisal, ramie, curaua, pineapple, bamboo, coir, sheep wool, and more. Provides detailed instructions for how to carry out the latest scientific methods for identifying natural fibers Explains properties of natural fibers that will be of interest to readers in growth fields like biocomposites and nanofibers Includes a rare overview of emerging natural fibers and their uses, along with sources of further information

Specialist Yarn and Fabric Structures

Specialist Yarn and Fabric Structures Book
Author : R H Gong
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-09-14
ISBN : 0857093932
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Specialist yarn, woven and fabric structures are key elements in the manufacturing process of many different types of textiles with a variety of applications. This book explores a number of different specialist structures, discussing the developments in technology and manufacturing processes that have taken place in recent years. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Specialist yarn, woven and fabric structures is essential reading for all textile researchers, technicians, engineers and technologies, and will also be suitable for academic purposes. Looks at developments that have occurred in the manufacturing of specialist yarn, weave and fabric structures Discusses different types of specialist yarn structures, such as hybrid, fancy and compound yarns Offers insight into multicomponent fabric structures such as 3D nonwovens, flocked, knotted and jacquard woven fabrics

The Coloration of Wool and Other Keratin Fibres

The Coloration of Wool and Other Keratin Fibres Book
Author : David M. Lewis,John A. Rippon
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-05-20
ISBN : 1118625099
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Keratin fibres, particularly wool fibres, constitute animportant natural raw material in textiles due to their comfort andthermal proprieties. Wool coloration demands an understanding ofthe complex nature of the interplay between wool fibre chemistry,morphology and the coloration processes. The Coloration of Wool and other Keratin Fibres is acomprehensive treatment, written by leading international experts,of the chemistry and chemical processes involved in wool dyeing,printing, preparation and finishing. The book covers: the chemical and physical structure of wool keratin fibres,detailing their complex heterogeneity and the subtle links betweenfibre structure and dyeability the coloration of fabrics containing wool, including a varietyof wool blends such as wool/silk, wool/polyester and wool/cotton,and luxury keratin fibres such as mohair, cashmere and camel the chemistry of the various types of dyes utilised in wooldyeing and in-depth discussions on the physical properties tooptimise these processes practical application of dyes to wool in all its forms, loosestock, combed tops, yarns and piece goods, is covered in thechapter on wool dyeing machinery two chapters, one on bleaching and whitening and one on dyeinghuman hair, provide a valuable extension to the topic of cosmeticchemistry The Coloration of Wool and other Keratin Fibres isessential reading for professionals world-wide working in companiesinvolved in the dyeing and printing of wool, wool blends and otherkeratin fibres and also for the producers of dyes and auxiliarydyeing agents. It is a valuable resource for teachers and studentsof universities and technical institutes, as well as forresearchers who are focusing their investigations on wool, woolblends, human hair or dyes and auxiliaries. Published in partnership with the Society of Dyers andColourists (SDC). Find out more at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/sdc"www.wiley.com/go/sdc/a

The Measurement of Wool Fibre Properties and their Effect on Worsted Processing Performance and Product Quality

The Measurement of Wool Fibre Properties and their Effect on Worsted Processing Performance and Product Quality Book
Author : Anton F. Botha
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-11-26
ISBN : 1000154432
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A critical and comprehensive examination of the origination and application of developments in the textile industry and its products, this book provides one of the only state-of-the-science reviews carried out in recent years. It covers the measurement of wool fiber properties, specifically those of raw wool. It also examines the release and wide acceptance of instrument and test methods for the most important wool fiber characteristics both cost-effectively and rapidly.

Garment Manufacturing Technology

Garment Manufacturing Technology Book
Author : Rajkishore Nayak,Rajiv Padhye
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2015-05-26
ISBN : 1782422390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Garment Manufacturing Technology provides an insiders' look at this multifaceted process, systematically going from design and production to finishing and quality control. As technological improvements are transforming all aspects of garment manufacturing allowing manufacturers to meet the growing demand for greater productivity and flexibility, the text discusses necessary information on product development, production planning, and material selection. Subsequent chapters covers garment design, including computer-aided design (CAD), advances in spreading, cutting and sewing, and new technologies, including alternative joining techniques and seamless garment construction. Garment finishing, quality control, and care-labelling are also presented and explored. Provides an insiders look at garment manufacturing from design and production to finishing and quality control Discusses necessary information on product development, production planning, and material selection Includes discussions of computer-aided design (CAD), advances in spreading, cutting and sewing, and new technologies, including alternative joining techniques and seamless garment construction Explores garment finishing, quality control, and care labelling

Fashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification RFID Technologies

Fashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification  RFID  Technologies Book
Author : Calvin Wong,Z. X. Guo
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-02-16
ISBN : 085709811X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies looks at the application of RFID technologies in such areas as order allocation, garment manufacturing, product tracking, distribution and retail. As supply chains in the textiles and fashion industry become ever more complex and global, and as the shift to mass customization puts more pressure on a rapid and flexible response to customer needs, monitoring and improving supply chain efficiency in the industry becomes crucial. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies offer a unique opportunity to achieve these goals. This book reviews the role of RFID technologies in the textiles and fashion supply chain to improve distribution, process management and product tracking, garment manufacturing, and assembly line operations. It also explores how RFID technologies can improve order allocation in the supply chain, and how these technologies can also be used for intelligent apparel product cross-selling. Its chapters also discuss measuring the impact of RFID technologies in improving the efficiency of the textile supply chain, and modeling the effectiveness of RFID technologies in improving sales performance in fashion retail outlets. Fashion Supply Chain Management Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies is a comprehensive resource for academic researchers, industry managers, and professionals within the fashion industry. Looks at the application of RFID technologies in order allocation, garment manufacturing, product tracking, distribution, and retail Reviews RFID technologies in the textiles and fashion supply chain for improving distribution, process management and product tracking, garment manufacturing, and assembly line operations Focuses on measuring the impact of RFID technologies on efficiency, and modeling the effectiveness of RFID technologies in improving retail outlet sales

Mechanisms of Flat Weaving Technology

Mechanisms of Flat Weaving Technology Book
Author : Valeriy V Choogin,Palitha Bandara,Elena V Chepelyuk
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-07-31
ISBN : 0857097857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To create an effective woven fabric a process engineer must choose the appropriate type of weaving machine and determine the particular parameters of the elastic system of fabric formation to be applied. It is also essential to know the purpose of all the mechanisms of the chosen type of weaving machine. This title provides an important, indispensable reference for both weaving specialists and students. Mechanisms of flat weaving technology introduces the reader to the classification of different types of weaving machines and the basic mechanisms involved, leading to a discussion of the principles and mechanisms of warp release (warp let-off), while also providing a description of the warp shed. The book reviews how the supply of weft is maintained on a weaving machine and describes the different methods of weft insertion used on weaving machines. Woven fabric formation is described alongside the characteristics of fabric take-up from the working area and its winding on the cloth beam. Later chapters describe safety (protective) devices provided on woven machines, and the different types of weaving machine driving and stopping mechanisms are presented. The authors then discuss ways of estimating the optimal parameters of weaving machine settings, whist describing methods for the evaluation of the quality and the quantity of the woven fabric produced. Finally, transportation of raw materials and outputs within the weaving factory are described. The book also includes an in-depth glossary and full bibliography. Provides an introduction to the classification of weaving machines and the mechanisms of warp release, insertion methods and weft supply Considers safety and protection including mechanisms for driving and stopping of weaving machines Discusses ways of estimating optimal parameters and methods for evaluating quality and quantity of production

Computer Technology for Textiles and Apparel

Computer Technology for Textiles and Apparel Book
Author : Jinlian Hu
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-07-14
ISBN : 0857093606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Computer technology has transformed textiles from their design through to their manufacture and has contributed to significant advances in the textile industry. Computer technology for textiles and apparel provides an overview of these innovative developments for a wide range of applications, covering topics including structure and defect analysis, modelling and simulation, and apparel design. The book is divided into three parts. Part one provides a review of different computer-based technologies suitable for textile materials, and includes chapters on computer technology for yarn and fabric structure analysis, defect analysis and measurement. Chapters in part two discuss modelling and simulation principles of fibres, yarns, textiles and garments, while part three concludes with a review of computer-based technologies specific to apparel and apparel design, with themes ranging from 3D body scanning to the teaching of computer-aided design to fashion students. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Computer technology for textiles and apparel is an invaluable tool for a wide range of people involved in the textile industry, from designers and manufacturers to fibre scientists and quality inspectors. Provides an overview of innovative developments in computer technology for a wide range of applications Covers structure and defect analysis, modelling and simulation and apparel design Themes range from 3D body scanning to the teaching of computer-aided design to fashion students

Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology

Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology Book
Author : Jane McCann,David Bryson
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2009-02-27
ISBN : 1845695666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart clothes and wearable technology is a relatively novel and emerging area of interdisciplinary research within the fashion, textile, electronics and related industries. This book provides a comprehensive review of the end-user’s requirements and the technologies and materials available for the design and production of smart clothing. Part one looks at the design of smart clothing and wearable technology including the emergence of wearable computing, end-user requirements, and the design process from fibre selection to product launch. Part two examines the general requirements for merging of a range of textile structures with technology and communications for wearable technologies. Part three reviews the types of production technologies available for the development of smart clothing, including garment construction and fabric joining, and the final part discusses the application of these new technologies in smart clothing products and their presentation to consumers. Smart clothes and wearable technology is a unique and essential reference source for researchers, designers and engineers developing textiles and clothing products in this cross-disciplinary area. It is also beneficial for those in the healthcare industry and academics researching textiles, fashion and design. Examines this emerging area of textile research including a brief history and industry overview Assesses the technologies and materials available for the design and production of smart clothing Summarises requirements for smart textiles from both health and performance perspectives

Braiding Technology for Textiles

Braiding Technology for Textiles Book
Author : Yordan Kyosev
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-11-04
ISBN : 0857099213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Braided fabrics are made by interlacing yarns or strips of fabric. Braiding produces a wide range of structures for technical textile applications from medical sutures to cables for anchoring ships. Written by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, the book reviews the basic principles, design and processes used in braiding. The book also discusses specialised braiding techniques such as spiral braiding and lace technology. Provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of braiding design, processes and machinery Covers the patterning of braided products and the structural and colour design of both flat and tubular braids Reviews maypole braiding machines and mechanics

Simulation in Textile Technology

Simulation in Textile Technology Book
Author : D Veit
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012-06-11
ISBN : 0857097083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The use of mathematical modelling and computer simulation can vastly improve the quality, efficiency and economic success of textile technology. Simulation in textile technology provides a comprehensive review of the key principles, applications and benefits of modelling for textile production. After an introduction to modelling and simulation, Simulation in textile technology goes on to review the principles and applications of the main types of model. The book first discusses neural networks and their applications before going on to explore evolutionary methods and fuzzy logic. It then considers computational fluid dynamics and finite element modelling. The modelling of fibrous structures and yarns are considered in the following chapters, along with wound packages, woven, braided and knitted structures. The book concludes by reviewing the simulation of textile processes and machinery. With its distinguished editor and team of expert contributors, Simulation in textile technology is a valuable reference tool for all those involved in both developing models of textile processes and those applying them to improve process efficiency and product quality. Provides a comprehensive review of the key principles, applications and benefits of modelling for textile production Discusses neural networks and their applications before going on to explore evolutionary methods and fuzzy logic Considers the modelling of fibrous structures and yarns, along with wound packages, woven, braided and knitted structures

Textile and Clothing Design Technology

Textile and Clothing Design Technology Book
Author : Tom Cassidy,Parikshit Goswami
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-11-15
ISBN : 1351652230
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the textile industry, there is a pressing need for people who can facilitate the translation of creative solutions from designers into manufacturing language and data. The design technologist has to understand the elements and principles employed by designers and how these change for various textile media. One must also have a good understanding of the processes, materials and products for which the textile designer is required to produce creative solutions. This book will be for designers wishing to improve their technological knowledge, technologists wishing to understand the design process, and anyone else who seeks to work at this design-technology interface. Key Features: • Provides a comprehensive information about textile production, apparel production and the design aspects of both textile and apparel production. • Fills the traditional gap between design and manufacture changing with advanced technologies. • Includes brief summary of spinning, weaving, chemical processing and garmenting. • Facilitates translation of creative solutions from designers into manufacturing language and data. • Covers set of workshop activities.

Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies

Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies Book
Author : Frankie Ng,Jiu Zhou
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-02-26
ISBN : 0857098705
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jacquard fabrics feature intricately woven designs. Through the use of digital technology, new design concepts, principles and methods for producing jacquard fabrics have been established, facilitating the creation of a range of novel effects. Innovative jacquard textile design using digital technologies is a unique guide to the fundamental design principles, techniques and applications resulting from this important development. Beginning with an introduction to jacquard textile design, the book goes on to give an overview of the development of jacquard fabrics and textile design methods. The principles and methods of digital jacquard textile design are considered, followed by a chapter on structural digital design. Subsequent chapters cover the digital design of colourless and colourful jacquard textiles, and the use of novel simulative effects, shot effects and double-face effects in jacquard textiles. A review of the applications of digitally designed jacquard textiles is then presented before the book concludes with a discussion of current issues and future trends in digital jacquard textile design. With its distinguished authors, Innovative jacquard textile design using digital technologies is an authoritative guide for all those looking to employ this exciting technology in their work, including designers and product developers in the textile, interior and apparel industries, and academics interested in this field. Provides a unique guide to the fundamental design principles, techniques and applications of jacquard textile design Covers structural digital design, digital design of colourless and colourful jacquard textiles, simulative effects, shot effects and double-face effects Includes a comprehensive discussion of current issues and future trends in digital jacquard textile design

Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles

Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles Book
Author : Rajkishore Nayak
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
Release : 2019-10
ISBN : 0081028679
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles combines the latest academic research and industrial practices to shed light on a wide range of activities that influence how the textiles industry affects the natural environment. Pressure from regulators, customers and other stakeholders has pressed companies to translate general sustainability concepts and ideas into business practices. This is leading to improvements in how the industry consumes water, electricity and chemicals, and to a reduction in the amount of waste generated by textile processes. This book groups approaches to these topics under four themes, fiber, yarn and fabric production, chemical processing, garment manufacturing and recycling. Addresses sustainability challenges that occur throughout the supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials, to recycling finished products Provides introductions to sustainability--both in general and within the textiles industry--making this topic accessible for readers of all backgrounds Compares the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to sustainability, helping readers avoid pitfalls when devising their own strategies