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Advances in Knitting Technology. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles - Product Image

Advances in Knitting Technology. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

  • Published: February 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 346 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Knitted textiles and apparel represent approximately one third of the global textile market. This book provides an updated reference to Knitting technology, with specific focus on the developments in knitted fabric production and textile applications.

The first set of chapters begin with a brief review of the fundamental principles of knitting, including the types and suitability of yarns for knitting as well as the properties achieved through knitted fabrics. The second part of the book examines the major advances in knitting, such as intelligent yarn delivery systems in weft knitting, knitted fabric composites and advances in circular knitting. The concluding section of the book presents a selection of case studies where advanced knitted products are used. Topics range from knitted structures for moisture management to weft knitted structures for sound absorption.

With its distinguished editor and array of international contributors, Advances in knitting technology is an important text for designers, engineers and technicians involved in the manufacture and use of knitted textiles and garments. It will also be relevant for academics and students.

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Part 1 Introduction: Fundamentals of knitting: Types and suitability of yarns for knitting
The physical properties of weft knitted structures
Modelling of knitting. Part 2 Advances in knitting: Intelligent yarn delivery systems in weft knitting
Advances in warp knitted fabric production
Weft knitted structures for industrial applications
Advances in circular knitting
Knitted fabric composites
Quality control in the knitting process and common knitting faults. Part 3 Case studies: Advanced knitted products: Women's apparel: Knitted underwear
Knitted structures for sound absorption
Weft knitted structures for moisture management.

Au, K F
Dr Kin-Fan Au is an Associate Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a Fellow of The Textile Institute, a senior member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers (USA) and a member of the British Institute of Management (UK). Dr Au has provided consultancy services to the textile industry on projects related to knitting defects and production problems.

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