Polyesters and polyamides remain the most used group of synthetic fibres. This authoritative book reviews methods of their production, ways of improving their functionality and their wide range of applications.
The first part of the book describes raw materials and manufacturing processes, including environmental issues. Part two considers ways of improving the functionality of polyester and polyamide fibres, including blending, weaving, coloration and other finishing techniques as well as new techniques such as nanotechnology. The final part of the book reviews the range of uses of these important fibres, from apparel and sportswear to automotive, medical and civil engineering applications.
With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Polyesters and polyamides is a standard reference for all those using this important group of fibres.
- Reviews the chemical and physical properties of each fibre and their manufacture
- Analyses how the functionality of polyester and polyamides can be improved
- Provides examples of how the fibres are used in applications
Part 1 Polyester and polyamide fundamentals: Polyester resins
Manufacture of polyester fibres
Manufacture of polyamide fibres
Poly (lactic acid) fibres (PLA)
Environmental impact of polyester and polyamide textiles. Part 2 Improving functionality of polyesters and polyamides: Specialty fibres from polyester and polyamides
Property enhancement through blending
Weaving technology for manufacturing high performance fabrics
Advances in coloration of polyester textiles
Flame retardant polyester and polyamide textiles
Advances in functional finishes for polyester and polyamide textiles
The impact of nanotechnology on polyester and polyamides. Part 3 Applications of fibrous polyesters and polyamides: Polyester fibre-apparel applications
Applications of polyesters and polyamides in civil engineering.
Deopura, B L
Professor B. L. Deopura works within the Department of Textile Technology in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology.
Dr R. Alagirusamy is Professor in the Department of Textile Technology at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He has completed his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech, USA. He has authored several chapters in bestsellers in textiles and possesses several research papers published in reputed national and international journals.
Dr M. Josh works within the Department of Textile Technology in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology.
Dr B. Gupta works within the Department of Textile Technology in the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology.