The first part of the book discusses the fundamental chemical and physical structure of cotton and its various properties. Advice is offered on measuring and ensuring the quality of cotton fibre. Building on these basics, Part two analyses various means for producing cotton such as genetic modification and organic production. Chapters focus on spinning, knitting and weaving technologies as well as techniques in dyeing. The final section of the book concludes with chapters concerned with practical aspects within the industry such as health and safety issues and recycling methods for used cotton.
Written by an array of international experts within the field, Cotton: science and technology is an essential reference for all those concerned with the manufacture and quality control of cotton.
- Summarises key scientific and technological issues in ensuring cotton quality- Discusses the fundamental chemical and physical structure of cotton- Individual chapters focus on spinning, knitting and weaving technologies
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Hsieh, Y LProfessor You-Lo Hsieh is in the Department of Textiles and Clothing at the renowned University of California, Davis.