Textiles for Protection. Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

  • ID: 2736382
  • Book
  • 784 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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In today's climate there is an increasing requirement for protective textiles, whether for personal protection, protection against the elements, chemical, nuclear or ballistic attack. This comprehensive book brings together the leading protective textiles experts from around the world. It covers a wide variety of themes from materials and design, through protection against specific hazards, to specific applications. This is the first book of its kind to give a complete coverage of textiles for protection.

- Covers a wide variety of themes from materials and design, through protection against specific hazards, to specific applications- The first book of its kind to give a complete coverage of textiles for protection- Written by leading protective textiles experts from around the world

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Part 1 Materials and design: Overview of protective clothing; Standards for protective textiles; Fashion and function
factors affecting the design and use of protective clothing; Steps in the selection of protective clothing materials; Fibres and fabrics for protective textiles; Technical textiles for protection; Intelligent textiles for protection; Surface treatments for protective textiles; Evaluation of protective clothing systems using manikins; Interactions between protection and thermal comfort; Modelling thermal burn injury protection. Part 2 General protection requirements and applications: Civilian protection and protection of industrial workers from chemicals; Textiles for UV protection; Textiles for protection against cold; Thermal (Heat and fire) protection; Microorganism protection; Textiles for respiratory protection; Electrostatic protection; Ballistic protection; Chemical and biological protection. Part 3 Case studies: Military protection; Fire fighters protective clothing; Protection against knives and other weapons; Flight suits for military aviators; Protection for workers in the oil and gas industry; Motorcyclists.
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Scott, Richard A.Richard A. Scott worked as the Chief Scientist at the Research and Technology Group of the Defence Clothing and Textiles Agency (DCTA) at the MOD for 27 years, concentrating on R&D in combat and specialist protection for future fighting forces. Prior to that he worked for ICI Fibres Ltd. On developments in man-made fibres. In 2003 Dr Scott set up his own consultancy company, RASCOTEX which concentrates on military technical textiles and protective clothing.
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