This book discusses the properties of fibres used in manufacturing technical textiles, highlighting the importance of material selection in terms of cost, end-user requirements and properties. It also discusses the classification of technical textiles, and describes the details of each category, such as the properties, applications, advantages and drawbacks. As such, it is a valuable resource for all those interested in advanced textiles.
Dr. Sheraz Ahmad holds a Ph.D. in Textile Engineering with a focus on textile materials from Université de Haute Alsace, France. Working as an Associate Professor at National Textile University, Chairman Department of Materials & Testing, teaching undergraduate & graduate level classes and doing research on textile fibres, natural fibre-reinforced composites and recycled materials, he has authored over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, three books and 15 conference communications. He is fluent in English and French and experienced in developing course curricula as well as executing field trips, laboratory exercises and other activities beyond traditional lectures.
Dr. Abher Rasheed is an Associate Professor at National Textile University, Pakistan. He is a Textile Engineer. Further, he has completed Masters in Textile Materials and Processes & Masters in Total Quality Management. In addition to that, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Haute Alsace, France, in the domain of SMART textiles. His research areas are E-textiles, clothing manufacturing and quality management. He has filed one international patent, published 19 peer-reviewed journal publications and presented more than 20 conference papers. Further, he has co-edited one book and contributed four book chapters as well.
Dr. Yasir Nawab holds a Ph.D. in Engineering with a focus on technical textiles and composite materials from Université de Nantes, France, doing collaborative research with known composite & textile industries. Working at National Textile University, Pakistan, as an Associate Professor, leading the Textile Composite Materials Research Group & National Center for Composite Materials, teaching undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. level classes and doing research on technical textile structures, finite element analysis and composite materials, he has authored over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 books and 40 conference communications. He has supervised more than 5 Ph.D. and 40 M.S. students. He is a Fellow of the Textile Institute, UK, and member of several professional societies.
Chapter 1 - Introduction.-
Chapter 2 - Fibers for Technical Textiles.-
Chapter 3 - Classification of Technical Textiles.-
Chapter 4 - Fibers for Protective Textiles.-
Chapter 5 - Fibers for Sports Textiles.-
Chapter 6 - Fibers for Automobiles.-
Chapter 7 - Fibers for Geotextiles.-
Chapter 8 - Fibers for Agro Textiles.-
Chapter 9 - Fibers for Medical Textiles.-
Chapter 10 - Fibers for Other Technical Textile applications.