Protective Textiles from Natural Resources provides systematic coverage of the fundamentals, production methods, processing techniques, characterization techniques, properties and applications of natural textile products for protective purposes.
The subject of this book is an important kind of technical textile designed to protect the wearer from injuries, illness and death. They offer enhanced protection against phenomena including heat, cold, flame, chemical, biological, nuclear agents, radiation, disaster and even ballistics. As no single type of clothing can be adequate for all kinds of protection, extensive research is carried out to develop protective clothing for specialized civilian and military applications. The latest research on the use of natural fibres in PPE is also covered, which could make a significant contribution to the fight against the spread of COVID-19. This comprehensive guide explores a wide variety of themes from material processing and design to finished products, through protection against specific hazards to specific applications, including all significant new developments on natural materials for protective textiles.
- Explains the latest technologies related to fibre extraction from natural sources, chemical treatments, weave constructions, fabric finishes and coatings.
- Includes the latest research on natural fibers in personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect wearers from bacterial and viral contamination.
- Explains the state of the art in testing methods and standards for protective clothing.
Part 1: Protective textile materials 1. An introduction to protective textiles 2. Protective medical textiles for patients and health professionals 3. Nanomaterial-based smart and sustainable protective textiles 4. Protective textiles from the past and for the modern age 5. The concept of biomimetics in the development of protective textiles 6. The limitations of natural resources in the use of medical and protective textiles
Part 2: Microbial (viruses, bacteria and fungi) protective textiles 7. Microbial (viruses, bacteria and fungi) protective personal clothing 8. COVID-19 protective textiles for breathable face masks 9. Advances on virucidal textile coatings
Part 3: Protection against different agencies and applications 10. High-performance thermal and cold protective clothing 11. Protective smart textiles for sportswear 12. Waterproof breathable fabrics and suits 13. Breathable and adaptive thermo-responsive personal protective clothing 14. Ultraviolet-blocking protective textiles 15. Natural fibre-based protective textiles for noise reduction applications 16. Protective textiles from natural resources for electromagnetic shielding 17. Fibre-based wearable electronic technology for personal protective clothing 18. Nuclear and radiological protective clothing 19. Spacesuits for protection and thermal comfort 20. Protective clothing for firefighters and rescue workers 21. Chemical and biological protective textiles 22. Protective textiles in defence and ballistic protective clothing 23. Protective clothing for civilian and specialist industrial workers
Part 4: Test and management of protective textiles 24. Processing techniques and test methods of protective textiles 25. Care, maintenance and disposability of medical and protective textile products 26. Safety, health and environmental aspects of protective textiles
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