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Understanding Textiles

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ISBN-10: 0131187708

ISBN-13: 9780131187702

Edition: 7th 2009

Authors: Phyllis G. Tortora, Billie J. Collier, Martin J. Bide

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Thisnbsp;book helpsnbsp;readersunderstandhow the components of textiles-fiber, yarn, fabric, dye, and finish-contribute to the performance of products for specific end uses. With a focus on thewhybehind the material, it encourages students to understand and predict textile properties and performance. This edition emphasizes the global environment and offers separate chapters in fiber properties; fabrics and structures; and nonwoven fabrics. Finishes are now separated into two chapters (physical/mechanical finishes and chemical finishes) andTake a Closerlook sections bring an in-depth perspective to select chapter topics.
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Book details

List price: $125.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 600
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, The City University of New York.

Table of Contents
Textile Fibers
Fiber Properties
Natural Cellulosic Fibers
Protein Fibers
Manufactured Cellulosic Fibers
Nylon and Aramid Fibers
Polyester Fibers
Acrylic and Modacrylic Fibers
Olefin Fibers
Elastomeric Fibers
High-Performance and Specialty Fibers
Yarn Structures
Manufacturing Yarns
Fabrics and Related Structures
Woven Fabrics
The Weaves
Knitted Fabrics
Nonwoven Fabrics
Other Fabric Construction Methods
Introduction to Textile Wet Processing
Adding Color to Textiles
Textile Printing and Design
Physical/Mechanical Finishes
Chemical Finishes
The Care of Textile Products
Textiles and the Environment, Health and Safety
Textile Product Development Performance
Summary of Regulatory Legislation Applied to Textiles