Table of Contents

Preliminaries; Contents; Preface; List of contributors; 1 Technical textiles market an overview; 2 Technical fibres; 3 Technical yarns; 4 Technical fabric structures 1 Woven fabrics; 5 Technical fabric structures 2 Knitted fabrics; 6 Technical fabric structures 3 Nonwoven fabrics; 7 Finishing of technical textiles; 8 Coating of technical textiles; 9 Coloration of technical textiles; 10 Heat and flame protection; 11 Textile reinforced composite materials; 12 Waterproof breathable fabrics; 13 Textiles in filtration; 14 Textiles in civil engineering Part 1 geotextiles. This major handbook looks at the manufacture, processing and applications of hi-tech textiles for a huge range of applications including: heat and flame protection; waterproof and breathable fabrics; textiles in filtration; geotextiles; medical textiles; textiles in transport engineering and textiles for extreme environments. It is an essential guide for textile yarn and fibre manufacturers; producers of woven, knitted and non-woven fabrics; textile finishers; designers and specifiers of textiles for new or novel applications as well as lecturers and graduate students on university textile cou.