Table of Contents

Introduction.
Raw materials.
Principles and machinery for yarn production.
Principles and machinery for fabric production.
Processes and machines for knitwear production.
Processes and machines for nonwoven production.
Braiding processes and machines.
Processes and machines for two-dimensional reinforcing fabrics with multiaxial construction.
Processes and machines for textile finishing.
Processes and machines for clothing manufacture.
Technical textiles.
Disposal and recycling of textiles. "Textile Technology" presents a well-written and readable introduction into the field of textile engineering. It is based on an elementary level course focusing on the manufacture (processes and machines) of yarn, fabric, knitwear, nonwovens, braids, reinforcing fabrics, and technical textiles. The book also provides the technicians and engineers in the textile industry with an up-to-date review of processes and equipment for textile manufacturing. The book covers all processing steps for the manufacturing of textiles, describing materials, processes and machines, finishing, making-up, and recycling. To provide a better understanding of the individual textile processes, each chapter ends with an example describing the respective processing steps for a specific textile product. In addition, current and future development trends are discussed.