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The scope of textile fibres.
Cellulosic fibres.
Protein fibres.
Regenerated fibres.
Synthetic fibres.
High-performance fibres.
Other specialty fibres.
Enhancement of fibre performance by surface modification.
Fibre blends in textile fabrics. Discussing the chemistry of textile fibres aimed at A level students and first year undergraduates, this title explains the characteristics required for polymers to be fibre-forming, the general physical properties needed from textile fibres, and the chemistry of important natural and synthetic fibres.