Handbook of Textile Fibres: Natural Fibres
The manufacture of textiles is one of the oldest and most important industries of all. Its raw materials are fibres, and the study of textiles therefore begins with an understanding of the fibres from which modern textiles are made. In this book, an outline is given of the history, production and fundamental properties of important textile fibres in use today. The behaviour of each fibre as it affects the nature of its fabric is discussed. The book is in two volumes. Volume I deals with the natural fibres on which we depended for our textiles until comparatively recent times. Volume II is concerned with man-made fibres, including rayons and other natural polymer fibres, and the true synthetic fibres which have made such rapid progress in moderntimes. The book has been written for all concerned with the textile trade who require a background of information on fibres to help them in their work. Every effort has been made to ensure that thetext is accurate and up-to-date. The information on man-made fibres is based on facts supplied by the manufacturers of the fibresthemselves.
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