Engineering Apparel Fabrics and Garments

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Elsevier, May 30, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages
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As consumer demands for specific attributes in their textiles increase and global competition intensifies, it is important that the industry finds ways of engineering certain performance requirements into textiles and apparel. This book reviews how fabrics and garments can be engineered to meet technical performance and other characteristics required for the specific end-use.

Chapters begin with fabric and garment handle and making – up performance, followed by wear appearance issues, such as wrinkling, pilling and bagging. Further chapters include fabric and garment drape, durability related issues, as well as physiological and psychological comfort. Key topics of fire retardancy, waterproofing, breathability and ultraviolet protection are also discussed.

Written by two highly distinguished authors, this is an invaluable book for a wide range of readers in the textile and apparel industries, ranging from textile and garment manufacturers, designers, researchers, developers to buyers.
  • Reviews the engineering of fabrics to meet technical performance requirements for specific end-use
  • Chapters examine various wear appearance issues such as wrinkling, bagging and fabric and garment drape
  • Discusses durability related issues including fire retardancy and waterproofing as well as psychological and physiological fabric comfort
 

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Contents

1 Handle and makingup performance of fabrics and garments
1
2 Wrinkling of fabrics and garments
52
3 Pilling of fabrics and garments
71
4 Bagging of fabrics and garments
87
5 Fabric and garment drape
102
6 Appearance issues in garment processing
131
7 Durability of fabrics and garments
161
8 Physiological comfort of fabrics and garments
201
9 Psychological comfort of fabrics and garments
251
10 Flammability of fabrics and garments
261
11 Waterproofing and breathability of fabrics and garments
283
12 Ultraviolet protection of fabrics and garments
309
13 Laundry performance of fabrics and garments
339
14 Applications of artificial intelligence in fabric and garment engineering
361
Index
383
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About the author (2009)

Professor Jintu Fan was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds in 1989 and is now Professor at the prestigious Institute of Textiles and Clothing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has many publications in the area of clothing science and technology. He has also received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the US Fiber Society.

Professor Lawrance Hunter, Divisional Fellow (Manufacturing and Materials Technology) CSIR and Head of the post-graduate Department of Textile Science of the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, has been involved in textile R&D for almost 40 years and has published many papers at conferences and in journals. He was awarded the Textile Institute Warner Memorial Medal for his outstanding contribution to textile science and technology.

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