Trends in Japanese Textile Technology

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DIANE Publishing, 2000 - 112 pages
Describes the strategies & technologies that have propelled Japan to the forefront of apparel textile innovation. Practically every facet of the industry is covered -- from technological advances in fiber & yarn manufacturing, fabric making, apparel design & production, & the development of related equipment to the economics of offshore production & the role of government. Presents an overview of the business environment & a perspective on the potential impact of offshore moves on the future; & attempts to predict the focus of research on the future & the effects of an increasingly cost-conscious domestic consumer & overseas manufacturing operations. Tables, diagrams & photos.

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Page 10 - MITI Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Japan) NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization NGO nongovernmental organization...
Page 81 - Proceedings of the Japan-Australia Joint Symposium on Objective Specification of Fabric Quality, Mechanical Properties and Performance, Kyoto, Japan, May, 1982, pp.31-59. 8. Kawabata, S., “Nonlinear Mechanics of Woven and Knitted Materials”, Chapter 3 in Textile Structural Composites, edited by Chou, TW, and Ko, FK, 1989, pp.
Page 10 - Association of South East Asian Nations: Brunei. Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
Page 56 - The cross-section geometry of a conjugate-spun filament mirrors the shape, size, and relative position of the small orifices from which the various polymer streams emerge immediately prior to their coalescence. The range of numerical values these variables can take, not to mention the diversity of polymer compositions, opens the door to a practically unlimited number of combinations and thus products (figs.
Page 60 - The industry envisioned an automated system that would produce jackets, slacks, skirts, dresses, sportswear, and sleepwear. the challenge was to apply robotics to the manufacture of sophisticated sewn articles using diverse flexible materials. By the time the project concluded in 1990, essentially all process elements had been demonstrated in the production of tailored women's jackets of woven and knit cloths, patterned and dyed in solid colors.
Page 55 - The growth of the specialty fiber business prompted producers to increase the flexibility of their facilities. Streams of homopolyester coming from continuous polymerizers are now split into substreams, each modified by injecting additives, such as pigments, lubricants, and...
Page 55 - As a result of the project, producers now can use either a pressurized compartment or a compressed air circulation arrangement to sequentially draw and false-twist texture polyesters at wind-up speeds exceeding 2,000 m per...
Page 55 - Circular airflow delivered perpendicularly to the spinning direction quenches the bundles of filaments, which may range from 0.8 to 8 deniers. Winding takes place at speeds anywhere from 3,000 to 8,000 m per minute.
Page 31 - A film whose optical thickness is one-quarter of the wave-length of green light and whose refractive index is equal to the square root of that of the glass...
Page 56 - ... targeted end use. The first, heat setting after bleaching and dyeing, does not alter the macrostructure of the filaments. It only stabilizes the dimensions of the fabric, which has the attributes brought about by the additive used in one of the two polymer phases (Part 2, Sec.

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