High performance textiles represent one of the most dynamic sectors of the international textile and clothing industry. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this book provides an important overview of key developments in the field. Chapters cover the use of high performance textiles in such areas as protective clothing, heat and fire protection, medicine, civil engineering and the energy sector.
Reviews various approaches to modelling the geometry, structure and mechanical and physical properties of advanced textile materials
Evaluates novel surface treatments involving plasma and laser technologies for a range of high performance textiles
Focuses on textiles for specific purposes, with chapters devoted to textiles for heat and fire protection, wound care, industrial filtration, geotextiles, civil engineering and sustainable energy applications