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Handbook of Natural Fibres

Handbook of Natural Fibres

ISBN: 9781782421375
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2012-11-02
Number of pages: 1200
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$679.26

Growing awareness of environmental issues has led to increasing demand for goods produced from natural products, including natural fibres. The two-volume Handbook of natural fibres is an indispensible tool in understanding the diverse properties and applications of these important materials.

Volume one is an essential guide to a wide range of natural fibres, and highlights key techniques for their improvement. Part one reviews key types and fundamental properties of cotton, bast, silk, wool and bioengineered natural textile fibres. Part two goes on to explore the improvement of natural fibre properties and production through breeding and cultivation, beginning with a discussion of fibrous flax and cotton. Improved natural fibre production through the prevention of fungal growth is explored, along with the use of genetic engineering and biotechnology to enhance desirable characteristics in natural fibres.

Volume two focuses on key processing techniques for the improvement and broader application of natural fibres.Provides an essential guide to a wide range of natural fibres and highlights key techniques for their improvementReviews key types and fundamental properties of natural textile fibres, addressing the production, identification and testing of a range of cotton, bast, silk and wool fibresFocuses on key processing techniques for the improvement and broader application of natural fibres

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