ISBN-13: 978 1 84569 207 0
428 pages 234 x
Edited by S C O Ugbolue, University of Massachusetts,
Woodhead Textiles Series No. 82
- reviews the most important polyolefins including
polyethylene and polyproplene, their structural and chemical properties as well
as production methods
- examines methods to improve the
functionality of polyolefin fibres including production methods and quality
Polyolefins are one of the most widely used commercial polymers.
This book reviews the most important polyolefins, including polyethylene and
polypropylene. These versatile fibres are durable, chemically resistant,
lightweight, economical and functional. Polyolefin fibres: industrial and
medical applications provides a comprehensive review of the structure and
properties of this group of fibres, together with methods to improve the
functionality of polyolefins and their range of applications.
set of chapters discusses the different types of polyolefins, their structural
and chemical properties as well as their production methods. The second group of
chapters examines how to improve the functionality of polyolefin fibres. A final
group of chapters addresses how polyolefins can be incorporated into specific
applications such as industrial, medical and automotive products.
Written by a distinguished team of international contributors,
Polyolefin fibres: industrial and medical applications is a
quintessential reference for textile technologists, fibre scientists, yarn and
fabric manufacturers and also those in academia.