ISBN-13: 978 1 84569 247 6
244 pages 234 x 156mm hardback
Edited by A Abbott and M Ellison, Clemson University,
Woodhead Textiles Series No. 77
- discusses the principles, production and properties of
- reviews the application of biomimetics to a range of
- chapters explore recombinant DNA
technologies, spinning of fibres and structure/function relationships in spider
Biomimetic materials are those inspired from nature and implemented into new
fibre and fabric technologies. Biologically inspired textiles explores
the current state of the art in this research arena and examines how biomimetics
are increasingly applied to new textile technologies.
Part one discusses
the principles, production and properties of biomimetics. Chapters include
recombinant DNA technologies and their application for protein production,
spinning of fibres from protein solutions and structure/function relationships
in spider silk. The second part of the book provides a review of the application
of biomimetics to a range of textile applications, including the design of
clothing and self cleaning textiles.
Written by a distinguished team of
international authors, Biologically inspired textiles is a valuable
reference for textile technologists, fibre scientists, textile manufacturers and
others in academia.