T Hongu, NEDO Working Group for Nano-fiber
Technology Survey, M Takigami, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Japan and
G O Phillips, Phillips Hydrocolloid Research Ltd, UK
ISBN-13: 978 1 85573 601 6
312 pages 234 x
Woodhead Textiles Series No.
This is an essential book for those
concerned with research and development in the fibre science and technology,
industrial design and marketing.
- keep up to date with the advances in
- explores new and exciting developments in fiber
- includes applications of new millennium
Looking forward to the future it is clear that
todayís narrow concept of fiber as a basic element for textiles, ropes and nets
will become an outmoded notion. The emphasis will instead shift to new and
exciting developments in fiber technology and their applications, exploring such
fields as biomimetics, nanotechnology and biodegradability.
millennium fibers describes and identifies the scope of high-tech fibers.
The present status and prospects of the fiber/textile technology are discussed
and the high performance fibers are reviewed from origin to future applications,
including carbon fiber.The themes of the book are summarised with a discussion
on health care and the environment.
As the 21st century progresses
fibers will enter into more novel and unexpected applications. We are
approaching the age of the wearable computer and organic electroluminescence
wearable displays. New potential is open in the fields of car and aerospace
industry, civil engineering, separation membranes using hollow fibers for
artificial organs, biodegradable fiber for ecological conservation and fibers
with biological functions.
New millennium fibers explores the
exciting roles that fibers will play in the future and will be an essential book
for all of those in the textile and fashion industry involved in fiber
development or use.