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Biodegradable and Sustainable Fibres
Biodegradable and Sustainable Fibres
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    Code: WP-9781855739161
    Price: £155.00
    Shipping Weight: 8.00 pounds

    ISBN-13: 978 1 85573 916 1

    November 2005

    464 pages  234 x 156mm  hardback 

    Edited by R S Blackburn, University of Leeds, UK

    Woodhead Textiles Series No. 47

     - indispensable new book on this hot topic
     - discusses the major fibre types, inlcuding bast fibres
     - looks at biodegradable and sustainable fibres as an effective way of reducing the harm disposed textiles have on the environment
     - edited by a leading authority in the field with contributions from experts worldwide

    With increasing concerns regarding the effect the textile industry is having on the environment, more and more textile researchers, producers and manufacturers are looking to biodegradable and sustainable fibres as an effective way of reducing the impact textiles have on the environment. The emphasis in Biodegradable and sustainable fibres is on textiles that are beneficial by their biodegradation and come from sustainable sources.

    Biodegradable and sustainable fibres opens with a discussion of microbial processes in fibre degradation. It then moves on to discuss the major fibre types, including bast fibres, alginates, cellulose and speciality biodegradable fibres, such as lyocell, poly(lactic acid) and poly(hydroxyalkanoate)s. The development of synthetic silks is covered along with biodegradable natural fibre composites, nonwovens, and geotextiles. The final chapter looks at the history and future of soya bean protein fibres.

    Biodegradable and sustainable fibres is a comprehensive monograph providing essential reference for anyone interested in the area and environmental issues relating to textiles including fibre and textile scientists and students, textile technologists, manufacturers, and forensic specialists in industry and academia.



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