1st Edition

Fabric Manufacturing Technology Weaving and Knitting

By K. Thangamani, S. Sundaresan Copyright 2022
    205 Pages 155 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Fabric Manufacturing Technology: Weaving and Knitting gives the reader a brief idea about the processes involved in fabric formation methods, namely weaving and knitting. It includes various mechanisms involved beginning with primitive handlooms to the latest shuttleless looms, and from hand knitting to the ultra-modern electronic knitting machines. Various design aspects involved in producing the different types of woven and knitted fabrics are dealt with comprehensively. The techno-economics of the latest weaving and knitting machines have been described, including applications of woven and knitted fabrics in the medical field, automotive engineering, aeronautical engineering, protective clothing, and more.


    • Covers the principles involved in the numerous operations of weaving and knitting processes
    • Gives a basic understanding of fabric production, quality control and production
    • Provides a summary of the fabric manufacturing process of weaving, knitting and nonwovens
    • Discusses principles of mechanisms, as well as details of present-day machinery, with illustrations
    • Explores the latest developments in knitting production by whole garment (Shima Seiki) and Knit and Wear (Stoll), CAD/CAM production and simulation of woven fabrics

    This book is aimed at senior undergraduate students in textile processing and fabric manufacturing.

    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Fabric formation methods
    Chapter 3: Yarn Preparation for weaving
    Chapter 4: Weaving –Basic Mechanisms
    Chapter 5: Shedding
    Chapter 6: Shuttle Weaving
    Chapter 7: Shuttle less  Weaving
    Chapter 8: Projectile  weaving 
    Chapter 9: Rapier  weaving 
    Chapter 10: Air Jet  weaving 
    Chapter 11: Water Jet weaving 
    Chapter 12: Multiphase weaving
    Chapter 13: Techno-Economics of Shuttle less looms
    Chapter 14: Global weaving industry
    Chapter 15: Fundamentals of Knitting
    Chapter 16: Knitting needles
    Chapter 17: Principles of weft knitting
    Chapter 18: Basic structures of weft knitting
    Chapter 19: Principles of weft knitting design
    Chapter 20: Patterning and needle selection
    Chapter 21: Knitted fabric geometry
    Chapter 22: Flat knitting
    Chapter 23: Basics of Warp knitting
    Chapter 24: Warp knitting machines
    Chapter 25: Warp knitted structures
    Chapter 26: Non-woven- Batt preparation methods
    Chapter 27: Non-woven- Bonding techniques


    Dr. K. Thangamani has completed his B. Tech Degree in 1981 at PSG college of Technology and started his carrier as Trainee Engineer at Textool company Ltd. From1981 he worked for four years at National Textile Corporation Ltd., Bangalore first as Management Trainee and then as Asst. Manager Technical. 1985 he joined Tamarai Mills Ltd Coimbatore as Asst. Spinning Master . From 1988 to 1990 he was with PSG Polytechnic in research projects. He completed his M.Tech from Bharathiar University in 1993. In 1990-97 he joined PSG College of Technology as Project officer in UNDP assisted National Jute Development Project and conducted more than fifty training programs and more than ten seminars /conferences throughout South India for promotion of diversified Jute products. The Jute Shopping bags were introduced at that time. He was with NIFT TEA knitwear fashion Institute, Tirupur as Asst. Director for a brief period

    Since 1998, he is with Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore as faculty of Textile Technology and at present he is Professor of Textile Technology. His area of Interest are Knitting Technology, Nonwoven, Composites and Fabric manufacture. He obtained his PhD in Textile Technology in 2007 from Bharathiar University and is a recognized supervisor for PhD scholars in Anna University, Chennai. Under his supervision four scholars has obtained PhD from Anna University. one more scholar is waiting for the results.

    He was the Executive committee member of the Institution of Engineers (India) Tamil Nadu state centre of for eight years from 2002. He was the organizing secretary for the International Conference on "Advancements in Specialty Textiles and their Applications in Material Engineering and Medical Sciences " organised jointly with Technical University of Liberec ,Czech Republic at Kumaraguru college of Technology, Coimbatore on 29th -30th ,April 2014 .He was the joint organizing secretary for the International Conference on "Waste Water Management" organized but Departs of Textile Technology, Bio Technology and Civil Engineering jointly with Tel AVIV university Israel and Technical University of Liberec ,Czech at Kumaraguru college of Technology, Coimbatore from August b17th to 19th 2017.

    He is one of the editor for the book Waste water management which contains selected articles from the International Conference on "Waste Water Management" conducted in the year 2017 in Kumaraguru college of Technology

    Dr. S Sundaresan has completed his B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD in Textile Technology and MBA in Business Administration . He has worked in Textile Industry as supervisor for 10 years. He has more than 15 years of teaching experience and at present he is working as Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) at Department of Textile Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore. He has published more than 20 papers in leading journals. He has co-authored a book titled: Home Furnishing Wood head publishing (India). He has undertaken many consultancies works in industry.