Nonwovens: Process, Structure, Properties and Applications, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


Process, Structure, Properties and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by T. Karthik, Prabha Karan C., R. Rathinamoorthy

WPI Publishing

358 pages | 147 B/W Illus.

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Nonwovens: Process, Structure, Properties and Applications outlines the concept and principle of entire nonwoven manufacturing process starting from raw material selection, web formation techniques, web bonding methods and finishing. Further, characterization and testing of non-woven fabrics, application of non-woven fabrics in different areas such as apparel, aggrotech, geotech, medical and hygiene, automotive textiles, filtration products, home textiles, roofing and construction and packaging were also discussed in detail. The advancements in non-woven manufacturing known as composite non-woven, their properties and applications were discussed in detail. The application of natural fibers in non-woven manufacturing with their advantages and limitations were also discussed in brief. This book is primarily a text book intended for textile technology students in universities and colleges, researchers, industrialists and academicians, as well as professionals in the apparel and textile industry.

Table of Contents

Introduction to nonwovens

Definition of nonwoven

Classification of nonwovens

History of nonwovens

Market growth of nonwoven industry

Features of nonwoven fabrics

Raw materials for nonwovens

Product properties and applications of nonwovens

Web formation


Staple fiber web formation system

Polymer lay process

Comparison of different web forming techniques


Nonwoven bonding techniques


Mechanical bonding

Chemical bonding

Thermal bonding

Comparison of different web bonding techniques

Finishing of nonwovens


Mechanical finishing

Chemical finishing


Testing of nonwovens


Characterization of bonding structures

Testing of nonwovens

Applications of nonwovens


Application of nonwovens in apparel

Application of nonwovens in agriculture

Application of nonwovens in geotextiles

Application of nonwovens in medical textiles

Application of nonwoven in automotive textiles

Application of nonwovens in filtration

Application of nonwovens in home textiles

Application of nonwovens in roofing and construction

Application of nonwovens in packaging


Composite nonwovens


Importance of composite nonwovens

Types of composite nonwovens

Composite nonwoven manufacturing processes

Application of composite nonwoven structures

Natural fiber nonwovens


Cotton fiber nonwovens

Flax fiber nonwovens

Jute fiber nonwovens

Hemp fiber nonwovens

Kenaf fiber nonwovens

Milkweed fiber nonwovens

Pineapple fiber nonwovens

Abaca fiber nonwovens

Sisal fiber nonwovens

Wool fiber nonwovens

Kapok fiber nonwovens

About the Editors

Dr T. Karthik is an M.Tech and PhD qualified textile technologist. Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor (senior grade) in the Department of Textile Technology, PSG College of Technology and Coimbatore, India. The author is having teaching experience of six years and industrial experience of five years and handling various spinning subjects particularly in the area of process and quality control in spinning, garment manufacture, non-woven technology and technical textiles for the past five years. The author has published more than 60 articles in reputed international and national journals. Have published five internationl books and contributed three book chapters. He is the member in Professional bodies such as TAI and MIE.

Mr. Prabha Karan C. has completed his B.Tech in Textile Technology from Anna University and M.Tech in textile engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is currently pursuing his PhD in the area of non-woven. He is also working as Senior Lecturer (textiles), Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Salem, Ministry of Textile, Government of India. He has four years of teaching experience in the area of non-woven, fabric manufacturing technology and technical textiles. He also has three years industrial experience. He has published three research articles in reputed international journals.

Mr. R. Rathinamoorthy is a B.Tech and M.Tech qualified textile technologist. He is currently pursuing his PhD in the area of medical textiles. He is also working as an Assistant Professor (senior grade) in the Department of Fashion Technology, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. He has seven years of teaching experience in the area of apparel industry and apparel machineries. He also has one year industrial experience as an industrial engineer. He teaches subjects like apparel machinery and equipment, apparel merchandising, pattern engineering and garment manufacturing process. He has authored two book and five book chapters and got his articles published in 35 internationally peer reviewed journals and 20 national-level reviewed journals. He also presented four research papers in the international level conferences and seminars.

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