Performance of Home Textiles: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Performance of Home Textiles

1st Edition

By Subrata Das

WPI Publishing

244 pages | 37 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9789380308098
pub: 2010-04-14

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The book provides an overview of the types of fibres used in home textiles and key issues related to product development, industry standards, regulatory aspects, and evaluation systems. An understanding of these topics can assist the designer or manufacturer in developing product performance and quality in line with the value addition and to maintain the basic underlying in green consumerism.

Table of Contents


Concept of Home Textiles

Use of Home Textiles in Hospitality Sector

Consumer’s Expectation From Home Textiles

Home Textile Market Scenario

Use of Different Fibres in Home Textiles

Labelling of Home Textiles

Test Methods for Home Textiles

Quality Related Issues in Home Textiles

Need for Eco-Friendly Home Textiles


Key Home Textiles Market


Home Textiles in India

Home Textiles in China

Home Textiles in Pakistan

Home Textiles in Bangladesh

Home Textiles in Hong Kong

Home Textiles in the United States

Home Textiles in the United Kingdom

Home Textiles in EU

Home Textiles in Japan

Home Textiles in Turkey


Fibres and Fabrics Used in Home Textiles


Application of Conventional Fibres in Home Textiles

Application of New and Sustainable Fibres in Home Textiles

Areas of Application of Home Textiles



Performance Specifications of Different Home Textiles

Importance of Performance Specification

Performance Requirements of the US Market

Performance Requirements of Canada Market

Performance Requirements of the UK Market

Special Performance Requirements in Home Textiles


Labelling Issues of Home Textiles

General Labelling Requirements for Home Textiles in the USA

Labelling Requirements for Home Textiles in EU

Labelling of Different Home Textile Products for the US

Labelling of Different Home Textile Products for Canada


Flammability of Home Textiles


Flammability Regulations for Different Home Textiles

Catb Section A Part – Resilient Cellular Material

Catb Section A Part – Shredded Resilient Cellular

Material (E.G., Shredded Polyurethane Foams)

Catb Section A Part – Bean Bags

Catb Section B Part – Non-Man-Made Filling Materials

Catb Section B – Part – Shredded and Loose Fill Materials/Feathers and Down

Catb Section C – Man-Made Filling Material

Catb Section D Part – Cigarette Resistance

Catb Section D Part – Smouldering Screening Test

Catb Section E Part – Upholstery Fabrics

Some Important Regulatory Tests for Carpets and Rugs

Flammability of Blankets

Flammability Requirements of Towels

Cfr Mattress and Mattress Pad Test

Cfr Mattress Flammability Test

Ca Tb Bed Clothing Flammability Test

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Bs Ignitability of Upholstered Seating

Flammability Standards for Curtains



Evaluation of Home Textiles


Test Methods for Towels

Test Methods for Rug

Test Method of Pot Holders and Woven Mitts

Miscellaneous Test Methods of Home Textiles


Finishes Used in Home Textiles


Thermal Draperies

Protection Against Unpleasant Odour

Temperature-Regulated Beddings

Endure™ Textile Finish

Antimicrobial Finish

Moisture Management Finish

Flame-Retardant Finish

Mite Free Mattresses

Water and Oil Repellent and Soil Release Finishes

Towel Finishing

Moisture Cross-Linking (MXL) of Bed Linen

Nanotechnology-Based Home Textile Enhancements

Sensory Perception Technology


Eco-Friendly Aspects in Home Textiles


Trade Marks and Labels Used in Environment-Friendly Home Textiles

Different Eco-Friendly Standards in Home Textiles

Importance of Eco-Labelling



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Woodhead Publishing India in Textiles

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