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1st Edition

Textiles for Industrial Applications

ISBN 9781138374768
Published September 5, 2019 by CRC Press
406 Pages 161 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

An evolution is currently underway in the textile industry and Textile for Industrial Applications is the guidebook for its growth. This industry can be classified into three categories—clothing, home textile, and industrial textile. Industrial textiles, also known as technical textiles, are a part of the industry that is thriving and showing great promise.

Unlike conventional textiles traditionally used for clothing or furnishing by consumers, industrial textiles are used for manufacturing and functionality purposes, and generally by other industries. This book provides an encyclopedic review of industrial textiles, covering all of the latest trends in the development and application of these textiles with advice and suggestions on how to apply them in other industries.

  • Discusses the latest technologies adopted in the industrial textile industry including nano finishing and plasma applications
  • Covers the basic fundamentals about product characteristics and production techniques
  • Caters to students and faculty involved in textile technology, composite technology, and other interdisciplinary courses as it relates to product engineering and product development

Textiles for Industrial Applications details the market potential and growth of industrial textiles and explains the steps involved in the product development of industrial textiles. It discusses property requirement, the basic textile manufacturing process, manufacturing techniques and fibers used, as well as application methods. The book highlights recent developments in terms of raw material usage, manufacturing technology, and value-added finishes in this sector. A separate chapter focuses on the testing procedures of various industrial textiles.

Table of Contents


Industrial Textiles: An Overview

Industrial Textiles: Definition and Scope

Industrial Textiles: Market Scenario

Future Trends of Industrial Textiles

Technology and Material Trends


Fiber, Yarn, and Fabric Structures Used in Industrial Textiles

Fibers Used in Industrial Textiles

Yarn Formation

Fabric Structures




Medical Textiles

Market Scenario—Medical Textiles

Textile Structures and Biomaterials in Healthcare

Advanced Wound Dressing: Structure and Properties

Natural and Biopolymer Finishes for Medical Textiles

Healthcare Products in the Hospital Environment

Evaluation and Testing of Medical Textiles

Future Medical Textiles



Finishing of Industrial Textile


Types of Finishing


Filtration Textiles


Filtration: Market Share

Filtration: Definition

Filtration: Principles of Particle Retention

Filtration Fundamentals

Filtration Types

Filter Media

Filter Media Design/Selection Criteria

Yarn Construction and Properties

Fabric Construction and Properties

Finishing Treatments



Textiles in Hoses


Hose: Definition

Hose: Construction

Hose: Manufacturing


Textiles in Transmission and Conveyor Belts


Transmission Belts

Conveyor Belts


Textiles in Ropes


Ropes: Definition and Types

Fibers Used in Rope Construction

Rope Construction

Properties of Rope

Production of Rope


Textiles in Civil Engineering



Textile-Reinforced Concrete

Textiles in Architecture

Nanotextiles in Civil Engineering Applications


Textiles in Automobiles


Automobile Industry: Global Scenario

Major Components of Automotive Textiles

Nonwovens in Automotive Applications

Natural/Biodegradable Fibers in Automotive Textiles

Nanotechnology in Automotive Textiles



Miscellaneous Applications in Industrial Textiles

Bolting Cloth

Membrane Fabric

Filter System

Tissue Engineering

Acoustic Uses

Decatizing Cloth

Printed Circuit Board

Screen for Electronic Printing

Battery and Fuel Cell

Smart Woven Fabrics: Renewable Energy


Battery Separators

Cigarette Filter

Coated Abrasives

Nonwoven Abrasives


Testing of Industrial Textiles

Testing of Filter Fabrics

Testing of Hoses

Testing of Transmission Belt

Testing of Conveyor Belts

Testing of Ropes

Testing of Composites

Nondestructive Testing of Composites


Textile Composites

Introduction to Composites

Composite Materials: Global Scenario

Composite Materials: Definition and Classification

Reinforcement: Fibers

Polymer Matrices or Resins

Prepregs and Preforms

Composite Manufacturing Technologies





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R. Senthil Kumar completed his post-graduation in textile engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. He has published 30 technical and management-related papers in various international and national journals and prepared manuals on nonwoven technologies for international and local textile industries. His areas of specialization are fiber science, textile composites, technical textiles, nonwoven technologies, and textile testing. He has worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Textile Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India, since 2009. He has been a consultant to various textile industries and has prepared and published nearly 200 technical and management-related textile study materials for the online portal scribd.com.


"A useful reference … easy to read and understand complex information using a number of visuals and illustrations with example scenarios and case studies. The book presents a broad spectrum of information particularly the market segments, the current trend, the material requirements, the testing and industry regulations of a number of applications including, filtration, belting, ropes, medical, automotive, civil, composites and miscellaneous products. The book is intended as a valuable resource for both the novice as well as for experts in this field."
—Praburaj Venkatraman, Manchester Metropolitan University, England, UK

"… a good reference volume for practitioners and post-graduate students."
—Dr. Rajesh Anandjiwala, CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing, South Africa