1st Edition

Textiles for Industrial Applications

By R. Senthil Kumar Copyright 2014
    406 Pages 161 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    406 Pages 161 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


    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






    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