Textile Industries
Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
Bread and Roses
Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0143037358
An account of the 1912 textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, draws on newspaper accounts, magazine reportage, and oral histories to identify the strike's key figures and events, from the walkout of 23,000 workers to the evacuations of their children to Manhattan. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Handmade Carpet: A Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Rugs
The Handmade Carpet
A Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Rugs
Hardcover      ISBN: 1898113637
Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s
Fabulous Fabrics of the 50s
Paperback      ISBN: 0877018111
Cellulosic Materials: Fibers, Networks, and Composites
Cellulosic Materials
Fibers, Networks, and Composites
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792375939
The objectives of this book are twofold: 1. To provide a thorough examination of the materials science of cellulosic fibers with emphasis on the characterization of structure-property relations, and 2. To advance knowledge of how to best analyze cellulosic fibrous networks and composites, and, ultimately, engineer "novel" cellulose-based systems of superior performance and functionality. The design of new materials through the study of living systems, or bio-imitation, is burgeoning to become an established field, generally referred to as biomimetics. The latter, as with materials science, in general, prominently features multi-disciplinarity where new developments in mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering continue to inspire novel areas of research and development. The book is structured in five chapters which provide a sequential treatment of the running theme: deformation mechanics and the physical, morphological and mechanical characterization of native cellulose fibers networks and composites. The heart of the book is Chapter 3, Damage Accumulation in Fibers, which treats the experimental methodology for fatigue testing of single fibers and the engendered results. In-depth examinations of the morphology, structure and chemical composition of native cellulose fibers, and the mechanics of deformation in these natural composite fibers are proffered in Chapters 1 and 2, respectively. The fourth chapter, Fractal Simulation of Crack Propagation, presents a fractal-based approach to modeling damage accumulation in materials. Fractals lend themselves well to modeling such randomly-oriented phenomena as crack propagation and fracture. The last chapter, Fibrous Structures: Networks and Composites, comprises analytical approaches for handling networks and composites.
Chemical Technology in the Pre-Treatment Processes of Textiles
Chemical Technology in the Pre-Treatment Processes of Textiles
Hardcover      ISBN: 044450060x
Textile chemical processing today, particularly the pre-treatment processes require a highly sophisticated technology and engineering to achieve the well known concepts of "Right first time, Right everytime and Right on time" processing and production. Chemical pre-treatment may be broadly defined as a procedure mainly concerned with the removal of natural as well as added impurities in fabric to a level necessary for good whiteness and absorbency by utilising minimum time, energy and chemicals as well as water. This book discusses the fundamental aspects of chemistry, chemical technology and machineries involved in the various pre-treatment process of textiles before subsequent dyeing, printing and finishing. With the introduction of newer fibres, specialty chemicals, improved technology and sophisticated machineries developed during the last decade, this book fills a gap in this area of technology. However, its real strength is its clear perception of ample background description, which will enable readers to understand most current journals, thus staying abreast of the latest advances in the field.
Chemistry of the Textiles Industry
Chemistry of the Textiles Industry
Hardcover      ISBN: 0751400548
The manufacture and processing of textiles is a complex and essential industry requiring many diverse skills to ensure profitability. New products are continually being developed, and reflect the energy and innovation of those working in the field. This book focuses on the technological aspects of the chemical processing oftextiles, and on the modifications necessary for specific work environments. Coverage ranges from fibre structure and its relationship to tensile properties, textile aesthetics, comfort physiology, and end-use performance, through to the effect of domestic processing by the consumer on the textile product. The industry is constantly under environmental pressure, and the book examines the nature of environmental control and the development of alternative technology to produce less environmental impact. In order to provide a balanced view of the current situation, authors have been drawn from academia, research institutes and industry to produce a text that will be useful to both industrial readers and university students. In conclusion I would like to thank the authors for their dedication and their contributions.
Chemistry of the Textiles Industry
Chemistry of the Textiles Industry
Paperback      ISBN: 9401042640
The manufacture and processing of textiles is a complex and essential industry requiring many diverse skills to ensure profitability. New products are continually being developed, and reflect the energy and innovation of those working in the field. This book focuses on the technological aspects of the chemical processing oftextiles, and on the modifications necessary for specific work environments. Coverage ranges from fibre structure and its relationship to tensile properties, textile aesthetics, comfort physiology, and end-use performance, through to the effect of domestic processing by the consumer on the textile product. The industry is constantly under environmental pressure, and the book examines the nature of environmental control and the development of alternative technology to produce less environmental impact. In order to provide a balanced view of the current situation, authors have been drawn from academia, research institutes and industry to produce a text that will be useful to both industrial readers and university students. In conclusion I would like to thank the authors for their dedication and their contributions.
Clothing the Spanish Empire: Families And the Calico Trade in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Clothing the Spanish Empire
Families And the Calico Trade in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1403972265
By the 1780s in the city of Barcelona alone, more than 150 factories shipped calicoes to every major city in Spain and across the Atlantic, from Veracruz to Montevideo. Catalan, Basque and Castilian families sent relatives throughout the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish America, hoping to enrich themselves from the trade in calicoes. Clothing the Spanish Empire narrates the lives of families on both sides of the Atlantic who profited from the craze for calicoes, and in doing so helped the Spanish empire to flourish in the eighteenth century.
Colouring Textiles: A History of Natural Dyestuffs in Industrial Europe
Colouring Textiles
A History of Natural Dyestuffs in Industrial Europe
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792370228
In his dissertation research on a 19th century Barcelona school of chemistry, Nieto-Galan (U. Auton=ma de Barcelona, Bellaterra) was surprised to learn that over half of the primary sources related to experiments with natural dyestuffs. Employing a comparative cross-cultural approach, the author chronicles a little-known but key period (1750-1860) in the history of European industrialization as the dyestuffs industry shifted from the guild craft culture to "artificial transformations" wrought by chemical and mechanical inventions such as new synthetic colorants and calico printing. Illustrations show aspects of textile dyeing (e.g., classifications of dyestuffs; printing equipment, workshops, and patterns). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber
Cotton
The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber
Paperback      ISBN: 0143037226
A history of cotton's impact on the world describes how the fiber has been at the center of conflict and controversy, rendering nations into industrial powers, in a chronicle that documents cotton's domestication some 5,500 years ago, its key role in the colonization of the New World, and its post-Industrial Revolution part in transforming communities, prompting innovations, and promoting slavery. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.