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  • 2018-02-01

    Wojciechowska, Iza

    The clothes we wear when we go outside, go hiking, or go to the gym aren’t there just to make a fashion statement. Rather, they serve a purpose: to keep us warm, to keep us cool, to keep us dry. As the active-wear industry has boomed over the past several years and fabric technology has...

  • 2015-10-01

    Davies, Nicola

    Chemicals play a crucial role in the textile industry. Without chemicals, the production of yarn, fabric, garments, and other textile products would be close to impossible on an industrial basis. In addition, the available textile products would be whatever color the color the natural fiber was...

  • 2015-08-01

    Davies, Nicola

    Psychological assessment of the aesthetic value of textiles is subjective and can vary according to warmth, physical sensations, social perceptions, body image,1 seasonal experiences, and pressure comfort.2 However, the visual senses have a universal impact on determining aesthetics, particularly...

  • 2018-10-01

    Wojciechowska, Iza

    When Superman debuted in the 1930s, the superhero quickly gained the nickname "Man of Steel" because he was invulnerable, as if he was wearing strong, impenetrable steel armor. But if Superman were created these days, maybe he would have to be called the "Man of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer...

  • 2015-06-01

    Zeronian, S. Haig

    My interests were broad during my career. I studied both natural and manufactured fibers and researched in many areas including pyrolysis, flammability, crosslinking, and weathering. My work on cellulose included studies in which the starting products were cotton, ramie, viscose rayon,...

  • 2014-08-01

    Pelc, Corrie

    For such a little thing, soybeans are big business. According to the American Soybean Association, 268 million metric tons of soybeans were produced globally. Brazil was the largest producer of soybeans in 2012, producing 83.5 million metric tons, followed by the United States (US) at 82.1...

  • 2016-06-01

    Wang, Lei, Liu, Jianli, Pan, Ruru, Gao, Weidong

    Wrinkle or crease recovery property is a common test parameter for assessing fabric performance. It is usually measured by the wrinkle recovery angle (WRA) and wrinkle recovery appearance rating methods.1 The ability of fabric to recover from creasing is generally measured by tracking changes in...

  • 2017-06-01

    Sun, Gang

    Textile chemistry is an applied chemistry in a highly-specialized area of textile materials, applying basic principles of organic, physical, and analytical chemistry and incorporating novel or desired functions and esthetic modifications onto textile materials. The textile materials include...

  • 2015-02-01

    Nechwatal, Axel, Nicolai, Monika

    Photochromic effects in polymers—repeatable color changes after irradiation with short-wave light—offer considerable potential for enhancing the functionality of products. The textile industry especially shows a keen interest in such materials.1,2 However, polymers containing photochromic dyes...

  • 2016-10-01

    Musante, Glenna B.

    Over the past decade, digital printing has begun to grow globally into a major force in the textile industry. In the process, it’s become a vehicle for a vast number of changes. From near-shoring, to fast fashion, to the proliferation of textile-based signage, digital printing is creating a world...

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