Environmental concerns have regenerated interest in the use of natural fibers for a much wider variety of products, including high-tech applications such as geotextiles, and composite materials for automotive and light industry use. Covering minor as well as major fibers produced worldwide, Bast and Other Plant Fibers analyzes flax, hemp, jute, kenaf, ramie, sisal, coir, and nettle, and provides an index of fiber-yielding plants. Each chapter examining chemical and physical structure, fiber, yarn and fabric production, dying, handle and wear characteristics, economics, and environmental, health and safety issues. A comprehensive set of tables makes it easy to compare the physical and chemical characteristics of different fibers.
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After graduating from the Scottish Woollen Technical College (now the Faculty of Textiles of Heriot-Watt University), Robert R. Franck started his career in textiles in the marketing department of ICI’s newly formed Fibres Division. During the next 20 years he progressed to be the Manager of the fibre sales department of ICI’s French subsidiary. After a period as Sales Director of a large French worsted spinner he joined International Linen, the promotional and development organisation of the Western European flax industry, where he was a member of the international management team with particular responsibilities for the UK and Far East. He also took an active part in new product development. On retiring from International Linen he set up his own consultancy and has undertaken projects for companies and governmental organisations in Europe, Australia and the Far East. He is a Fellow and past Member of the Council of The Textile Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.Review:
...an essential reference for those interested in bast and other plant fibres., Journal of Industrial Hemp
This book will prove invaluable for the future of these natural fibres which are produced by sustainable agricultural methods., Textile Month
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Descripción CRC Pr I Llc, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 1st edition. 397 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0849325978
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Descripción CRC Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0849325978