Performance Testing of Textiles: Methods, Technology and Applications


Performance Testing of Textiles: Methods, Technology and Applications
Edited by Lijing Wang

Performance Testing of Textiles

List of contributors
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Section A: Performance testing techniques, technologies and standards
1: Design and analysis in textile research
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Ethical issues
1.3 Design and analysis: General considerations
1.4 Approaches to research and their application
1.5 Conclusions and future trends
1.6 Sources of further information and advice

Section B: Performance testing for specific applications
2: Comfort testing and fit analysis of military textiles
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Comfort testing of military clothing
2.3 Comfort testing of other textile products
2.4 Fit of military clothing
2.5 Conclusion
3: Testing and evaluating the thermal comfort of clothing ensembles
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Factors affecting thermal comfort performance of clothing
3.3 Measurement of thermal comfort performance of clothing
3.4 Critical assessment of thermal comfort performance of clothing
3.5 Key issues related to thermal comfort of clothing
4: Testing and evaluation of wearable electronic textiles and assessment thereof
4.1 Introduction
4.2 e-Textiles manufacturing methodologies and characterization
4.3 Conclusions
5: Acoustic testing and evaluation of textiles for buildings and office environments
5.1 Acoustic properties of textiles
5.2 Flow resistance measurement
5.3 Transmission loss measurement
5.4 Absorption coefficient measurement
5.5 Scattering property measurement
5.6 Summary
6: Medical textiles testing and quality assurance
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Types of medical textiles
6.3 Medical textile performance testing
6.4 Methods, standards and validation
6.5 Care and quality assurances
6.6 Medical textiles and its future trends
6.7 Conclusion
6.8 Sources of further information and advice
7: Multiscale characterization and testing of function-integrative fiber-reinforced composites
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Common techniques for the characterization of smart fiber-reinforced composites
7.3 Case studies
7.4 Summary/conclusions
8: Environmental textiles: Testing and certification
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Historical background
8.3 German ban on azo dyes
8.4 Ecofriendly textile manufacturing and processing
8.5 Restricted substance list
8.7 Organic textile standards
8.8 Concluding remarks
9: Design, evaluation, and applications of electronic textiles
9.1 Fundamental design issues for incorporating electronics into fabric environments
9.2 Safety requirements & evaluation criteria for E-Textiles
9.3 Summary of present applications
9.4 Research paths leading to the future of E-Textiles
10: Thermal analysis for fiber identification and characterization
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Formation and modification of fibers
10.3 Identification and characterization
10.4 Evolution of novel fiber materials
10.5 Conclusion

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