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Handbook of Natural Fibres
 
 

Handbook of Natural Fibres, 1st Edition

Types, Properties and Factors Affecting Breeding and Cultivation

 
Handbook of Natural Fibres, 1st Edition,R Kozlowski,ISBN9781845696979
 
 
 

R Kozlowski   

Woodhead Publishing

9781845696979

9780857095503

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Key Features

  • Provides an essential guide to a wide range of natural fibres and highlights key techniques for their improvement
  • Reviews key types and fundamental properties of natural textile fibres, addressing the production, identification and testing of a range of cotton, bast, silk and wool fibres
  • Explores the improvement of natural fibre properties and production through breeding and cultivation, beginning with a discussion of fibrous flax and cotton

Description

Growing awareness of environmental issues has led to increasing demand for goods produced from natural products, including natural fibres. The two-volume Handbook of natural fibres is an indispensible tool in understanding the diverse properties and applications of these important materials. Volume 1: Types, properties and factors affecting breeding and cultivation is an essential guide to a wide range of natural fibres, and highlights key techniques for their improvement.

Part one reviews key types and fundamental properties of natural textile fibres. The production, identification and testing of a range of cotton, bast, silk and wool fibres are discussed, alongside bioengineered natural textile fibres. Part two goes on to explore the improvement of natural fibre properties and production through breeding and cultivation, beginning with a discussion of fibrous flax and cotton. Improved natural fibre production through the prevention of fungal growth is explored, along with the use of genetic engineering and biotechnology to enhance desirable characteristics. Finally, the wider impact of natural textile production is discussed, using wild silk enterprise programs as an example.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, the two volumes of the Handbook of natural fibres are essential texts for professionals and academics in textile science and technology.

R Kozlowski

Professor Ryszard M. Kozlowski is the award-winning former Director of the Polish Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Textile Institute, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Natural Fibres, Scientific Advisor to the Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes, and Doctor Honoris Causa of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ibarra, Ecuador. Professor Koz?owski is also Coordinator of both ESCORENA (the European System of Cooperative Research Networks in Agriculture and the FAO/ESCORENA European Cooperative Research Network on Flax and other Bast Plants. He is the author/co-author of over 300 publications, including 26 books and 25 patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Natural Fibres (INF), Poland

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Handbook of Natural Fibres, 1st Edition

Introduction to natural textile fibres. Part 1 Fundamentals: Types of fibre, properties, identification and testing: Cotton fibres; Bast fibres: Jute; Bast fibres: Ramie; Bast fibres: Flax; Bast fibres: Hemp cultivation and production; Silk fibres; Wool fibres; Mohair, cashmere and other animal hair fibres; Bioengineered natural textile fibres; Identification of natural textile fibres; Testing of natural textile fibres. Part 2 Improving natural fibre production through breeding and cultivation: Developments in fibrous flax breeding and cultivation; Cotton breeding and agro-technology; Fibre flax cultivation in sustainable agriculture; Prevention of fungal growth in natural fibres; Genetic engineering and biotechnology of natural textile fiber plants; Wild silk: Wild silk enterprise programs to alleviate poverty and protect habitats.
 
 
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