This book is concerned with developing an awareness of the environmental problems generated by textile production. The author sets his argument within a wide global context, giving cogency to a message that is increasingly relevant to the industry. After an introduction that clearly indicates what environmental awareness involves, the book then divides into four general areas of discussion, closing with practical ideas on how to improve the eco-friendliness of textile production. This book comes at a time when greater accountability in environmental matters is becoming a prerequisite. It will be of interest to consumers as well as to regulatory bodies, industry managers, and those concerned with corporate image.
With applications in the aerospace, automotive, defense, sports sector, geo-textiles, and medical industries, these hi-tech fibers become more relevant as the 21st century progresses. This book distinguishes its leading luminaries such as high-function, carbon, high-feeling, intelligent, super, nutritional, and hydrocolloid fibers and examines the research and commercialization arena between Europe, Japan and the U.S. as well. New Millennium Fibers is a groundbreaking work of reference for the fiber scientist and industrialist.