Joining Textiles, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857093967
  • ISBN-13: 9780857093967
  • DDC: 646.2044
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 624 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Understanding the techniques for joining fabrics together to consider durability, strength, leak-tightness, comfort in wear, and the aesthetics of the joints is critical to the production of successful, structurally secure fabric products. Joining Textiles: Principles and Applications is an authoritative guide to key theories and methods used to join fabrics efficiently. Part One is a clear overview of sewing technology. The mechanics of stitching, sewing, and problems related to sewed textiles are discussed, along with mechanisms of sewing machines and intelligent sewing systems. Part Two explores adhesive bonding of textiles, including principles, methods, and applications, and reviews bonding requirements in coating and laminating textiles. Welding technologies are the focus of Part Three. Heat sealing, ultrasonic, and dielectric textile welding are covered, as are laser seaming of fabrics and the properties and performance of welded or bonded seams. Part four reviews applications such as seams in non-iron shirts and car seat coverings, joining of wearable electronic components and technical textiles, and joining techniques in industrial and medical products including nonwoven materials. Joining Textiles is an important reference work for textile product manufacturers, designers and technologists, fiber scientists, textile engineers, and academics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles.
1: Types of Fabric and Their Joining Requirements.
2: Sewing Technology.
3: The Mechanics of Stitching.
4: The Sewing of Textiles.
5: Mechanisms of Sewing Machines.
6: Problems Relating to Sewing.
7: The Quality and Performance of Sewn Seams.
8: Intelligent Sewing Systems for Garment Automation and Robotics.
9: Adhesive Bonding of Textiles.
10: Adhesive Bonding of Textiles: Principles, Types of Adhesive and Methods of Use.
11: Adhesive Bonding of Textiles: Applications.
12: Bonding Requirements in Coating and Laminating of Textiles.
13: Welding Technologies.
14: The Use of Heat Sealing, Hot Air and Hot Wedge to Join Textile Materials.
15: Ultrasonic and Dielectric Welding of Textiles.
16: Laser Seaming of Fabrics.
17: Properties and Performance of Welded or Bonded Seams.
18: Applications of Joining Textiles.
19: The Appearance of Seams in Non-Iron Shirts.
20: Seams in Car Seat Coverings: Properties and Performance.
21: Joining of Wearable Electronic Components.
22: Joining of Technical Textiles with Stringent Seam Demands.
23: Nonwoven Materials and Joining Techniques.
24: Epilogue: Joining Textiles.