This volume presents the proceedings of an international symposium co-sponsored by the History of Chemistry, Polymer, Material Science and Engineering, Polymer Chemistry and Cellulose, Paper and Textile Division of the American Chemical Society on the history of manmade fibres at its 201st national annual meeting in Atlanta in 1991. It contains chapters on a wide range of fibres both from an historical perspective and with a view to outlining new materials and novel uses.
An update on fibre science and technology. New horizons in the fibre industry. Louis Atwell Olney: pioneering textile educator and founder of the AATCC. Full circle in cellulose. Historical applications of synthetic resins for passive and interventive conservation of fragile woven vegetable fibres and collagenous skins. A brief history of cuprammonium rayon. History of viscose rayon. History of cellulose graft copolymers. Development of applications and properties of cellulose graft copolymers. History of cellulose acetate fibres. History of development of texturing yarns for chemical fibres. Chemically-modified natural fibres. History of acrylonitrile fibres. Early advances in the use of acrylic resins for the conservation of antiquities. Antimicrobial fibres and polymers. Synthetic fibers from 'pure science': DuPont hires Carothers. Textile mill scale-up of nylon hosiery. History of fibre production by melt spin-orientation processes. History of spandex elastomeric fibres. Development of polyethylene fibres. History of polypropylene fibres. History of aramid fibres. The other aramid fibres. High performance fibres. Major advances in polyester 2GT technology 1941-1990. History of poly [phenylene Sulfide] fibres. History of carbon fibres. History of miscellaneous manmade fibres. History of blends of fibres. Some background for the textile industry in the 20th century. Index.
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 31st January 1993
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 1.88