Silk: Processing, Properties and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)

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Silk is a natural, environmentally-friendly fibre with a remarkable range of properties, making it ideal for use in apparel and many other applications. Silk: Processing, properties and applications provides an authoritative reference on sericulture, silk fabric processing, silk properties and its applications.

The book begins by looking at key aspects of sericulture, including the range of mulberry and non-mulberry species of silk worm, early and late stage rearing and harvesting of cocoons. Further chapters discuss reeling, weaving and spinning techniques as well as dyeing. The book also discusses the physical and chemical structure of silk as well as its mechanical and thermal properties. Concluding chapters discuss developments in applications and the properties of spider silk.

Silk: Processing, properties and applications is useful for textile technologists, fibre scientists and all those with an interest in the characteristics of silk, its production and the varied uses of this important fibre.

  • Provides an in-depth summary of silk production, properties and structure-property relationships
  • Examines the future of silk, including its application in the textile, biomedical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries
  • Provides an authoritative reference on sericulture, silk fabric processing, silk properties and its applications

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Silk is environmentally friendly, produced with few chemicals, and a luxurious fabric with unique qualities of softness and warmth. Primarily made of proteins, it is close in composition to the human skin, making it extremely comfortable to wear. Recent developments including the blending of silk with nonwovens and the production of spider silks are renewing interest in this important fabric. This book is a comprehensive overview of silk production, properties and structure property relationships, with a chapter discussing potential applications of silk in the biomedical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

About the Author:

Dr K. Muguresh Babu is Professor in and Head of the Department of Textile Technology at the Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology (BIET), Davangere, Karnataka, India. Professor Babu has published over 50 journal articles and has written chapters in a number of books. He has conducted research on silk-based biomaterials for Oxford Biomaterials Limited, a spin-off company from research at Oxford University. Professor Babu’s research interests include silk-based biomaterials, structure-property relationships in natural fibres, eco-friendly processing of natural fibres and eco-biocomposites and their applications.

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