Functional Finishes For Textiles

  • No. of pages: 678
  • Language: English
  • Published: October 10, 2014
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857098399


Functional finishes for textiles reviews the most important fabric finishes in the textile industry. It discusses finishes designed to improve the comfort and other properties of fabrics, as well as finishes which protect the fabric or the wearer. Each chapter reviews the role of a finish, the mechanisms and chemistry behind the finish, types of finish and their methods of application, application to particular textiles, testing and future trends.

Key Features

  • Describes finishes to improve comfort, performance, and protection of fabric or the wearer
  • Examines the mechanisms and chemistry behind different types of finishes and their methods of application, testing and future trends
  • Considers environmental issues concerning functional finishes


R&D managers in the textile industry and academic researchers in the area of textiles