Interwoven fabrics and their applications

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    Weaving is one of the major textile technologies for making fabrics from yarns. This chapter describes the construction of 2D and 3D interwoven fabrics and their applications. Single layer fabrics also known as the 2D fabrics are mainly used for clothing and other domestic applications. Weave structures of the 2D fabrics are classified and classified in details, emphasising the elementary and derivative weaves. 3D woven structures, which lead to woven fabrics with noticeable thickness, attract much attention because of their diversity and the potential uses in many different industrial areas. 3D solid woven structures are explained in detail and some information is also provided for 3D cellular fabrics. © 2011 Woodhead Publishing Limited All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSpecialist Yarn and Fabric Structures: Developments and Applications|Spec. Yarn and Fabr. Struct.: Dev. and Appl.
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherElsevier BV
    Number of pages23
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011


    • 2D and 3D fabrics
    • Interlacement
    • Warp and weft
    • Weaves
    • Woven fabric


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