Research and Markets: As the 21st Century Progresses Fibers Will Enter Into More Novel and Unexpected Applications.
Looking forward to the future it is clear that today's narrow concept of fiber as a basic element for textiles, ropes and nets will become an outmoded notion. The emphasis will instead shift to new and exciting developments in fiber technology and their applications, exploring such fields as biomimetics, nanotechnology and biodegradability.
New millennium fibers describes and identifies the scope of high-tech fibers. The present status and prospects of the fiber/textile technology are discussed and the high performance fibers are reviewed from origin to future applications, including carbon fiber.The themes of the book are summarised with a discussion on health care and the environment.
As the 21st century progresses fibers will enter into more novel and unexpected applications. We are approaching the age of the wearable computer and organic electroluminescence wearable displays. New potential is open in the fields of car and aerospace industry, civil engineering, separation membranes using hollow fibers for artificial organs, biodegradable fiber for ecological conservation and fibers with biological functions.
New millennium fibers explores the exciting roles that fibers will play in the future and will be an essential book for all of those in the textile and fashion industry involved in fiber development or use.
Key features of the report:
- Keep up to date with the advances in fiber science
- Explores new and exciting developments in fiber technology
- Includes applications of new millennium fibers
About the authors
Dr Tatsuya Hongu NEDO Working Group for Nano-fiber Technology Survey and Director of Suga Weathering Technology Foundation and visiting Professor of Advanced Fiber Science and Technology at Fukui University.
Dr Machiko Takigami works as a research scientist in Takasaki Radiation Chemistry Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute.
Professor Glyn O Phillips is chairman of Research Transfer Ltd, Wales, UK and consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The contents are as follows:
Searching the root of fibers
The importance of fiber in human life
The new frontier fibers?
Enlargement of the frontier in a fiber competition age
Description of superfibers
Carbon fiber expands towards the twenty-first century
PAN-based and pitch based carbon fiber lead the world
High function fiber
Prospects of high function fiber development
Frontier of health and comfort fibers
Fiber for health
Polymer fibers for health and nutrition
The concept and effects of dietary fiber
Fibers in medical healthcare
Developments in nanofibers for the new millennium
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