Improving Comfort in Clothing Book

Improving Comfort in Clothing


  • Author : Guowen Song
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-01-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857090645

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Improving Comfort in Clothing Excerpt :

Wear comfort has been listed as the most important property of clothing demanded by users and consumers according to recent studies. A fundamental understanding of human comfort and a knowledge of how to design textiles and garments to maximise comfort for the wearer is therefore essential in the clothing industry. Improving comfort in clothing reviews the latest developments in the manufacturing of comfortable apparel and discusses methods of improving it in various articles of clothing. The book begins by outlining the fundamentals of human comfort in clothing, from the human perception of comfort in apparel and factors which affect it such as the properties of fibres and fabrics, to laboratory testing, analysing and predicting of the comfort properties of textiles. Part two discusses methods of improving comfort in apparel, from controlling thermal comfort and managing moisture, to enhancing body movement comfort in various garments. Part three reviews methods of improving comfort whilst maintaining function in specific types of clothing such as protective garments, sports wear and cold weather clothing The international team of contributors to Improving comfort in clothing has produced a unique overview of numerous aspects of clothing comfort, provides an excellent resource for researchers and designers in the clothing industry. It will also be beneficial for academics researching wear comfort. Reviews the latest developments in the manufacturing of comfortable apparel and discusses methods of improving fit in various articles of clothing An overview of how to design textiles and garments to maximise comfort begins with factors affecting comfort and properties of fibres and fabrics that contribute to human comfort Improvements in thermal and tactile comfort and moisture management are explored featuring developments in textile surfaces

Protective Clothing Book

Protective Clothing


  • Author : F. Wang
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-08-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782420408

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Protective Clothing Excerpt :

Protective clothing protects wearers from hostile environments, including extremes of heat and cold. Whilst some types of protective clothing may be designed primarily for non-thermal hazards (e.g. biological hazards), a key challenge in all protective clothing remains wearer comfort and the management of thermal stress (i.e. excessive heat or cold). This book reviews key types of protective clothing, technologies for heating and cooling and, finally, modeling aspects of thermal stress and strain. Explores different types of protective clothing, their uses and their requirements, with an emphasis on full-scale or prototype clothing, including immersion suits, body armour and space suits Considers novel and commercial technologies for regulating temperature in protective clothing, including phase change materials, shape memory alloys, electrically heated clothing and air and water perfusion-based cooling systems Reviews the human thermoregulatory system and the methods of modelling of thermal stress in protective clothing through various conditions, including cold water survival and firefighting

Standard Methods for Thermal Comfort Assessment of Clothing Book

Standard Methods for Thermal Comfort Assessment of Clothing


  • Author : Ivana Špelić
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429750649

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Standard Methods for Thermal Comfort Assessment of Clothing Excerpt :

Providing detailed analysis of the thermal comfort assessment of clothing as the basis for developing standards, this book discusses the thermal protective role of clothing as a way of modelling heat transfer from the body, general thermal regulation of humans, and the importance of globally accepted test methods and standards to improve quality. New materials and discoveries in the study of thermal comfort necessitate the need for standard improvements and update. The development of international standards and the unification of testing methods is of crucial significance to ensure cost reduction and health protection. The book promotes instruments, methods, implementation of unified specifications, and the definition of standards so that a clear quality management system can be established, for both production systems and testing methods. It discusses standards in ergonomics of the thermal environment, clothing thermal characteristics, and subjective assessment of thermal comfort, which allows for systematic control of the measuring methods and the services and final products that are distributed on the global market. This book is aimed at industry professionals, researchers, and advanced students working in textile and clothing engineering, comfort testing, and ergonomics.

Textiles  Identity and Innovation  Design the Future Book

Textiles Identity and Innovation Design the Future


  • Author : Gianni Montagna
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 637
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351585422

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Textiles Identity and Innovation Design the Future Excerpt :

D_TEX presents itself as a starting point at a crossroads of ideas and debates around the complex universe of Textile Design in all its forms, manifestations and dimensions. The textile universe, allied to mankind since its beginnings, is increasingly far from being an area of exhausted possibilities, each moment proposing important innovations that need a presentation, discussion and maturation space that is comprehensive and above all inter- and transdisciplinary. Presently, the disciplinary areas where the textile area is present are increasing and important, such as fashion, home textiles, technical clothing and accessories, but also construction and health, among others, and can provide new possibilities and different disciplinary areas and allowing the production of new knowledge. D_TEX proposes to join the thinking of design, with technologies, tradition, techniques, and related areas, in a single space where ideas are combined with the technique and with the projectual and research capacity, thus providing for the creation of concepts, opinions, associations of ideas, links and connections that allow the conception of ideas, products and services. The interdisciplinary nature of design is a reality that fully reaches the textile material in its essence and its practical application, through the synergy and contamination by the different interventions that make up the multidisciplinary teams of research. The generic theme of D_TEX Textile Design Conference 2017, held at Lisbon School of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, Portugal on November 2-4, 2017, is Design the Future, starting from the crossroads of ideas and debates, a new starting point for the exploration of textile materials, their identities and innovations in all their dimensions.

Handbook of Medical Textiles Book

Handbook of Medical Textiles


  • Author : V Bartels
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857093691

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Handbook of Medical Textiles Excerpt :

With a rising population and the increasing range of textiles for medical products, the need to understand and improve medical textiles is gaining in importance. The Handbook of medical textiles provides an overview of the different types of medical textiles currently available as well as specific information on more specialised topics and applications. In part one, the types and properties of medical textiles are discussed, with chapters covering topics including reusable textiles, textiles for implants and textiles with cosmetic effects. Part two focuses on the interaction of textiles with the skin, examining key issues such as contact sensations, allergies and mechanical irritation. Chapters in part three provide information on the latest developments in textiles for hygiene and infection control, while part four provides a range of applications and case studies, including improvements in medical occupational clothing, medical filters and superabsorbent fibres. With its expert editor and contributions from some of the world’s leading authorities, the Handbook of medical textiles is a standard reference for designers and manufacturers of medical textile products, as well as for biomaterials scientists and medical professionals. Explores the different types of medical textiles currently available as well as specific information on more specialised areas and applications Chapters cover topics such as reusable textiles, textiles for implants and interaction of textiles with the skin Is a standard reference for designers and manufacturers of medical textile products, as well as for biomaterials scientists and medical professionals

Anthropometry  Apparel Sizing and Design Book

Anthropometry Apparel Sizing and Design


  • Author : Norsaadah Zakaria
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081026052

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Anthropometry Apparel Sizing and Design Excerpt :

Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design, Second Edition, reviews techniques in anthropometry, sizing system developments, and their applications to clothing design. The book addresses the need for the improved characterization of population size, weights and the shapes of consumers. This new edition presents the very latest advances, and is expanded to include in-depth coverage of sizing and fit for specific groups and applications. Sections cover the development of sizing systems, classification and body types, the use of anthropometric data, body measurement devices and techniques, including 3D scanners for the full body and for particular body parts, 4D scanning technology and motion analysis. Additional sections cover testing and the evaluation of fit and anthropometric sizing systems for particular functions, thus reflecting the increasing need for apparel to meet specific needs, such as in swimwear, protective clothing, mobility, intimate apparel, footwear and compression garments. This book will be an essential reference source for apparel designers, manufacturers, retailers and merchandisers. Its detailed information and data will also be of great interest to researchers and postgraduate students across clothing technology, product design, fashion and textiles. Reviews methods and techniques in anthropometry, sizing system development, and applications in clothing design Enables users to understand and utilize detailed anthropometric data Covers sizing and fit for particular uses, including protective clothing, compression garments, intimate apparel and footwear

Latest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear Book

Latest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear


  • Author : Joanne Yip
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128194928

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Latest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear Excerpt :

Latest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear provides comprehensive coverage of academic research and industrial advances in this fast-moving field. As society becomes more health conscious, athleisure and sportswear have arrived as key fashion items in the global apparel market. In this book, designers and material scientists will find information on fibers and textiles, new processes, emerging technologies, and new applications that have helped to deliver this new wave of products. In addition to these technical details, the book covers consumer behavior, along with product design and manufacturing. Provides the detailed technical information needed to choose the correct material for demanding activewear products Identifies and analyzes emerging global trends in the activewear industry Covers the latest best practices that help designers create functional, comfortable and fashionable activewear Meets the requirements and standards of the apparel and fashion industry Explores emerging applications of wearable electronics and smart activewear

High Performance Technical Textiles Book

High Performance Technical Textiles


  • Author : Roshan Paul
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119325055

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High Performance Technical Textiles Excerpt :

An authentic resource for the fundamentals, applied techniques, applications and recent advancements of all the main areas of technical textiles Created to be a comprehensive reference, High Performance Technical Textiles includes the review of a wide range of technical textiles from household to space textiles. The contributors—noted experts in the field from all the continents—offer in-depth coverage on the fibre materials, manufacturing processes and techniques, applications, current developments, sustainability and future trends. The contributors include discussions on synthetic versus natural fibres, various textile manufacturing techniques, textile composites and finishing approaches that are involved in the manufacturing of textiles for a specific high performance application. Whilst the book provides the basic knowledge required for an understanding of technical textiles, it can serve as a springboard for inspiring new inventions in hi-tech fibres and textiles. This important book: Contains a unique approach that offers a comprehensive understanding of the manufacturing and applications of technical textiles Includes a general overview to the fundamentals, current techniques, end use applications as well as the most recent advancements Explores the current standards in the industry and the ongoing research in the field Offers a comprehensive and single source reference on the topic Written for academics, researchers and professionals working in textile and related industries, High Performance Technical Textiles offers a systematic, structured, logical and updated source of information for understanding technical textiles.

Advances in Women   s Intimate Apparel Technology Book

Advances in Women s Intimate Apparel Technology


  • Author : Yu Wing Man
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782423904

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Advances in Women s Intimate Apparel Technology Excerpt :

Advances in Women’s Intimate Apparel Technology discusses the design and manufacture of intimate apparel and how the industry is increasingly embracing novel materials, new technologies, and innovations in sizing and fit. The book reviews the ways in which new materials and methods are improving the range, function, and quality of intimate apparel, with particular focus on brassiere design. Part One introduces the advanced materials used for intimate apparel, including novel fabrics and dyes and finishes, along with materials for wiring and embellishments. Part Two discusses the role of seamless technology in intimate apparel production, covering lamination, moulding, and seamless knitting. Finally, Part Three reviews advances in design, fit, and performance. Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage on key trends in intimate apparel technology Presents chapters that follow a coherent sequence, beginning with advanced materials, then discussing new manufacturing techniques, and finishing with coverage of performance and fit“/li> Focuses on the needs of the apparel industry, covering materials, manufacturing, and design aspects Written by distinguished author and professor Winnie Yu who is the Director of the ACE Style Institute of Intimate Apparel at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV Book

Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV


  • Author : Pedro M. Arezes
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315628967

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Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV Excerpt :

Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV covers a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to:- Occupational Safety- Risk Assessment- Ergonomics- Management Systems- Physical Environment - Construction Safety, and - Human FactorsThis compilation of papers in the domain of occupational safety and hygiene is mainly based on research works carried

Personal Protective Equipment for Chemical  Biological  and Radiological Hazards Book

Personal Protective Equipment for Chemical Biological and Radiological Hazards


  • Author : Eva F. Gudgin Dickson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118422915

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Personal Protective Equipment for Chemical Biological and Radiological Hazards Excerpt :

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is critical for those dealing with toxic, infectious, and radioactive materials. An easily accessible guide for professionals and researchers in all PPE fields, this book takes a fresh look at how PPE is designed, selected, and used in today's emergency response environment where users may need to be protected against deliberately used chemical, biological, or radiological agents in terrorism or warfare scenarios as well as more traditional hazards. Covering the physics, chemistry, and physiology of these hazards, the book explains how PPE protects from various forms of hazards as well as how to use this information to select PPE against these highly hazardous substances for first responder or military users. The design of PPE and components plus relevant performance and evaluation standards are also discussed.

Textile Based Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices for Wearable Electronics Book

Textile Based Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices for Wearable Electronics


  • Author : Xing Fan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-10-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527818228

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Textile Based Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices for Wearable Electronics Excerpt :

Textile-Based Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices for Wearable Electronics Discover state-of-the-art developments in textile-based wearable and stretchable electronics from leaders in the field In Textile-Based Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices for Wearable Electronics, renowned researchers Professor Xing Fan and his co-authors deliver an insightful and rigorous exploration of textile-based energy harvesting and storage systems. The book covers the principles of smart fibers and fabrics, as well as their fabrication methods. It introduces, in detail, several fiber- and fabric-based energy harvesting and storage devices, including photovoltaics, piezoelectrics, triboelectrics, supercapacitors, batteries, and sensing and self-powered electric fabrics. The authors also discuss expanded functions of smart fabrics, like stretchability, hydrophobicity, air permeability and color-changeability. The book includes sections on emerging electronic fibers and textiles, including stress-sensing, strain-sensing, and chemical-sensing textiles, as well as emerging self-powered electronic textiles. Textile-Based Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices for Wearable Electronics concludes with an in-depth treatment of upcoming challenges, opportunities, and commercialization requirements for electronic textiles, providing valuable insight into a highly lucrative new commercial sector. The book also offers: A thorough introduction to the evolution from classical functional fibers to intelligent fibers and textiles An exploration of typical film deposition technologies, like dry-process film deposition and wet-process technologies for roll-to-roll device fabrication Practical discussions of the fabrication process of intelligent fibers and textiles, including the synthesis of classical functional fibers and nano/micro assembly on fiber materials In-depth examinations of energy harvesting and energy storage fibers, including photovoltaic, piezoelectric, and supercapacitor fibers Perfe

Advances in the dyeing and finishing of technical textiles Book

Advances in the dyeing and finishing of technical textiles


  • Author : R.M. Cloud
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-02-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128089361

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Advances in the dyeing and finishing of technical textiles Excerpt :

Functional finishes that address comfort and protection have become increasingly important in recent years. This chapter will discuss finishes that address thermal and sensorial comfort both from a physical standpoint and from a social perspective. Thermal regulation, moisture management and odor control finishes are among those discussed. Finishes that improve the protective functions of clothing are important to individuals who work or participate in other activities where hazards may be encountered. Flame resistance, liquid barrier, antimicrobial and UV protective finishes are among those discussed. Phase change materials (PCMs) and nanotechnology are some of the newest approaches to providing ‘smart’ finishes impacting comfort and protection. The chapter also addresses the balance that must occur in achieving each type of comfort or protection and considers the health issues that have been identified with various types of these finishes.

Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors Book

Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors


  • Author : Pedro Miguel Ferreira Martins Arezes
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 621
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319945897

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Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors Excerpt :

This book discusses the latest findings on ensuring employees’ safety, health, and welfare at work. It combines a range of disciplines – e.g. work physiology, health informatics, safety engineering, workplace design, injury prevention, and occupational psychology – and presents new strategies for safety management, including accident prevention methods such as performance testing and participatory ergonomics. The book, which is based on the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Safety Management and Human Factors, held on July 21–25, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA, provides readers, including decision makers, professional ergonomists and program managers in government and public authorities, with a timely snapshot of the state of the art in the field of safety, health, and welfare management. It also addresses agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), as well as other professionals dealing with occupational safety and health.

Artificial Intelligence for Fashion Industry in the Big Data Era Book

Artificial Intelligence for Fashion Industry in the Big Data Era


  • Author : Sébastien Thomassey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811300806

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Artificial Intelligence for Fashion Industry in the Big Data Era Excerpt :

This book provides an overview of current issues and challenges in the fashion industry and an update on data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and their potential implementation in response to those challenges. Each chapter starts off with an example of a data-driven AI technique on a particular sector of the fashion industry (design, manufacturing, supply or retailing), before moving on to illustrate its implementation in a real-world application