Educational Research Articles regarding Clothing or Textiles

fashion directory  Best Management Practices for Pollution Prevention in the Textile Industry:  Technical manual for best management practices for the prevention of pollution in the textile industry. From the US Environmental Protection Agency. PDF document of 443 pages.

fashion directory  Biomimicking of Enzymes for Textile Wet Processing: Part of an ongoing "green chemistry" research project at the National Textile Center of the Auburn University, focused on the development of simple biomimics that simulate glucose and lignin oxidases, peroxidases and peroxidase enzymes, capable of achieving good wet processing results and improving the retting process of flax fibers. Author: Gisela Buschle-Diller. PDF document.

fashion directory  Bubble Size Distribution of Foam: Image analysis based study of the influence of several physical parameters on bubble size in foam finishing of textile fabrics. From Autex Research Journal. Authors: C.W. den Engelsen, I.C. Isarin, H. Gooijer, M.M.C.G. Warmoeskerken and J. Groot Wassink. PDF document.

fashion directory  Chemistry and Technology of Fabric Preparation and Finishing: Monograph written for students of the textile industry, dealing with the chemistry and technologies of yarn and fabric dyeing and finishing. Author: Dr. Charles Tomasino.

fashion directory  Fiber Online Journal (University of Delaware): Developed by researchers at the University of Delaware, FIBER stands for the "Fashion International Business Education Response" project. It is funded by the U.S. Department of EducationThe FIBER journal's mission is to showcase fashion and apparel markets around the globe, share the insights of leaders in the industry and the latest academic research on critical issues, highlight opportunities for further education, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, connecting members of our community around the globe.

fashion directory  The Future of Pollution Prevention: Review of present practices and an analysis of future needs and opportunities for pollution prevention, as an alternative to costly waste treatments in the global textile wet processing industry. Author: Brent Smith. PDF document.

fashion directory  Identification and Reduction of Pollution Sources in Textile Wet Processing: Technical paper about the identification of pollutant sources in textile wet processing, and suggestions of some management strategies by which source reduction can be accomplished. Author: Brent Smith. PDF document.

fashion directory  Impact of Molecular Nanotechnology on the Textile Industry: Lecture on the future impact of nanotechnology on material properties and performance, and design and manufacturing processes in the textile fabrics industry. Author: David R. Forrest.

fashion directory  Improving Computer Control of Batch Dyeing Operations: Presentation of novel control algorithms, and specific simulation and experimental results for fuzzy logic and adaptive control systems in textile dye houses. Authors: Brent Smith and Jun Lu. PDF document.

fashion directory  Membrane Technology in Textile Operations: Technical paper about the development and introduction of membrane separation technology for the removal of colors and chemicals from textile wet process wastewater. From Koch Membrane Systems. Author: Douglas L. Woerner. PDF document.

fashion directory  Novel Reactive Red Dyes: Technical paper about an investigation of dyes with two monochlorotriazine or with two monochlorotriazine and two vinylsulphone reactive groups, to establish a possible enhancement of the dyeability of cotton fabrics. From Autex Research Journal. Authors: E. Matyjas and E. Rybicki. PDF document.

fashion directory  Pollution Prevention Studies in the Textile Wet Processing Industry: Investigation of pollution prevention opportunities in the textile wet processing industry, through extensive audits at a commercial laundry, yarn processing, dyeing and finishing plants, and a cotton dyeing and finishing plant. Authors: Ilse Hendrix and Gregory Boardman. PDF document.

fashion directory  Preliminary Industry Characterization: Fabric Printing, Coating and Dyeing: Draft paper of the US Environmental Protection Agency about the development of national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for the textile fabric printing, coating and dyeing industries. PDF document.

fashion directory  Sanforized & Sanfor Company: Detailed description of the trademarked, computer controlled compressive shrinkage technology for textile fabrics. Shrinkage standards and guide to labeling. Summary of licensee agreement.

fashion directory  Surfactants - A Primer: Discussion paper about the behavior of common types of surface active agents used in textile wet processing. PDF document.

fashion directory  Textile Structure Guide: Instruction guide for the identification of the various structures and manufacturing technologies of woven and knitted, and nonwoven fabrics, created for students of the University of Minnesota's College of Human Ecology. Concise technical descriptions. Animated presentations of seven different weave patterns.

fashion directory  Wicking and Wetting in Textiles: Presentation of wicking model allowing a functional dependence of suction height on the parameters of fiber bundles to be expressed in analytical form, and based on the simplified desription of the thread structure. From Autex Research Journal. Authors: Jakub Wiener and Petra Dejlova. PDF document.

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