Regenerated Cellulose Fibres

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C Woodings
Elsevier, Apr 30, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
This is a comprehensive work by industrial and academic specialists proving up-to-date information on the chemistry, physics, process technology, applications and markets for man-made cellulosic fibres. It covers the properties and applications of viscose rayon, cupprammonium rayon and the new solvent-spun fibres as well as considering their relationships with the natural cellulosics such as cotton and the synthetic polymer fibres such as polyester.

This overview of the only truly, naturally recyclable fibres and the latest manufacturing techniques that are being developed to produce them will be of interest to professionals in textile production, research and development, manufacturing chemists and textile technologists.

The nonwovens and paper industries that use cellulose as a basic ingredient of their products will also find it valuable as will medical textiles producers and geotextiles engineers.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 A brief history of regenerated cellulosic fibres
1
Chapter 2 Industrial cellulose
22
Chapter 3 The viscose process
37
the production process and market development
62
Chapter 5 Cuprammonium processes
88
Chapter 6 Fibres related to cellulose
156
Chapter 7 Other processes
174
Chapter 8 Physical structure and fibre properties
199
Chapter 9 Applications development
235
Chapter 10 Current and future market trends
273
Lyocell enduse development datasheets
290
Appendix B Archive photographs of regenerated cellulosic fibre processes
318
Index
331
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Calvin Woodings obtained BSc in Chemistry at Loughborough University on a Courtaulds scholarship before joining their Viscose Research Laboratory in 1966 to develop hollow fibres and their applications. After 28 years in cellulosic fibre research, the last 10 as a Research Fellow, he became the Director responsible for developing industrial markets for lyocell in the newly formed Tencel division. He retired from Courtaulds a month before the Akzo-Nobel takeover that resulted in the formation of Accordis in 1998. He now runs a consultancy specialising in new market and new product development for the fibre and nonwoven industries.

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