Textiles in Sport

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Roshan Shishoo
Elsevier, Aug 29, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 376 pages
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The technical developments in the sports clothing industry has resulted in the use of functional textiles for highly-specialised performances in different sports. Developments include thermal and functional properties and coated and laminated clothes. With bio- and smart materials providing such a strong focus in the textile industry generally, companies are going for ‘value-added’ textiles, such as in-built sensors which monitor performance. In-built wear comfort is a growing market trend and includes clothing which improves the skin’s performance. Written by a distinguished editor and a team of authors from the cutting edge of textile research, Textiles in sport discusses high-performance, high-function and intelligent textiles for sportswear.
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Contents

1 Introduction
1
Part I Current sportswear market
13
Part II Innovative fibres and fabrics in sport
87
Part III Sportswear and comfort
175
Part IV Protection
231
Part V Specific applications
307
Index
352
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Professor Roshan Shishoo is Director of Shishoo Consulting, Sweden, and former Director of the Swedish Institute for Polymers and Fibres (IFP). A Honorary Fellow of the Textile Institute, he has over 40 years' experience in textile research and development, and is an active member of many scientific organisations and committees.

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