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High-Performance and Specialty Fibers

Concepts, Technology and Modern Applications of Man-Made Fibers for the Future

  • Japan The Society of Fiber Science and Techno
  • Covers specialty fibers from high-performance super fibers to highly functionalized fibers, or shin-gosen, that are manufactured in Japan

  • Is the first English-language book on modern fiber science and technology authorized by the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan

  • Is written by fiber specialists in industry and academe

  • Introduces both recent and historically important man-made fibers


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Advancement of Fiber Science and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Toshiji Kanaya, Keisuke Kaji
      Pages 3-19
    3. Takeshi Kikutani
      Pages 49-65
  3. High-Strength High-Modulus Organic Fibers

  4. Functional and Speciality Man-Made Fibers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Togi Suzuki, Sonoko Ishimaru
      Pages 247-260
    3. Sonoko Ishimaru
      Pages 261-269
  5. Ultrafine and Nano Fibers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271

About this book


This book reviews the key technologies and characteristics of the modern man-made specialty fibers mainly developed in Japan.  Since the production of many low-cost man-made fibers shifted to China and other Asian countries, Japanese companies have focused on production of high-quality, high-performance super fibers as well as highly functionalized fibers so-called ‘Shin-gosen’.  ZylonTM and DyneemaTM manufactured by Toyobo, TechnoraTM produced by Teijin, and VectranTM developed by Kuraray are those examples of super fibers.  Carbon fibers ToraycaTM from Toray have occupied the most advanced high-performance application area.  Various types of polyester fibers having design-shaped cross-sections and special fiber morphologies and those showing specific physico-chemical properties have also been developed to acquire a high-value textile market of the world.

This book describes how these high-tech fibers have been developed and what aspects are the most important in each fiber based on its structure-property relationship.  Famous specialists both in industry and academia are responsible for the contents, explaining the design concepts and the special technologies for the production of these special fibers.  For university teachers and students, this volume is an excellent textbook that elucidates the basic concepts of modern fibers.  At the same time, researchers, both in academia and industry, will find a comprehensive overview of recent man-made fibers.

This publication, presenting the most easily understandable general survey of specialty man-made fibers to date, is dedicated to the 70th-anniversary of the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan.


Dyneema Fiber Industry in Japan Functional Fibers Man-made Fibers Speciality Fibers Super Fibers Vectran Zylon

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