Cut Protective Textiles is a comprehensive guide to the background theory, industrial testing methods, regulations, applications and material characteristics important to those working with cut protective textiles. This book will help readers understand the pitfalls of assessing cut performance and how to translate that understanding into innovative concepts for their research or product development. Detailed coverage of the properties of cut resistant textiles includes information on fibers, yarns and fabrics, providing a valuable resource for a wide range of researchers and practitioners. The book's comparisons will help clear up confusion caused by different testing methods.
Finally, the inclusion of methodologies for the creation of cut protective articles will help readers make full use of this book in a practical setting.
About the Author: Daniel (Xuedong) Li, PhD in Chemistry, is currently a Fellow in System Design and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He was previously global technology leader for Textile Coating at Covestro Polymers (formerly Bayer MaterialScience). Daniel has more than 18 years industrial R&D experience, working for companies including Henkel, GE, DuPont and Covestro. Most of Daniel's career so far has been with DuPont, where he spent nearly 12 years in the field of advanced fiber. Daniel has spent a significant amount of time researching possible applications of aramid fibers including for rubber reinforcement, personal protection, composites, and wire and cable reinforcement.