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Identification of Textile Fibers

Identification of Textile Fibers

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About the Book
The identification of fibers is important to the textile industry, forensic science, fashion designers and historians among others. Identifying fibers involves observing the physical and chemical properties of the fiber for which there are a wide diversity of instruments available. This book provides a comprehensive review of fiber structure, the diversity of instruments available to identify fibers and applicications for a range of industries.

The first part of the book examines the main fibers, their structure and characteristics. Part two focuses on methods of fiber identification, ranging from microscopic to DNA analysis. Specific applications, including how textiles are identified in forensic investigations.

Identification of textile fibers is an important text for forensic scientists, police and lawyers who may be involved with the use of textile fibers to provide evidence in criminal cases. It will also be relevant for textile designers, technologists and inspectors wishing to assess fiber quality and understand fiber damage.
About the Author: Max Houck is Director of the Forensic Science Initiative and Director of Forensic Business Development at West Virginia University. He serves on the editorial boards of the "Journal of Forensic Sciences" and the "Journal of Forensic Identification."

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781845692667
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Publisher Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Height: 240 mm
No of Pages: 396
Series Title: Woodhead Publishing Textiles
Weight: 708 gr
ISBN-10: 1845692667
Publisher Date: 30 Jan 2009
Binding: Hardback
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 34 mm
Width: 164 mm
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