Advanced Knitting Technology provides complete coverage of the latest innovations and developments in knitting technology, including emerging methods as well as the latest best practice for classical processes. Many technologies can be used for the production of cloth such as weaving, knitting, nonwoven, and braiding. Knitting methods are being selected for a growing range of applications due to the spectacular properties of knitted fabric, such as softer tactile quality, higher stretchability, bulkiness, and functional properties that compare favorably with other woven fabrics. Beyond the well-known apparel applications, specially designed knitted structures are uniquely suitable for high performance applications like reinforcement for composites, medical implants, and geotextiles.
This book presents recent advances in knitting technology, including structures, properties and applications of knitted fabrics in modern apparel, activewear, composites, medical textiles, and geotextiles. With reference to the latest industry practice, testing, quality and process control methods for knitting technologies are discussed.
Advanced Knitting Technology covers recent advances in knitting technology, properties and performance of knitted structures, their applications in apparel and technical fields.
1 Introduction to advances in knitting technology 2 Recent developments in knitting technology 3 Mechanics of loop formation in plain weft knitting machinery 4 Innovation and technology of knitted apparels 5 Yarns for knitting and their selection 6 Use of AI and machine learning techniques in knitting 7 Use of CAD in knitted apparels 8 Production of seamless knitted apparels 9 Process control in knitting 10 Knitted active wears 11 Innovation and technology of knitted intimate apparels 12 Knitted geotextiles 13 Warp knitting for preparation of high-performance apparels 14 Application of knitted fabrics in textile structural composites 15 Application of knitted fabrics in medical textiles 16 Chemical processing of knitted fabrics 17 Sustainable dyeing and printing of knitted fabric with natural dyes 18 Assessment of comfort and quality of knitted apparels 19 Testing and evaluation of knitted fabrics 20 Sustainability analysis for knitting process and products