Advanced fibre is a term used to describe any reinforcing fibres characterized by either extraordinary strength, modulus or resistance to high temperature; beyond those more well-known such as polyester, nylon, glass, etc. Read more..
Basalt fibres made from rock solidified from volcanic lava are suggested by some as the alternative to glass. Until recently, they were used solely in the form of basalt ‘wool’ for thermal insulation purposes, however, new technology open for making them into thin wire fibres. Read more..
Ceramics are the latest in a series of new materials earmarked for use as fibres. Many of them are oxides, with similar drawbacks as properties and drawbacks as glass, carbon and basalt fibres; usually have a very high melting temperature, which increases the difficulty of manufacture and hence the ecological impact. Read more..
Composite fabrics is a term used to describe an engineered fabric with two or more different types of fibres composed in a sheath-core or side-side relation. Often one component is a strong fiber such as carbon, fiberglass or Kevlar, that gives the material its tensile strength, Read more..
It still does not exist an official fibre to fabric engineering title for this vastly wide and large industry segment as it was never undertaken by pro textile associations. However, it can be described as the following; Fibre to fabric engineering can be defined as an interdisciplinary field in which scientific principles, tools of mathematics, engineering techniques, chemistry, physics and other physical sciences are applied in multiplicity of creative textile applications. Read more..