Edited by a leading authority in the field with including contributions from experts worldwide, Biodegradable and Sustainable Fibres explores the manufacture and use of textiles that are beneficial by their biodegradable nature or hold some benefit in being from a sustainable source. After discussing microbial processes in fiber degradation, the book covers major fibre types, the development of synthetic silk, biodegradeable natural fibre composites, nonwovens, geotextiles, and soy bean protein fibres. The final chapter focuses on the history and future of soya bean protein fibres. In this comprehensive and essential resource, each chapter includes references and a discussion of future trends.R. S. Blackburn is the author of 'Biodegradable and Sustainable Fibres', published 2005 under ISBN 9780849334849 and ISBN 0849334845.
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