Three-dimensional textiles for protective clothing

D. Sun1; X. Chen2    1 Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK2 The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK


Three-dimensional (3D) textiles have been made attractive in the application of protective clothing due to the enhanced mechanical properties in the thickness direction of the fabrics in comparison to two-dimensional fabrics. This chapter describes various 3D woven structures and manufacturing techniques that have been investigated in developing such 3D woven structures. Some of the interesting research results from different 3D woven fabrics used for protective clothing such as soft body armour for police and military personnel and police helmet and body armour ventilation ...

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