Help! A resource for fiber identification characteristics???

Sherri B. Saines of Alden Library at Ohio University asked me to post the following  message.  Please respond to the blog, if possible, so all our members may benefit.  (Sandra / FTC SIG Moderator – sjley@pima.edu)

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Here’s my question: I’m looking for a source that easily lays out fiber identification characteristics for heat, chemical reaction, etc.  I can find bits of this info in several dictionaries (Fairchild, Humphries, Jerge)  and handbooks, and “Handbook of Fiber Chemistry” is too much for our intro students.  Any suggestions for a source that easily collates all these characteristics?

Sherri B. Saines

Reference and Instruction Librarian

First-Year Outreach Librarian

Liaison to: Human and Consumer Sciences Education, University College, Linguistics, and Women’s and Gender Studies

Alden Library

Ohio University

Athens, Ohio 45701

Saines@ohio.edu

740-593-9587

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4 thoughts on “Help! A resource for fiber identification characteristics???

  1. AMFI’s textile expert Chris Koeleman gave me the following recommendation:

    Books:
    Textiles / Sara J. Kadoph [already mentioned]
    http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Textiles/9780135007594.page

    Clothing Technology : … from fibre to fashion / Hannelore Eberle
    http://www.clothing-technology.de/
    >> EU-centered, so terminology may differ from US.

    Internet:
    D276-12 Standard Test Methods for Identification of Fibers in Textiles
    http://enterprise.astm.org/filtrexx40.cgi?+REDLINE_PAGES/D276.htm

    Standard Test Methods for Identification of Fibers in Textiles
    http://astm.stii.dost.gov.ph/Section7/07.01/PDF/D276.pdf

    FiberSource
    http://www.fibersource.com/
    >>> interesting, but not very complete.

  2. Here are two older titles that we keep on hand for answering such questions. The first of these most resembles the kind of text you’re looking for. Sadly, it was last published in 1982.

    1. Understanding Fabrics by Debbie Gioello http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8777936

    2. Handbook of Textile Fibres (two volumes) by J. Gordon Cook http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54755054

    I would like to thank our Ref Assistant, Nicole, for her legwork on this matter.

  3. You might try Textiles by Kadolph. It is the standard text and has several good charts in the first couple sections about fiber characteristics.

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