Advanced knitting technologies for high-performance apparel

Eliza Power

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Abstract

The chapter provides substantial evidence to support the importance of the knitting sector to technical and medical applications including performance apparel. It details specific examples of advanced knitted structures used in sport, protection and medical applications. Three potential areas for innovation and growth are discussed including compression, footwear and base-layer technologies which are used in extreme environments. New fibres and knitted technologies have been acknowledged which enable novel knitted solutions to complex challenges to be initiated. Creativity, sustainability, innovation and technology are the key to the new industrial era and advanced knitting technologies will not disappoint in the future providing a range of solutions to user and global challenges using smart materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-Performance Apparel
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Development, and Application
EditorsJohn McLoughlin, Tasneem Sabir
PublisherElsevier
Chapter5
Pages113-127
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780081009345
ISBN (Print)9780081009048, 0081009046
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

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    Power, E. (2018). Advanced knitting technologies for high-performance apparel. In J. McLoughlin, & T. Sabir (Eds.), High-Performance Apparel: Materials, Development, and Application (pp. 113-127). (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100904-8.00005-5