Textile products are classified into products for clothing, household, and technical textiles. Products for clothing and household goods such as curtains, textile wallpapers, fabrics, furniture, carpets, and so on can be easily defined. Textiles that do not fit into these categories may be considered technical textiles. Technical textiles are products designed to perform a specific function. In this category are the woven fabrics presented in this chapter, such as webbings or woven fabrics used to produce reinforcing elements of composite materials.
Part of the book: Textiles for Advanced Applications