About the book
Fiber material is a representative sustainable polymer material, widely used for clothing apparel and industrial purposes. Among such materials, natural fiber is known as a polymer material for clothing and textile manufacturing, leading a new era by grafting connected technology that includes everything from the primary function to the advanced and hybrid functions by convergence of the artificial intelligence (AI) through functional specialization. In particular, it is playing a role as a leading material on the new horizon of the ICT convergence smart technology by being connected to the emotional engineering and IT technology.
This book aims to introduce natural fibers by classifying them into industrial streams: Up-Stream (Molecular Design), Middle-Stream (Manufacturing Method), and Down-Stream (Products and Uses). The book will also explore the possibility of creating new application target of smart, advanced, and hybrid materials, as well as the divergence effects based on the connected technology.