Examples from spider silk to the self-cleaning lotus are used to illustrate how biomimetics can be applied to a range of applications. This exciting new book discusses the principles, production and properties of biomimetics. Chapters explore a variety of biological influences from animal furs and horsetail to plant stems as well as the future trends set to have an impact on the next generation of textiles and clothing design. A chapter on bionic developments based on textile materials for technical applications completes the volume with a summary of research activities in environmental and energy technology further emphasising the advantages of mimicking nature.
Written by a distinguished team of international authors, Biologically inspired textiles is a valuable reference for textile technologists, fibre scientists, textile manufacturers and others in academia.
The book is edited by Albert Abbott and Michael Ellison of Clemson University.