Luxury Animal Fibres Part 1: Hair Fibres from Goats


Riza Atav, PhD – Professor, Corlu Engineering Faculty, Tekirdag Namik Kemal University, Corlu/Tekirdag, Republic of Turkey
Lawrance Hunter, PhD – Professor, Department of Textile Science, Nelson Mandela University, Gqeberha, South Africa

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC055000; SCI070000; TEC021000

Luxury animal fibres, the subject of this book, are related to the niche product area covering low volume big value-added products. Detailed information on luxury animal fibres, is still very limited even though the number of publications on luxury animal fibres have increased in recent years. In this book, after giving an overview of the luxury animal fibres, detailed information is given about the mohair, cashmere and cashgora fibres obtained from animals belonging to the goat family. Firstly, a general introduction is made about the animal that is the source of that fibre and the fibre it gives, and then information about historical background, world production, factors affecting production and yield, classification, microscopic properties, physical properties, chemical properties and end-uses of the fibre in question is given. It was mainly followed the way of explaining the general properties of luxury fibres, as much as possible rather than summarizing the literature even if in some cases it was done so. Although there are several valuable resources in this field, the most important factor that distinguishes this book from others is that it deals with the diverse field a very systematic and comprehensive way for each fibre. In this way, the book is considered to be useful in terms of solving the problem of readers accessing information on various aspects related to luxury hair fibres obtained from animals belonging to the goat family.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables



Chapter 1. An Overview of Luxury Animal Fibres
1.1. Hair Origin
1.2. Secretion Origin

Chapter 2. Luxury Fibres Obtained from the Goats
2.1. Mohair Fibres
2.1.1. Historical Background of Mohair
2.1.2. World Production of Mohair Fibres
2.1.3. Harvesting Mohair Fibres and Factors Affecting Yield
2.1.4. Classification of Mohair Fibres
2.1.5. Microscopic Properties of Mohair Fibres
2.1.6 Physical Properties of Mohair Fibres
2.1.7. Chemical Properties of Mohair Fibres
2.1.8. End-Uses of Mohair Fibres
2.2. Cashmere Fibres
2.2.1. Historical Background of Cashmere
2.2.2. World Production of Cashmere Fibres
2.2.3. Harvesting Cashmere Fibres and Factors Affecting Yield
2.2.4. Classification of Cashmere Fibres
2.2.5. Microscopic Properties of Cashmere Fibres
2.2.6. Physical Properties of Cashmere Fibres
2.2.7. Chemical Properties of Cashmere Fibres
2.2.8. End-uses of Cashmere Fibres
2.3. Fibres of Goat Hybrids
2.3.1. Cashgora Fibres


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