Course description

This course introduces the properties and performance of textile materials and processes for FSAD majors and provides a general overview of the textile industry from a scientific perspective. Focus is on materials used in apparel and home furnishing markets. This course may also be used to fill a science requirement for non-FSAD majors in Human Ecology. Chemistry and mechanics of typical materials and processes used in the textile industry will be addressed with emphasis placed on the relationship between the materials and processes used and the final properties of the fabric.

Outcome 1: Fibers:
Understand the basic processes for forming textile fibers.
Understand the basic chemistry of polymers used to form textile fibers.
Understand the relationship between chemistry and processing of fibers and the fiber properties and end uses.

Outcome 2: Fabrics:
Be able to identify yarn structures and the relationship of the structure to properties and end uses.
Recognize major types of fabric formation including knitting, weaving and nonwoven.
Understand how fiber content and yarn and fabric structure relate to end properties of the fabric.

Outcome 3: Dyeing and Finishing:
Recognize how finishing processes can be used to enhance fabric properties.
Understand the basic finishing processes such as desizing, scouring and bleaching.
Understand basic chemistry of flame retardant, stain resistant and water repellant finishes.
Recognize various dyeing and printing processes used on fabrics.
Understand basic relationship between fiber chemistry and dyeing chemistry.


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Previously offered classes

Summer 2020: Online course

Section ID:FSAD 1350 001-LEC
Class dates:July 13-31, 2020
Due date:Friday July 31, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Kozen, F. (fhk2)
Max. enroll:39
Notes:FSAD 1350 counts toward the Minors in Fashion Studies and Fiber Science.
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.