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.

Counts toward the Fiber Science and Fashion Studies minors.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:FSAD 1350 001-LEC
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 11-29, 2022

Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.

Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.

Final exam/project due:Friday July 29, 1 PM - 3:30 PM / Warren Hall B02 (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 1 PM - 3:30 PM / Warren Hall B02
Mode of instruction:In person
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Goodge, K. (keg222)
Max. enroll:15

Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

See Dates & Deadlines.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.