Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Fibres I

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Ružica Brunšek, Assist. Prof.
Ph. D. Edita Vujasinović, Prof.
Study, Module Textile Technology and Engineering - undergraduate, Module Engineering Design and Management of Textiles
Textile Technology and Engineering - undergraduate, Module Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology
Textile Technology and Engineering - undergraduate, Module Clothing Engineering
Textile Technology and Engineering - undergraduate, Module Textile and Clothing Design for Industry
Course summary 6 (3+3+0)
Knowledge verification preliminary exam, oral exam
Lecture type lectures, practice
Exercise type laboratory practice
Subject content Hierarchic classification of fibres. Recognition of fibres as textile raw material and possibilities of their processing and use. Basic knowledge on microfibrile and morphological structure of natural and synthetic fibres. Primary and secondary fibre properties. Synthetic fibre generation basics. Natural fibres and conventional synthetic fibres, production, chemical and morphological structure, characteristic properties, quality, products, commercial nomenclature, properties in use. Fibre mixtures and their properties. Ecology of fibre production. Psychophysiological comfort of textiles. Laboratory practice is individual, developing conclusion ability on characteristic fibre properties, conceptually related to the lectures.
Aim of course The acquired knowledge enables the student to distinguish particular fibre types. The ability is developed to determine the basic suitability of textile application in relation to its composition and to anticipate its behaviour in every-day use and maintenance. Based on the knowledge acquired in the laboratory, the student may perform a qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex textile materials. The student is also prepared for further learning in the field of fibres at the graduate level.
Literature necessary for course R.Čunko, M.Andrassy: Vlakna, sveučilišni udžbenik, ZRINSKI d.d., Čakovec, 2005.
BISFA – Terminology of man-made fibres, 2000 Edition
Supplement literature Faserstoff-Tabellen nach P. A. Koch, Technischen Hochschule Aachen
Čunko R., D. Raffaelli, I. Šmit: Vlakna, Tehnička enciklopedija, Sv. 13. st. 500 –527, LZ “M. Krleža”, Zagreb 1997.
Selection of form domestic and international papers