Textiles: Utilities, fibres and yarns 212

Module code TKS 212
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Utility aspects: basic components of textiles, consumer decision making, utility aspects that include durability, comfort, maintenance, health/safety/protection and aesthetic aspects. Fibres and yarns: Fibre structure and performance including textile chemistry, fibre morphology and formation, fibre properties, classification and identification. Yarn structure and performance (including spun yarns, filament yarns, compound and novelty yarns).

Module credits 14.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 3 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English is used in one class
Academic organisation Consumer Science
Period of presentation Semester 1

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