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Textile Chemistry

The chemistry of textiles and fibres.


Textile chemistry is a branch of chemistry and a highly spezialized field that applies the basic principles of chemistry to the understanding of textiles and textile materials and to their functional and esthetic modification into useful and desirable items.

Below you will find online available information on the chemistry of textiles and commercially available textile auxiliaries.

See also: chemistry of dyes.

Content, Topics

General Information

Colour and Textile Chemistry
A lucky career choice. Article by David M. Lewis - Format: PDF

Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Chemical Safety in Textile Finishing
Guidance notes - Format: PDF

Chemistry of Fibres, Textiles and Garments
Lecture notes

Clothes and Textiles
Chemicals in our life

Different types of dyes with chemical structure

Dyeing of fabrics
Notes: chemistry of fibres, textiles and garments

Synthetic Fibers
Organic Chemical Process Industry. EPA, USA - Format: PDF

Textile Chemical Processing
Students handbook and practical manual - Format: PDF

Textile Chemistry
... and dyeing - Format: PDF

Textile Chemistry
A detailed overview - Format: PDF

Textile Chemistry Developments

Textile Fibres
Textile Technology knowledge series I - Format: PDF

Textile Fibres
Classification and general properties - Format: PDF

Textile industry waste water
Methods of minimizing, reusing and cleaning textile waste water. Notes in German - [d]

Textile Notes
… related to fiber, yarn, fabric knowledge, spinning, weaving, processing, projects, knitting, Indian Traditional Textiles and denim manufacturing

Textile Spinning
Textile Technology knowledge series II - Format: PDF

Textiles Treatment
Lecture notes: chemistry of textiles

Special Information

Cellulose Fibres
Chemistry of garments - Format: PDF

Man-made fibres
eBooklet: Terminology of man-made fibres. BISFA, 2006 - Format: PDF

Man-made fibres
Classification in an overview - Format: PDF

Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
A comprehensive guide on TPUs

Historical Facts and Documents

Synthetic Fibers and Textiles
Historical document from 1942 of the Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science - Format: PDF

Data and Databases

Technical Database for the Textile Industry

Toxicology and Medicinal Chemistry

Synthetic Vitreous Fibers
Toxicological Profile. ATSDR, USA


Chemical Fibers International
Bi-monthly technical journal for the man-made fiber and allied industries. Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH

Fibre Chemistry
... publishes original research and review articles of Russian-speaking authors in the field of man-made fibre production and application. Springer

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
IJCST is widely regarded as an essential resource by clothing and industry experts. Emerald, USA

Russian Journal of Textile Chemistry
A journal for theoretical and experimental chemistry of textile materials, natural and synthetic leather and fur

Textile Research Journal
... is devoted to the dissemination of fundamental, theoretical and applied scientific knowledge in materials, chemistry, manufacture and system sciences related to fibers, fibrous assemblies and textiles. Sage Publications


American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
... is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC, USA

American Fiber Manufacturers Association
AFMA is the trade association for U.S. companies that manufacture synthetic and cellulosic fibers. American Composites Manufacturers Association ACMA

European Apparel and Textile Organisation
EURATEX's main objective is to promote the interests of its members while taking into account the European Union's institutional framework and its international obligations

International association of man-made fibre producers
BISFA establishes terminology of man-made fibres for the continuous improvement of intercompany, customer and consumer communications

International Rayon and Synthetic Fibres Committee
CIRFS is the representative body for the European man-made fibre industry

International Wool Textile Organisation
IWTO is the international body representing the interests of the world's wool-textile trade and industry

Italy: Assofibre Cirfs Italia
... is the Association of Federchimica which represents Italian man-made fibre manufacturers

Japan Chemical Fibers Association

The Textile Institute
The worldwide professional association for people working with fibres and fabrics, clothing and footwear, interior and technical textiles

USA: National Textile Center
NTC is a research consortium of eight universities of the USA


Last update: 15.11.2022

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