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Textile Research

    Naturevolume 128page193 (1931) | Download Citation



    THE report of the proceedings of the Imperial Wool Research Conference, 1930, recently published, contains the recommendations of the Conference, with observations on them made by the Imperial Conference, and the papers and addresses given at the Conference, some of which have already been noted in NATURE. A further paper by Mr. A. Frobisher, secretary of the Wool Industries Research Association, entitled “Textile Research on the Continent”, which, owing to the pressure of time, was not read at the Conference, is included as an appendix. This paper gives a brief account of the Deutsches Forschung-institut für Textilindustrie at Dresden, about one-third of the activities of which is devoted to wool problems. At these well-equipped laboratories much fundamental research is carried out under the direction of Dr. Krais, as well as the investigation of purely technological problems, such as the strength and elasticity of yarns, resistance of fabrics to friction, fracture, and folding or creasing. At the Institut für Faserstoffchemie, Berlin-Dahlem, under the direction of Prof. R. Oliver Herzog, pure research on textile fibres is being carried out, the equipment for investigation of the ultimate structure of fibres by X-ray methods being very complete. Excellent facilities are provided for research workers, including visitors from other countries.

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