The eagerly awaited new encyclopaedia for the textile industry is finally here. It was designed to bring some order into the confusion of technical terms in the sector. It consists of three volumes containing in alphabetical order the latest research findings from all technical disciplines of textile finishing and their practice-related application. Clear, coloured illustrations, numerous cross references, and around 16000 keywords serve for faster comprehension and conveyance of expert knowledge. By virtue of its interdisciplinary character, this reference book is an irreplaceable aid for users from all fields of textile industry. No textile engineer and library should be without it.