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The future of natural fibres papers presented at a Shirley Institute Conference on 29-30 November 1977 by Shirley Institute/Wira Joint Conference (1977 Manchester, Eng.)

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Published by Cotton Silk and Man-made Fibres Research Association in Manchester .
Written in English


  • Textile fibers -- Congresses,
  • Fibers -- Congresses

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Includes bibliographical references

SeriesShirley Institute publication ; S28, Shirley Institute publication -- S.28
ContributionsCotton Silk and Man-made Fibres Research Association
The Physical Object
Pagination178 p. :
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14496040M
ISBN 10£10.00

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