Sew-free technologies for intimate apparel

Kit Lun Yick, C. Y. Hui

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic researchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


The traditional sewing method with thread and needle is not the only way to join individual panels together. Sew-free technologies such as ultrasonic welding, adhesive bonding, and laser engraving and welding have been used to replace sewing in various garment manufacturing processes. The technologies not only improve the seam quality, durability, and appearance of finished garments but also offer flatter seams with a slim and sleek profile, with less abrasion on the wearer's skin. This chapter provides detailed information about sew-free technologies for intimate apparel applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Women's Intimate Apparel Technology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781782423690
ISBN (Print)9781782423904
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2016


  • Adhesive bonding
  • Laser seaming
  • Ultrasonic welding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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