Sandwich material resists high temperatures

March 1, 2008

Using technology developed for improving hot-air balloon efficiency called HeiDAS UH , German industrial pneumatic controls company Festo has created a high-temperature resistant sandwich material consisting of flexible polymer films. The laminate of polyimide film is reinforced by aramid filament yarn and holds back high pressure steam with up to 260° C temperature and resists …

Building component using tensioned textiles offers various benefits

This innovative building component uses tensioned textiles to control sound absorption, light transmission and color. The system is based on an aluminum frame with a concealed tensioning mechanism. Adjustable tension also allows installation of curved surfaces. SOURCE Soft Cells

Room dividers act as acoustic barriers

Three dimensional weave fabrics add an extra quality to interior applications such as partitions. Karl Mayer (the German textile machine manufacturer), working with textile designer Judith Winterl, have created room dividers made from spacer fabrics that act as acoustic barriers. Made to order from the textile mill on a machine called HighDistance®, the fabrics can …

Energy curtain collects solar energy

The Swedish Interactive Institute has developed an “Energy Curtain” that collects solar energy during the day and reissues it in the form of LED patterned lights at nighttime. Fabric is embedded with both solar cells and light emitting threads woven into the curtain that display a pattern by night. SOURCE Swedish Interactive Institute

Coated textile fabrics meet demands of sign and advertising industry

January 1, 2008

Decoprint® from DHJ International offers a wide range of versatile coated textile fabrics for both the indoor and short-term outdoor markets. The fabrics offer a range of features for digital inkjet printers (solvent, eco solvent and UV curable) and transfer printers (dye sublimation) aimed at meeting the rigorous demands of the sign and advertising industry. …

Recyclable fabrics produced with renewable energy

Victor Innovatex offers Eco Intelligent® Polyester fabrics that are Cradle to Cradle™ Gold certified from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC). The fabrics are safely and perpetually recyclable and are produced with 100% renewable energy. The fabric is manufactured as antimony-free polyester and uses fully optimized dyes and chemicals. The products are free of chlorine and …

Eco-friendly fabrics made for inkjet printing

3P InkJet Textiles AG offers a full line of eco-friendly value fabrics for inkjet printing. The textiles contain no heavy metals, PVC resins, phthalates or fungicides. Made of 100% polyester, the fabrics have an excellent print-performance ratio, universality for various sublimation, solvent and UV-curable inks and eco-friendliness, and can be used for soft signage, flags …

Mesh systems offer economical, functional design

Mesh systems by Cambridge Architectural offer form, function and economy in one design. System applications include façade, space sculpting, corporate branding, security & safety, solar, ventilation and landscape interiors. A façade system visually differentiates a building exterior while a space sculpting system defines space within open interior or exterior areas. Corporate branding systems present and …

Nonwoven acoustic absorbers offer economical noise reduction

A series of high-performance, low-density, nonwoven acoustic absorbers called Thinsulate™ Compressible (TC) Series High Performance Acoustic Insulation is available from 3M. The acoustic absorbers are recommended for novel designs in traditional applications because they are cavity-filling, compressible and comfortable. Components made with the TC Series compress readily, improving acoustic performance. Also, the designer is able …