Tetex ABCs: Basalt fibres

Basalt fiber is a material made from extremely fine fibers of basalt, which is composed of the minerals plagioclase, pyroxene, and olivine. It is similar to fiberglass, having better physicomechanical properties than fiberglass, but being significantly cheaper than carbon fiber. It is used...

Denim insulation is a new hot eco-trend

When you’re finished with your favorite pair of jeans, what do you do with them? If you’re like most people, you give them to a younger family member, donate them to a local charity,...

PVC transparent films – what parameters should they have?

Sako Expo has a wide selection of transparent films made of PVC, characterized by durability, which goes hand in hand with the quality. Films are widely used in industry and agriculture. They are used...

Patented overlays on steel profiles – the only ones on the market

The construction of a textile warehouse is a big investment that should be well thought out and planned. However, if we already know that the appropriate space for storing materials or products is essential...
Espacio La Nube: Development of the constructive technique on pneumatic structures

International projects to receive awards in the ‘Textile Structures for New Building’ competition

Techtextil competition for students honours air-inflated halls, tents for refugees, concrete textile and smart façade elements  Whether textile reinforced concrete, fabric for lightweight structures or functional textiles: Techtextil (09 to 12 May 2017), the leading...
transparent bubble tent

Bubble Tent Can Be Setup Anywhere – Great for Stargazing

Transparent outdoor shelter for 1000$ The Bubble Tent is essentially a transparent outdoor shelter, rugged enough for any season, and perfect for stargazing on a clear night's sky. It's made from strong, water-proof and fire-retardant...
Aramid Fiber Fabrics

New Aramid Fiber Fabrics for Protection from Airborne Volcanic Fragments

Teijin Limited announced today that it has developed two new fabrics of Twaron and Technora para-aramid fibers to protect facilities such as lodges and evacuation shelters from airborne volcanic fragments measuring as much as...

The Ultimate in Architectural Accessories – Shape-Shifting Sunshades

These Shape-Shifting Sunshades React To SunlightWhilst the design may be eye-catching, these twin office buildings in Abu Dhabi are actually fitted with stunning shape-shifting sunshades. Built in 2012 the original construction of the 145...
Clamshell tent

Tent you open like a Clamshell

Mollusc dome tent flips open to function as a scenic sunshade Intended as a versatile, all-day shelter for the wilderness, festival or even backyard, the Mollusc tent features a unique, nature-inspired flip-top construction. The dome...
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Giant maze in Belgium

The final touches are added to a 600 sq metre maze of over 80,000 balloons on Friday in Mol - a construction which its creators say is the biggest of its kind. It took...
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