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Fiber Reinforcement in Concrete

ABSTRACT Concrete has high compressive strength, stiffness, low thermal and electrical conductivity, but it lacks in tensile, flexural strength as well as structure formed is brittle and not tough. When fibers with small staple length...

Sioen focus on technical textiles for tensile applications

At the Saudi Build fair in October, Sioen will showcase its vast range of technical textiles with special focus on tensile architecture applications. Sioen will present fabrics for tensile architecture divided into four distinct ranges...

SylvanSport’s ultra-versatile camping

SylvanSport offers outdoor enthusiasts some of the lightest, most versatile trailers in the business. Now it's teaming up with Goal Zero to bring solar power to its flagship gear-hauling, overnighting GO trailer. The trailer...
textil bau techtextil

Textil Bau – perfection and elegance of membrane structures

Your professional partner of membrane structures. Textil Bau is a company that designs and implements projects in the area of textile architecture. It is famous for building and realizing a hard structure membrane all over...
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...
concrete

Concrete construction made with textile form

The first object made by using a new technique of building with a textile form as its basis has been presented on a display in Mexico City. The mentioned technique allows creating even more...
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...

Eden Project is being developed in China

Grimshaw Architects, the London-based firm who created the first Eden Project in Cornwall, have just signed up to build a second version of the giant geodesic domes in China. Although the Eden project design...

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

  https://youtu.be/e5KanbWf6Jo SelgasCano's pavilion, which opens to the public later this week, consists of two layers of coloured ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) plastic wrapped around a white steel frame. "The whole pavilion for us was a kind of...

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...
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