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Mist against thirst

Searing temperatures and a bone dry atmosphere – the summer of 2018 in Europe was intense. There are, however, countries, where drought is normal. Morocco, for instance. Because of climate change, it has now become so hot and dry there that what little water there is has become very scarce indeed. As a result, textile ... Read more...

Brutal man walking under snowstorm at night lighting his way with lantern (source: Milles Studio/Fotolia)

Dimming down dangers with fibres

Biting cold or extreme heat – humans are pretty delicate beings, who want to be protected against rough external impacts. How to minimise dangers posed by such extreme influences by using fibres, will be demonstrated by textile firms at the end of May at Techtextil North America in Atlanta, Georgia, at a special show entitled ... Read more...

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Textile Light, Sound, Camera, Clapper – aaand Action!

To make a name for yourself in Hollywood you need to look good, be good and have the will to tough it out, three properties that technical textiles clearly also have because they have done it: these little fibres have made it to the very top of the film industry. Take a bow, ‘Carpetlight’, the ... Read more...

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Fibres on summer holiday

The life of glass fibres can be strenuous if, for instance, they strengthen pipelines or revolve in rotor blades. But they can also have a really cool time when it comes to splashing out, amid summer temperatures, in bathing trunks or bikini, in swimming pools, indoor and out. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Solidian Reinforcements for the new Bosporus Bridge

Enormous 320 m bridge pillars, the world’s highest, are rising towards the sky at the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul. During the construction of the pylons, curtain facades with reinforcements from the solidian GmbH, a specialist in textile concrete from Albstadt in Germany, were realized for the Turkish company Fibrobeton that used the elements to build ... Read more...

Pullovers from volcanic rock

The fact that basalt is a volcanic rock doesn’t prevent some people in the textile industry from drawing fibres and manufacturing products from it. The results are sturdy and, at the same time, lightweight constructions – or, indeed, pullovers for offshore wind farms. Ronny Eckert Read more...

The Teflon Pavilion

Even for experts, the term Polytetrafluorethylene is too complicated – but abbreviates to PTFE, which we know in ordinary language as Teflon. And this is the material, also used to make spacesuits for astronauts, in which Dutch star architect, Ben van Berkel has designed a fibre space pavilion. We had a word with him. Ronny ... Read more...