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Construction & Architecture

  • 11th April 2013

    Innovation - the path forward

    Perspectives by Bill Smith - a new regular column for Innovation in Textiles. When I began my consulting practice in 1986, I discovered a book called “Innovation – The Attackers Advantage” (Summit Books) by Richard Foster, then a Director of the major c...

  • 9th April 2013

    Au naturel for next wave composites

    Despite having only really emerged since the 1940s, the value of the worldwide composites market is now estimated to be worth an annual €77 billion and to account for around 550,000 jobs worldwide. ...

  • 5th April 2013

    New line of Typar construction geotextiles

    Typar Geosynthetics, a division of Fiberweb Inc., is introducing a new line of AASHTO Class geotextiles at Geosynthetics 2013 which took this week in Long Beach, California, from 1-4 April. According to the company, the new geotextiles line was manufactured fr...

  • 5th April 2013

    Communicating the future of man-made fibres

    The Dornbirn-Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC), the leading conference for the man-made fibres industry, will take place for the 52nd time in Dornbirn, Austria from 11-13 September 2013, where over 100 papers will address key industry issues under the banner - ...

  • 4th April 2013

    Knitted screen offers flexible light management for greenhouses

    Horticulture in the Netherlands is big business. Not only is the country an international leader in flowers, plants, bulbs, and food products; it is also in innovator in solutions for greenhouse horticulture. According to the NL Agency, a division of the Minis...

  • 2nd April 2013

    Teijin to accelerate business incubation

    Teijin is to establish a specialized department to accelerate materials business incubation through technology acquisitions and alliances with immediate effect. The new Technology Alliance Development Department, established under Teijin’s New Business Devel...

  • 27th March 2013

    Additive injection and mixing in modern spinning plants

    Statistics reveal that spinning line capacities are becoming increasingly large The majority of recent installations for polyester have been spinning lines directly connected to a common reactor. Lines of this kind are economically prudent, although flexibili...

  • 25th March 2013

    Techtextil: Stand design incorporates innovative fabrics

    Karl Mayer will be presenting two new innovations at Techtextil 2013, which takes place from 11 to 13 June in Frankfurt. The German company’s Warp Knitting Business Unit has developed acoustic-damping warp-knitted spacer fabrics which will be integrated into...

  • 20th March 2013

    Cost effective biodegradable nonwovens from paper and cardboard

    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a process that it says enables recycled paper and cardboard to be used as a raw material for cost effective nonwovens. Hygiene and home care products, such as nappies, sanitary towels and cleaning cloths, ...

  • 14th March 2013

    New report on Latin American nonwovens

    A comprehensive new report entitled Latin American Nonwoven Markets: Trends, Forecasts, and Analysis 2012-2017 is now available from INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. ...

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Construction & Architecture features news and comment on novel technical textiles for building and construction applications and on functional and aesthetic textiles specified in architectural projects.