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Billy Hunter

Let’s take a quick look at what’s been happening on Innovation in Textiles over the last few days. A start-up Netherlands-based company called Elasol, established in 2012, has developed a technology that uses an innovative elastic, warp-knit textile in an intelligent system to help balance sunlight, shade, temperature and humidity in greenhouses. In Knitted screen offers flexible light management for greenhouses, Debra Cobb looks at the technology and the people behind OMBRA-DLS - there are some great images and a super video animation which shows how the product actually works in greenhouses.

9th April 2013

Billy Hunter
 |  Manchester

Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable, Interiors, Construction, Civil Engineering, Industrial, Packaging, Agriculture

Let’s take a quick look at what’s been happening on Innovation in Textiles over the last few days.

A start-up Netherlands-based company called Elasol, established in 2012, has developed a technology that uses an innovative elastic, warp-knit textile in an intelligent system to help balance sunlight, shade, temperature and humidity in greenhouses. In Knitted screen offers flexible light management for greenhouses, Debra Cobb looks at the technology and the people behind OMBRA-DLS - there are some great images and a super video animation which shows how the product actually works in greenhouses. 

Adrian Wilson’s On The Floor column this month comes from the JEC composites show in Paris - Au naturel for next wave composites gives an overview of the latest innovations showcased in Paris including Hexcel’s  contribution to the Airbus A350, a special JEC award for BMW and a look at flax fibre in composites.

In Communicating the future of man-made fibres, we take a look at this year’s Dornbirn-Man-Made Fibers Congress (MFC), the leading conference for the man-made fibres industry; the event takes place for the 52nd time in Dornbirn, Austria from 11-13 September. Over 100 papers will address key industry issues under the banner - ‘Communicating the Future of Man-Made Fibers’. Around 800 delegates are expected to attend and readers can download the preliminary programme in the article.

Also in the In the news: Voith Paper partners with Trützschler Nonwovens - Wallcoverings focus for Ahlstrom - New line of Typar construction geotextiles - Zero manufacturing waste at 45 P&G sites and Alexium wins US Marines FR fabrics contract.

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