Textiles in Architecture: Materials suppliers for building and construction describes international companies that weave, knit, coat, bond or finish fabrics used in building and construction. Some of these fabrics are visible from the outside or inside; others are integrated into walls, ceilings or flooring.
Sun and weather protection as well as light and temperature regulation are the main applications for the fabrics produced by the companies featured in this new publication.
Written by internationally respected textile journalist Claudia Ollenhauer, this in-depth report, with more than 150 pages and over 20 tables includes detailed profiles of around 30 companies and shorter profiles of more than 40 other suppliers, as well as a glossary of relevant abbreviations, a list of exemplary brands and a list of the most important standards applicable in this field.
Publication date May 2011
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High-strength, high-modulus textile fabrics are increasingly being used in the building and construction industry as a replacement for more traditional materials, such as wood, concrete, masonry and steel. As a result, the current global market for “Buildtech” technical textiles is estimated at US$12.7bn. The mechanical properties of fabrics made with aramid, carbon and glass fibres, combined with cross-linking resin systems to form a composite, provide civil engineers with a range of new materials that offer high strength to weight, high stiffness to weight and extreme flexibility in design and use. Fabrics for sun protection made of polyester and combined with PVC or PTFE coatings offer many applications and provide function combined with design to modern architecture, where flexible roofs and wallcoverings are a highlight.
• the current and future market for architectural textiles
• key trends and leading suppliers in the industry
• principal drivers for building and construction textiles
• innovative materials and technologies – fibres, yarns and fabrics and their production methods, as well as resin systems
• future trends for textiles used in architecture
The publication also includes a glossary of relevant technical terms and abbreviations.
The report features around 30 profiles of leading suppliers of architectural textiles and other textile-based materials used in building and construction, including: