Types of ballistic fabrics

July 1st, 2008

What is a ballistic fabric? Ballistic has two different meanings when it comes to fabric. First, it can mean the type of material used for soft body armor. These materials are usually woven with high-strength fibers, such as a para-aramid, a high-performance polyethylene (HPPE) or high-modulus polyethylene. Those types of ballistic fabrics have a very […]

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Thermioncool DC cools dark-colored materials

July 1st, 2008

Problem: When exposed to sunlight, dark-colored materials, such as black synthetic lines used for seating, can get uncomfortably hot. Solution: Dark-colored surfaces made with Thermioncool DC, a patent-pending technology developed by Achilles USA Inc., reflect up to 75 percent of the sun’s infrared rays. In-house testing comparing the product with similar dark-colored materials in direct […]

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Structural materials offer benefits for construction engineering

May 1st, 2008

Duraskin® structural materials are designed for construction engineering, and feature high-tensile strength, low mass per unit area, adequate flexibility, and excellent weather resistance. Applications include mechanically and pneumatically supported roofs and hall construction. Depending on the application and requirements, Verseidag-Indutex offers several types of Duraskin based on fabric woven in polyamide, polyester and glass. The […]

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TurtleSkin materials offer personal protection

May 1st, 2008

TurtleSkin® is a family of new patented materials, which are woven with high-strength fibers to be thin, yet protective. TurtleSkin’s weave interlocks aramid fibers so tightly they won’t shift or leave gaps for needles or other fine penetrators to slide past. Less than the thickness of three sheets of paper, the fabric offers personal protection […]

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Bernhardt supplies designer upholstery materials

May 1st, 2008

We have a client specifying Bernhardt Winkraft fabric for an outdoor awning. Is this an awning fabric? Probably not. Bernhardt Design is a supplier of designer upholstery materials. Within the last couple of years, Bernhardt collaborated with Winkrelative to create Winkraft, a line of contemporary materials, including upholstery fabric. From what we can tell, the […]

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