Reversible all-weather tent

January 1st, 2019

Cool in the summer, warm in the winter and waterproof in a rainstorm, the weatherHYDE tent is built for people who like to enjoy the great outdoors all year long. In fact, maker Billion Bricks Ltd., a Singapore-based nonprofit design and technology studio, also envisions the tent as a humanitarian response to a serious problem—global […]

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Lilienthalhaus building uses ETFE roof for natural light

April 1st, 2018

Lilienthalhaus, a new building at the Braunschweig Research Airport in Braunschweig, Germany, is named after pioneer aviator Otto Lilienthal. Known as the “flying man,” Lilienthal was the first person to successfully carry out unpowered flights. The designation is fitting; the design of the four-story building embodies the same inventive spirit as the adventurous pilot. Designed […]

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Advanced shade control in the Be Open building

March 1st, 2018

The unique façade of the Be Open building, the showpiece of a new complex in Paris’ Rive Gauche development area, features an undulating form that seems to change in color and shape as the sun and sky evolve throughout the day. Designed by the architectural firm Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés, Be Open’s edifice is […]

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Examining UV-curable inkjet printing

May 1st, 2008

UV-curable inkjet printing has been available for a while now, and the number of printers using UV-curable inks consistently grows. Yet, in inkjet printing, the total number of printers is very small compared to solvent and other types of inkjet printing. Although UV-curable inkjet is exciting and seems to have the potential for growth, there […]

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Ticona unveils UV-stabilized Riteflex thermoplastic polyester elastomer

May 1st, 2008

Ticona Engineering Polymers, Atlanta, Ga., recently unveiled its new UV-stabilized Riteflex thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPC-ET) for monofilamentsat Techtextil North America 2008. It represents an ultraviolet (UV) and weathering solution for office furniture, auto interior, and outdoor products that must stand up to the harsh abuse of light and weathering. SOURCE Ticona Engineering Polymers

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