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Textile Reinforced Concrete Conquers the Leisure Sector

 A new high-tech material will soon become part of urban furnishings and garden equipment: textile reinforced concrete. The comparatively lightweight composite material, which has already been used for first bridges and façades in Saxony, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia, is just a few centimeters thick in case of table, chair & bench.

The principle using layers of fiber glass or carbon fibers as an alternative concrete reinforcement is based on varied exploratory research conducted in Chemnitz and at two collaborative research centers of universities in Dresden and Aachen. A start-up founded by product designers and architects in Dresden intends to offer nicely shaped seating furniture made of textile reinforced concrete for the first time in small series starting from autumn 2010. This furniture is to make the revolutionary building material respectable in the true sense of the word.

 

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