COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT SPACER TEXTILES
By the use of spacer textiles and the combination of different materials, multifunctional products with innovative features can be achieved. The riser and lifting cushions developed by members of the AFBW are an example thereof. With the aid of a small compressor, riser cushions can be raised up to 7 cm, thereby significantly facilitating the process of standing up from chairs, armchairs or beds. This principle is also used in lifting cushions, which provide relief to employees when lifting heavy objects. Spacer textiles make it possible.
COMPLEX FORMS AND FUNCTIONS BY 3D SPACER FABRICS
The jacquard weaving technique allows the implementation of complex 3D-figures and designs. Due to the woven three-dimensional structure, the form can be precisely defined and implemented at each individual point. So-called spacers in the fabric are able to control the stretching of the material when it is exposed to pressure - tailor-made to meet the customer's specific requirements. Perfect pressure and air distribution is thus guaranteed. Many other properties can also be adapted to meet individual requirements. This is the basis for many product ideas with new features and surprising designs.
MULTI-LAYER STRUCTURES OF SPACER FABRIC; WOVEN OR KNITTED
Depending on the intended use, spacer textiles can be produced in material thicknesses from 1 to 200 mm. They offer many opportunities for enhanced comfort energy optimisation and weight-saving. Possible materials are polyester and polyamide, but also high-tech fibres such as glass filament or carbon fibres. By resinating or bonding, multifunctional composite materials can be developed.