Sunday, November 29, 2009
Material of the Year 2009: Concrete Cloth
The Material of the Year 2009 goes to UK Company Concrete Canvas and their invention of Concrete Cloth.
Material ConneXion, a materials consultancy, has recognized Concrete Canvas and their creation of a cement-like material that actually looks like fabric. The material can be shaped and formed in any way, and then with the addition of water, it'll harden like cement. Concrete Cloth is both fireproof and waterproof, and it is expected to be used in the military and with disaster-relief situations.
Concrete Cloth demonstrates the advancements in fabric technology. It also shows "potential to make a significant contribution to the advancement of design, industry, society and economy."