Wo­ven wil­low fil­a­ment-re­in­forced plas­tic with vari­able fab­ric den­si­ty for façade el­e­ments in tex­tile tim­ber con­struc­tion

BAU KUNST ERFIN­D­EN and the De­part­ment of Plas­tics Tech­nol­o­gy at the In­sti­tute of Ma­te­rials Tech­nol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kas­sel are co­op­er­at­ing in the VO­TO re­search pro­ject. The aim of the re­search pro­ject is to de­vel­op a com­posite ma­te­rial con­sist­ing of a ther­mo­plas­tic ma­trix and fab­rics embedd­ed in it, made from our solid wood threads. Re­cip­ro­cal­ly to the tech­ni­cal and aes­thet­ic ma­te­rial prop­er­ties, we are cre­at­ing a de­sign for a cur­tain-type, rear-ven­ti­lat­ed façade, which will be im­ple­ment­ed 1:1 in a test area to­wards the end of the pro­ject. The cen­tral com­po­nent of the re­search is, on the one hand, the opac­i­ty of the façade ma­te­rial as a func­tion of the fab­ric den­si­ty and the plas­tic, and on the other hand, the ma­te­rial de­vel­op­ment and char­ac­teri­sa­tion of the ma­te­rial.

The re­search pro­ject is fund­ed by the Ger­man Fed­er­a­tion of In­dus­trial Re­search As­so­ci­a­tions (AIF) within the frame­work of the In­dus­trial Co­op­er­a­tive Re­search (IGF) fund­ing pro­gramme. (AIF).


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