Customisable composites

 

Properties such as thermal or sound insulation, water or fire resistance, electrical conductivity or light transmission can be varied as the situation demands through the appropriate choice of substrate and materials applied through printing and fusing. Similarly, the aesthetic can be manipulated to be matt or reflective, smooth or velvet piled. These properties can be combined with shape-memory capabilities and can be reinterpreted in a variety of material weights and sizes. These textiles have application in areas such as sportswear, healthcare, product design, interiors and architecture.