March 19, 2006

Bi-elastic fabric knitted with Teflon and polyester

Jens J. Meyer is a freelance artist who has worked with fabric sculptures and installations since 1992. Highly bi-elastic textiles enable 3-dimensional forming of fabric elements and the realization of sculptural ideas.

Seeking a more durable elastic fabric, Jens collaborated with the ITV textile research institute to combine the UV-resistant qualities of the Teflon-based yarn Tenara (by W. L. Gore) with a new, highly elastic yarn which contains no polyurethane (which degrades in UV light).

Jens succeeded in June 2004 to develop the first test sample of Jelara, and he is now working on production of the material.

Contact: Jens J. Meyer, Essen, Germany.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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