TenCate recognized for new water-wicking material
The FabricLink Network has announced its Top 10 Textile Innovations of 2011, including TenCate’s new H2Ri geosynthetic material.
The specialty fabrics industry “depends on the technical innovations of talented product developers and designers,” said Kathy Swantko, president of the FabricLink Network, a website featuring textile networking, education, information, and resources.
H2Ri, developed by TenCate Geosynthetics Americas, is a patented multi-layer, multi-channel wicking fiber that produces a high-tensile woven fabric for road repairs.
The awards judges said the geosynthetic material “provides a significant improvement in stabilizing structures … [its] multi-layer woven construction incorporates a fiber technology to produce a high-tensile modulus and a patented multi-channel wicking fiber technology that alternates in a pattern, which synergizes these characteristics into a single material.”