[(Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance )] [Author: Matilda McQuaid] [Jun-2005]

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[(Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance )] [Author: Matilda McQuaid] [Jun-2005]Extreme Textiles Stronger, faster, lighter, safer, smarterthese are the textiles of tomorrow. From the carbon-fiber composite bicycle frame to the cardiac constraint sock and the Mars Pathfinder landing airbags, material innovations surround us. Our landscape, our buildings, our vehicles, our clothes, and our bodies all benefit from these highly engineered performance textiles. Featuring examples of fully realized products from all classes of tec…