Civil engineering and building industry are an integral part of the development of human society as they involve the planning, design, building, operation, and maintenance of infrastructure. The venturing of technical textiles or high-performance textiles in this sector has given a great impetus to the quality of construction.
These textiles are used in the construction of buildings, dams, bridges, tunnels and roads and collectively comprise the “Buildtech” sector. They offer mechanical properties such as lightness, strength and resilience as well as resistance to many factors such as creep, degradation by chemicals and pollutants in the air or rain and other construction material as well as the effects of sunlight and acid. These textiles play an important role in the modernization of infrastructure.
Some of the major products covered under this sector are used in ;
- Hoardings and Signages
- Scaffolding Nets
- Awnings and canopies
- Architectural membranes
- Roofing materials