Fibrous materials are used in almost all kinds of sports, both in equipment and clothing for sports. These materials offer several advantageous properties such as reduced weight, better mechanical performance, durability, elasticity and others, tending to increase athlete’s performance.
In architecture, fibrous materials offer very interesting degrees of freedom with respect to their properties such as ease of handling, lightness and flexibility, giving the opportunity to an architect for taking an innovative approach.
Fibrous materials offer very interesting solutions for the construction industry in applications such as concrete reinforcement, soil stabilization, and thermal and acoustic insulation.
Fibrous materials for medical applications are used in products specially designed to meet specific needs in health-care and well-being areas, being suitable for medical, surgical and post-surgical treatments. The materials applied in this area possess properties such as: flexibility, strength, biocompatibility, and porosity, among other characteristics.
Fibrous materials are used in personal protection to protect the user from dangerous environmental effects that may result in damage or even lead to death. These materials have applications in many other professional activities such as military, police, firefighters, welders, biologists, gardeners, electricians and workers from oil platforms, representing real benefits such as greater comfort, wellbeing and safety.
Fibrous materials are used in various transport systems to promote comfort, improve safety, weight reduction and, consequently, reduction of CO2 emissions. These materials are used in air transportation systems, ground systems as well as marine systems.