Innovative fabric called AEGIS created by LenziEgisto-FF for the construction sector. It's a textile barrier for containing components of secondary construction
Innovative fabric called AEGIS created by LenziEgisto-FF for the construction sector. It's a textile barrier for containing components of secondary construction
Lenzi Egisto FF is based in Prato and it is a very important company for the production of technical textile. Its activity began in 1898 and can count on a very long history in the textile world.
This GP is the result of the long experience of Lenzi Egisto FF in the world of technical textile. In particular, in 2002, in cooperation with a division of the Italian Army, Lenzi developed the innovative NYCO fabric for combat suits, nowadays used not only by the Italian Army, but by many States both in Europe and Extra Europe.
This fabric is characterized by many properties, such as: tensile strength, tear and abrasion resistance, quick drying.
In 2003 Lenzi Egisto has invented and developed a textile perforation resistant insert for safety and military footwear to replace old and uncomfortable steel plates. Thanks to its great comfort, ergonomic and larger protected surface, this material has been a total revolution in Safety Footwear market Worldwide, where is now employed by the majority of Safety Footwear.
On this basis, Lenzi decided to exploit these characteristics to develop an innovative fabric to be used in the construction sector.
The result is the fabric AEGIS which is a textile barrier created to contain components of secondary construction, which has properties of high tenacity, elasticity and flexibilit

Resources needed

This good practice was developed by internal company resources and expertises. Also the equipment for the development of the fabric were internal; part of the testing and analysis were conducted in cooperation with specialised laboratories and research centres located in Prato and in Europe.

Evidence of success

The success of AEGIS is proven by the multiple possible applications of the product such as:
-Lightweight and elastic containment of external infill panels and solution to avoid falling (both on existing Buildings as well as for new buildings)
-Effective protection against Ceiling falls and sinking
-Containing walls and cornices
-Construction of external lanes and cycle paths
-Elastic reinforcement of plasters
These results are demonstrated by laboratories test and industrial applications

Potential for learning or transfer

Lenzi Egisto FF represents a perfect example of a company that invest a lot in research and innovation. In technical textile world, there are several sectors whit very specific needs that can be accomplished only through continuous and specific research activities. In its long history Lenzi has followed this approach reaching the market with winning products in different sectors (shoes, construction, fashion, protective clothing etc.). The successes keys are: attention to the new needs, studying of new technologies, valorisation of skills of internal human resources, deep cooperation with research centres.
Project
Main institution
Tuscany region
Location
Toscana, Italy (Italia)
Start Date
January 2015
End Date
Ongoing

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