Varstiff® is a new and innovative materials technology that provides a “smart” textile, capable of infinity states of flexibility and stiffness.
Capabilities that are variable and can alternate as a result of applying vacuum within the material. Under atmospheric pressure, it is flexible and behaves like a fabric that can be easily molded into 2D and 3D shapes. Once a moderate vacuum is applied, the material becomes rigid achieving a hardness that can be compared with some plastics such as HDPE. Once the vacuum is released, the structure fully returns to the initial flexible state. The process is instant, easily reversible and can be repeated as many times as needed.
Varstiff® has demonstrated its ability to generate new or improved products.
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