• CALL for contributions TensiNews 39

    3 June 2020

    We invite our TensiNet members to submit for the next TensiNews issue an article, project description, upcoming event, new development, research report or book review.

    Send your contribution to evi.corne@vub.be.

    Deadline Friday 3th July 2020


  • TensiNet Partner Mehler Texnologies® joining Freudenberg Group

    3 June 2020

    Mehler TF400 with Facid frames Cincinatti4

    Textiles to Transform – that is what Mehler Texnologies® has been doing since 1837. A new transformation process has just begun: Mehler Texnologies® is joining the Freudenberg Group with the latter’s acquisition of the Low & Bonar Group.

    The Freudenberg Group is a German privately held diversified group of companies with a strong tradition in textiles. Carl Johann Freudenberg founded his company in Weinheim in 1849. Less than 200 kilometers away and around the same time, Valentin Mehler opened his weaving mill in Fulda.

    Mehler Texnologies® coated technical textiles will enhance Freudenberg’s ample portfolio with complementary products. With the group’s strong financial backing and large R&D commitments, Mehler Texnologies® will gain further strength and looks forward to “Innovating Together” in close collaboration with customers, business partners and the world of science.

    Mehler Texnologies® world-renowned brands VALMEX®, POLYMAR®, AIRTEX® and PLASTEL® will continue to stand for high performance coated textiles transformable into stadium roofs, truck tarpaulins, industrial covers, sun protection, tents, pool covers, boats, flexible containers, building façades and other countless applications. At the same time, Mehler Texnologies® team will continue to provide the same high level of service and commitment to customers: transforming the customers’ needs into coated fabrics, innovating according to future demand and supplying high quality products “Made in Germany”.

    For further information please visit www.mehler-texnologies.com , www.freudenberg-pm.com , www.freudenberg.com



    13 May 2020


    The idea of TensiNet became reality in 1999 as a proposal for a European research project, which ran till 2004.

    TensiNet continued the established network of experts of our industry under the wings of Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

    Last year we decided to get on our own feet, and to transform TensiNet into an international non-profit association (INPA).

    Recently, with a delay due to COVID-19, the deed was signed at the notary!


  • TensiNewsflash May 2020

    13 May 2020

    Please find the latest TensiNewsflash May 2020

    Topics: TensiNet as INPA, WG eurocode & Textile Roofs 2020


  • TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 38 - April 2020

    9 April 2020

    Enjoy the latest TensiNews 38

    TensiNews - Newsletter Nr. 38 - APRIL 2020 - Price 15€ (port incl.)

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  • TensiNewsflash March 2020

    2 March 2020

    Please find the latest TensiNewsflash March 2020

    Topics: TensiNet on LinkedIn & Advanced Building Skins symposium



  • TensiNet at Advanced Building Skins 2020

    5 February 2020

    Our TensiNet association will be organizing two sessions on Architectural Membranes at the Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo, to be held 26-27 October 2020 in Bern, Switzerland.

    See https://abs.green/home/

    More info will follow soon.


  • TensiNewsflash January 2020

    22 January 2020

    Please find the latest TensiNewsflash January 2020


  • Inspiring the next generation – IASS Annual Symposium and Spatial Structures Conference 2020 - DESIGN COMPETITION

    15 January 2020

    IASS Annual Symposium and Spatial Structures Conference 2020: The conference will be organised at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, on 24-28 August 2020. https://www.surrey.ac.uk/iass2020


    Design Competition: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/iass2020/design-competition

    The University of Surrey’s Spatial Structures Research Centre has launched a competition to design a spatial structure memorial that will mark the occasion of the seventh occurrence of the International Conference in Spatial Structures in August 2020. The winning design will be installed at a location adjacent to the new residences on Surrey’s Manor Park campus.  (Deadline 28.02.2020)

    There is also a call for papers: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/iass2020/call-papers (Deadline 31.01.2020)



  • The TensiNet Association is now on LinkedIn

    12 January 2020

    TensiNet is now at LinkedIn. Follow us at LinkedIn