A new report finds that a tightly woven fabric will save money by as much as 40% on construction costs, even if its fibers are made from a mix of synthetics and natural materials.
The study was released Monday by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and was published in the journal PLOS ONE.
“Our research shows that we could significantly save money in materials costs in the construction of buildings by weaving materials in such a way that they are tightly interconnected,” said study author Shai Alkadari, a professor of engineering at Stanford University and a former assistant secretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.
“In other words, the fabric is woven tightly and the yarn is woven in a way where it will stretch and bend and be stretchy.
We’ve shown that by weaving this kind of tight-knit material, we could save on material costs by about 40% in materials.”
The study also found that the tightly-woven materials, like polyester, will offer significant savings on a variety of construction costs.
They are usually made of a blend of synthetic and natural fibers.
The report notes that, because the materials can be produced in many different countries, it is not clear if these materials will be used in building materials.
“This is really a first step in understanding how the materials industry is able to produce materials with so many uses and different uses, and we can get better insights into the materials market,” Alkadi said.
The study used data from more than 4,000 buildings constructed between 1996 and 2016, and compared the cost of materials to the construction costs of materials.
It found that polyester materials have a construction cost of about $6.4 per square foot, or $9,000 per square meter.
This compares with about $16,000 for a traditional nylon or nylon-plastic blend, or about $36,000 if used in a woven textile.
Polyester also comes in several different densities.
It has a density of 0.7% by weight and is typically made of nylon or polyester.
It also has a higher melting point, which means that it can be more brittle than nylon.
Polyester is a natural fiber, but is made from the fibers of plants.
Synthetics and other natural materials can also be made from natural fibers, but the overall cost of those materials is higher than polyester or nylon.