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Knitted screen adjusts to changing light conditions


April 4, 2013
By Brandi Cowen


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The elastic screen in the OMBRA-DLS system stretches and retracts to control the amount and angle of light entering the greenhouse. (Courtesy of Elasol.)

A new Netherlands-based company has developed an innovative elastic, warp-knit textile for use in an intelligent system that balances sunlight, shade, temperature and humidity inside a greenhouse.

The elastic screen in Elasol’s OMBRA-DLS system stretches and retracts to control the amount and angle of light entering the greenhouse. According to Innovation in Textiles, the system is pro-solar “in its ability to work cooperatively with the power for the sun.”

 

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Click here to watch a video on the OMBRA-DLS system.

 

To read Innovation in Textile’s full article, click here.