NASA Spinoff Database: A New Look for the Shopping Mall

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1985
Reference Number: JSC-SO-130
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Owens-corning Glass Fiber Yarn Was Woven Into Fabric, Teflon Coated,and Tailored Into Astronaut Wear

STRUCTO-FAB, a product of Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, is a lightweight but extremely durable tent-like material made of Fiberglas coated with Teflon. It transmits daylight with a reduced need for artificial lighting. It is an outgrowth of a material formulated by NASA in 1967 as a new space suit fabric. Owens-Corning and DuPont provided the original material, which was the basis for Structo-Fab, a permanent architectural fabric used for shopping malls, sports stadiums, etc.

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Page Number in Published book: 46-47

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