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    Out of this world

    With their incredible strength/weight ratio, Culzean's flawless cables of woven aluminium wire can be used to propel spacecraft to far-flung planets or retrieve satellites from low-Earth-orbit.

    And that's just one of Culzean Fabrics' fabulous inventions. Other pioneering products include a one-piece seamless airbag (now the automobile industry standard), a revolutionary new suspension system based on fabric springs; and a chew-proof net for transporting piranha. 

    As Partner Nicolas Le Clanche says, "What we try to do is take a traditional technology or process and apply new thinking and new materials to it. We knit and weave everything except clothing." In fact, such is their versatility that technical textiles find their way into a host of sectors including healthcare, offshore oil and gas, electronics, forestry, construction and industrial packaging.