A listening experience like no other.
A global consumer electronics company approached us with a challenge: Develop an acoustically transparent fabric that will provide aesthetics, protection, and durability for a cylindrical Bluetooth speaker.
Speaker fabric is typically a delicate material, intended only to visually mask while allowing sound to pass through.
This next-generation speaker required a material that was waterproof, had abrasion and impact durability, and could handle the wear and tear of being carried in a backpack.
Material ConneXion looked at fabrics developed for backpacks and office chairs and found a solution woven from different yarn types and deniers that impart depth and richness.
The Material Solution
Despite being an open-weave structure, the highly durable yarns were able to protect the speaker’s interior from water while maintaining good sound transparency.
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