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FormworkPackableSelf-supporting flexible panel


The present invention relates to a flexible cell panel made with semi-rigid bars and covering layers in textiles, foldable as bellow, and methods of making such component. The panel is suitable to set up wall and roofing partitions in different fields (civil, military, humanitarian, furniture) and in both permanent and temporary ways. Cells can be filled with stabilizing or insulating material.

Technical features

The invention relates to a large market in the humanitarian field, specifically in the reconstruction step.

Technical and scientific literature shows that humanitarian operators prefer to use local materials and technologies than full-made products and not accepted by locals.

However this product is fillable with any type of locally available material and is suitable to work into traditional construction process.

Possible Applications

  • Civil
  • Humanitarian
  • Furniture
  • Emergency


  • Standalone panel
  • Production through combination of already existing fabrication technologies
  • Easy to transport