Hygromorphic Shell

06:54 Feb 26, 2012
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / linen
English term or phrase: Hygromorphic Shell
Here is the sentence that needs to be translated into French. I have trouble finding information about this topic and am therefore not sure how to translate it. Thank you for your help!

Hygromorphic Shell is constructed from linen yarn (=fil de lin), with birch veneer (=bouleau plaque?) embedded into pockets of superfine wool
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3enveloppe hygromorphe
Marion Feildel

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hygromorphic shell
enveloppe hygromorphe

Je suppose qu'Hydromorphic Shell n'est pas le nom d'une marque ?...

Le terme HYGROMORPHE a l'air d'être utilisé principalement pour les sols :
"L’hygromorphie d’un sol est sa capacité à retenir l’eau : un sol dit « fortement hygromorphe » retient très bien l’eau, il s’agit donc plutôt d’un sol imperméable, qui est humide en hiver, et plus ou moins humide en été, en fonction de l’importance des précipitations. Au contraire, un sol dont l’hygromorphie est nulle est un sol « sain » qui laisse filtrer l’eau et ne la retient pas".

Mais j'imagine qu'on peut fabriquer un textile qui comporte une couche hygromorphe pour absorber l'eau. J'ai préféré "enveloppe" à "couche".

"Linen can absorb up to 20 times its weight in moisture before it feels damp."

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Marion Feildel
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