foldtex consists of at least two layers, one is flexible, the other is stiff. When an incision is made in the stiff layer, the flexible layer below is exposed and a folding hinge of any preferred length is created. A variety of materials can be used as the flexible layer to achieve unusually tactile and optical surfaces.
foldtex is a sandwich material, consisting in its basic version of a 1 to 3 mm thick substrate and at least one tearproof layer. This is achieved using a CNC-milling cutter resulting a flexible layer that acts as a hinge. The material can not only be folded but also customized with visual and haptic effects by adding individual surface layers (different fibers, linen, foils etc.).