TENARA Fabric Applications
Tensile fabric structures, shade structures, large awnings, air supported structures
Retractable roofing and canopy structures, kinetic folding and retractable structures, deployable seasonal structures
Vertical facades, Interior structures, sculptures, marine canopies, translucent ceiling, cladding structures, ventilation solutions
TENARA Fabric Benefits
Industry leading translucency and made of high-strength and pliable ePTFE fibers to optimize light transmission and diffusion
15 year warranty to fold countless times without coating failure/cracking or loosing strength
Unaffected by UV rays, acid rain, salt water and other environmental challenges
Naturally resistant to stains, does not support the growth of mold and mildew
Permanently UV-resistant, colorfast, waterproof fabric will not yellow
VOC Free, PVC Free, Chemically inert, and recyclable
TENARA Fabric redefines fabric construction, inside and out
SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric lets you create exciting translucent and kinetic designs that have never been possible before. This innovative fabric transmits light brilliantly, folds and drapes beautifully. It's the ideal material for luminous tensioned fabric structures, retractable roofs & canopies, air inflated structures, sculptures and lightweight structures of all kinds. Unleash your innovation with SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric.
SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric enhances the beauty of a space while extending its use in all weather conditions. Tenara Fabric'spatented coated technology provides high light transmission, the flexibility and foldability of fabric and durability that carries a 15-year warranty.
Here are some stunning examples of fabric structures created with SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric.
SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric enhances the beauty of a space while extending its use. Unique, patented double-coated technology provides high light transmission, the flexibility and foldability of fabric and durability that carries a 15-year warranty.
By day, SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric captures and filters more light than any other textile building material, providing shade without making a space gloomy. At night, dramatic lighting can turn a structure made of SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric into a work of art. Spectacular effects can be achieved with lights of changing colors and patterns.
Because it's a woven fabric, SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric flows and drapes smoothly, allowing graceful movement in retractable structures. This flexibility also makes it well suited to uses that require low-profile storage. With the appearance and hand of fabric, SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric adds elegance to your engineered fabric designs.
SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric is unaffected by damaging UV rays, acid rain, salt water and other environmental challenges. Made of high-strength fibers, it will flex and fold countless times without cracking or loosing strength. It's easy to clean and naturally resistant to stains, mold and mildew. A 15-year warranty ensures that your fabric structure will look beautiful for many years to come.
SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric is part of an environmentally responsible approach to architecture. The fabric is extremely durable and will not degrade during its long service life. It is free from odor and chemically inert. Uncontaminated scrap material and material used in architectural applications can be recycled.
SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric is 100% fluoropolymer with a backbone of high tenacity ePTFE yarn.
It has the following properties:
free of chlorine
no contribution to ozone depletion unlike chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
no contribution to the formation of chloro/bromo-dioxins or – furans ('dioxins')
free of plasticizers
free of stabilizers
free of catalysts
SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric is therefore harmless to the skin and completely odor-free.
The type of function and benefit a product provides – and for how long – is crucial for the ecological balance of that product. For example, if a product provides a function for twice the time of an alternative product, the negative impact on the environment is significantly reduced. For the equivalent benefit to the user, production of the alternative consumes twice the amount of raw materials, energy resources, water and auxiliaries and generates twice the amount of emissions.
Due to their extremely strong carbon/fluorine bonds, fluoropolymers have unique properties: excellent chemical resistance, high resistance against extreme temperatures and UV radiation.
These properties make products produced from fluoropolymers extremely durable with long service lives, which, as explained above, has a direct positive influence on our environment.
Recycling and disposal
The ability to recycle and reuse a material is beneficial to our environment and is normally preferred as compared to disposal by landfilling or incineration. Since SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric is 100% fluoropolymer and does not degrade during its useful life, it can be reprocessed and used in other applications.
PTFE is not classified as hazardous waste in Europe or the USA.
In a landfill, SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric is completely inert and will not degrade biologically. Consequently, it cannot contribute to hazardous leachates or gases.
In an incineration plant the materials contained within SEFAR Architecture TENARA Fabric are primarily converted to CO2 water and HF. The scrubbers in a state of the art municipal incineration plant that is capable of handling halogenated materials can capture the HF. The resulting HF emissions are far below levels that could harm people or the environment.
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