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SEFAR® Architecture Adds New Fabric Offering to Vision Collection

260/50 Fabric Joins Family of Metal-Coated Interlayers

Publish Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015

DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture introduces the new 260/50 series for Vision metal-coated fabric interlayer for glass. This new combination of material thickness and open aperture is ideal for interior glass walls and paneling, as well as facades and second skins.

The addition of 260 microns of material thickness with 50% mesh aperture offers a wider range of options for innovative design in both interior and exterior architectural glass applications, while reducing solar heat gain and glare.

SEFAR Architecture Vision is laminated within glass or other transparent materials as an interlayer to create remarkable exterior facades, curtain walls, windows and interior decorative partition wall systems – all without impeding views from inside. The SEFAR Vision product roster continues to expand since its introduction to North America in 2011.           

In the year of its debut, Vision was featured at the London Design Festival as part of an installation created by David Chipperfield Architects and ARUP. In 2013, SEFAR announced that Vision was digitally printable with UV-resistant ink to express limitless designs with transparent views. This allows architects and designers to produce colors, patterns, pictures or any other design effect imaginable on building exteriors without it reading to the interior or obstructing views from inside.

The new Vision 260/50 product was first specified for a fashion company headquarters in Madrid, Spain. The building’s glass curtain wall, designed by renowned Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz, resembles a three-dimensional checkerboard with alternating panels of clear laminated glass and panels embedded with SEFAR Architecture Vision. The 260/50 fabric allows the façade to come alive with depth and light refraction that mirrors the changing outdoor conditions of the sun and clouds, adding a distinctive dimension to the structure. From the inside, it provides building occupants an unobstructed view of the outside world and reduces glare from the sun.

All Vision metal coatings improve the thermal insulating qualities for reducing solar heat gain while allowing for light transmission. The range of materials can be single or double-sided to produce any desired effect. As a fabric substrate, Vision reduces the material cost and weight requirements of a metal interlayer, while delivering the equivalent effect at a reduced overall cost.

SEFAR Architecture Vision fabrics are available in six fabric density configurations and each can be coated with 3 different metal coatings – Aluminum, Chrome, and Titanium – or be printed on to achieve any color or pattern, ultimately providing unlimited combinations for Vision products. They feature plain or twill weaves in a variety of aperture percentages (25-70%) and light transmission percentages (18-60%).

For more information about SEFAR Architecture VISION, visit http://www.sefar.us/vision.

About SEFAR Architecture: SEFAR Architecture is a leading manufacturer of monofilament precision and ePTFE yarn fabrics and fabric systems for interior and exterior architectural applications. With comprehensive knowledge in textile architecture, Sefar has cooperated with experienced lighting technicians and polymer experts to develop a new generation of fabrics for the architectural and design community. For more information on SEFAR Architecture’s products and services, call 727-388-4919 or visit www.sefar.us

About SEFAR Architecture: SEFAR Architecture is a leading manufacturer of monofilament precision and ePTFE yarn fabrics and fabric systems for interior and exterior architectural applications. With comprehensive knowledge in textile architecture, Sefar has cooperated with experienced lighting technicians and polymer experts to develop a new generation of fabrics for the architectural and design community. For more information on SEFAR Architecture’s products and services, call Peter Katcha at 727-388-4919 or visit www.sefar.us.