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SEFAR® Architecture Introduces Vision

Metal-Coated Fabrics Bring New Possibilities to Glass and Other Transparent Materials

Publish Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011

DEPEW, NY…SEFAR® Architecture announces Vision – a metal-coated precision fabric interlayer, typically laminated within glass or other transparent materials, to create unique aesthetic design possibilities in exterior glass facades, windows and interior and decorative glass partition wall systems.

SEFAR Architecture Vision offers an unparalleled aesthetic compared to other interlayer and glazing products. It utilizes metal-coated fabrics with various apertures to create unprecedented depth and a reflective quality without overwhelming glare. On a building’s exterior facade, Vision fabrics deliver brilliant light refraction and add unique dimension – all without impeding views from the building interior. The end result is a sophisticated, often iridescent glass façade in a variety of rich color tones.

“We’ve been anxious to unveil Vision because both its look and function surpass any other product on the market,” explains Peter Katcha, Director, North American Sales for SEFAR Architecture. “With a material density of up to 27 threads per centimeter, Vision’s metal coatings deliver significantly more facets for light reflection and interaction with its environment than any other interlayer or metal mesh product. At the same time, you can still see through it from the inside, which is a unique feature for similar glass laminated products.”

Vision fabrics are also printable with UV stabilized inks to produce Pantone colors, patterns, and other design effects.  With its unique metal coatings, Vision improves 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 the desired effect.

SEFAR Architecture Vision fabrics are available in six fabric density configurations and each can be coated with six different metal coatings: Aluminum, Aluminum/Copper, Chrome, Copper, Titanium and Gold – ultimately providing 36 different 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

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