Building Interiors

Serge Ferrari Group Debuts Building Skin for Interiors

Serge Ferrari Group, a manufacturer of flexible composite membranes, recently launched a lightweight and durable building skin intended for indoor spaces. The product, STFE, is ten times lighter than glass and offers light transmission of up to 50 percent, according to a press release.

Designed for use in large, free-spanning architectural spaces like atriums and stadiums, STFE ties into the importance of biophilia and natural light toward comfort and wellness. The product is made from a lightweight polyarylate mesh and reduces the need for supporting structures and steel cables. Its 50-percent light transmission allows large spaces to be filled with natural light while reducing glare, as well as energy costs. Its single layer allows for ease of shaping and resistance to mechanical stress while maintaining flexibility and transparency.

The press release notes that STFE meets the fire retardancy certifications of ASTM E84, NFPA 701 and CSFM T19. More information is available on the Serge Ferrari Group website.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].