Serge Ferrari Group, a leader in designing, developing, and manufacturing innovative composite fabrics, is pleased to launch STFE—a new flexible composite membrane—in the North American market to support expansive, light-filled interior applications that include malls, airports, botanical gardens, greenhouses, and stadiums.
Made from lightweight polyarylate mesh, STFE is 10 times lighter than glass and provides structural strength for large free-span designs, minimizing the need for additional supporting structure and steel cables. STFE’s light weight and structural strength make it easy to install and reduces environmental impact.
As a building skin, STFE provides 50% light transmission, creating a glass-like effect with minimal glare and optimal daylighting performance to improve occupant comfort and support plant growth. Guaranteed to last for more than 30 years, STFE offers an outdoor feel with indoor protection—ideal for spaces such as atriums, walkways, and skylights.
As the first flexible, long-lasting membrane to achieve transparency levels rivaled only by glass or polycarbonate, STFE offers a range of versatile and creative solutions for transparent tensile architecture.
With a single layer, enough to cover the roof or facade of a building, the material successfully tackles the challenge of providing exceptional mechanical quality, flexibility and transparency. STFE is finished with a transparent coating resulting in a lightweight and pliable material that is easy to shape, transparent, highly resistant to mechanical stress, and easy to use during both manufacturing and installation. STFE also meets the ASTM E84, NFPA 701 and CSFM T19 fire retardancy certifications.
Serge Ferrari Group builds on the continuous trend towards sustainability, versatility, natural light and transparency within architecture. For more information, please visit https://www.sergeferrari.com/us-en/STFE-presentation.
About Serge Ferrari Group
Serge Ferrari Group is a leading manufacturer of flexible composite membranes used globally for the solar protection, architectural, building façade, acoustics, modular structure, marine, furniture and visual communication markets. For the last 45 years, Serge Ferrari has paved the way for sustainable construction, energy control, protection and renewal of natural resources and design through its cutting-edge technology, including its patented Précontraint® technology that ensures exceptional long-term durability through dimensional stability. For more information, visit the company website: www.sergeferrari.com/us