How about the design of this new stadium. State of the art and using both PTFE and ETFE membranes pic.twitter.com/mN58TFCWYG
Simple and elegant tensile shade sails. www.tensilesystems.com
The new Atlanta Braves ballpark will feature tensile shade sails. Cool in more ways than one. pic.twitter.com/Lwps54btYB
There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person’s lawful prey.
It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.
The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.
New Miami Soccer Stadium would utilize tensile fabric architecture for the roof. Join the tensile PTFE revolution pic.twitter.com/ogEvLwFZ64
PTFE (polytetrafluroethlyene) coated high translucency fiberglass fabric is a dynamic tensile material unmatched for its aesthetics and durability, making it ideal for tensile membrane structures and shade structures. PTFE fiberglass coating is chemically inert and capable of withstanding temperatures from -100’F to 450’F (-73’C to +232’C). The low-surface free energy of the material results in a fabric membrane which is readily rinsed by rainwater and is completely immune to UV radiation. Under normal conditions, the fabric behaves elastically and does not undergo significant stress relaxation or creep.
PTFE fiberglass can be spot welded or sewn and provides exceptional strength and durability. These features allow designers the ability to push the envelope of exterior (and interior) design without worrying about cracking or creasing under the strain of repeating flexing or folding. Structurally, PTFE fiberglass fabric is waterproof, resists UV rays and is chemically inert. As a result, it is exceptionally stain resistant and easy to clean. PTFE can reflect as much as 60 percent of visible light to make it a cost-effective, low-maintenance option for building owners and developers who demand a material that installs white and stays that way, long after a project has been completed.
In addition to PTFE’s ‘non-stick’ attributes, when coated with titanium dioxide (TiO2) photo-catalyst they inherit self cleaning properties that are superior to conventional PTFE coating. Called the Photo-catalytic decomposition process, a self cleaning action that occurs as the TiO2 causes any organic matter (stain or pollutant) to decompose through simple oxidation. The residue does not adhere to the surface and is washed away by water or rain. The Photo-catalytic hydrophilicity process, the sheeting action of water across the surface, assures no unsightly streaking is left behind due to water beading.
PTFE fiberglass high translucency fabric, is ideally suited for our commercial and retail market sectors. By evenly dispersing daylight, this material is a sensible option for facilities such as malls or office complexes, where indoor foliage and landscaping are commonly used. In these interiors, plants grow more naturally without “reaching” toward a specific light source. This material also lends itself well to dramatic illumination. With its highly reflective coating, PTFE fiberglass high translucency fabric serves as a compelling backdrop for night time or interior lighting.