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PTFE Coated Fiberglass is considered one of the most durable materials in the fabric structures industry with a life expectancy of 35+ years, PTFE, or polytetrafluoroethylene, is a Teflon™-coated woven fiberglass membrane. It is an extremely strong, up to 1,000 pounds per inch. Due to low surface energy from its chemically inert coating, PTFE membrane is capable of withstanding extreme temperatures and is easy to maintain and keep clean. It is also completely immune to UV degradation. Whether it’s for an enclosed structure or a fabric building façade, PTFE-coated fiberglass membrane is a popular option as it passes the most stringent fire code compliance tests, including ASTM E-126 and is Class A fire-rated. Depending on fabric thickness required, light transmissions range from 12% to 17%. The fabric has a 10 year 100% warranty and 20 years prorated. PTFE membrane is installed beige in color but bleaches permanently white with sun exposure. Colored PTFE membrane is not available off the shelf, and requires a premium and a purchase of the entire fabric lot.

Some of the most reputable manufacturers and respective products include:

  • Saint Gobain Performance Plastics
  • Chukoh
  • Verseidag
  • Taconic

Excellent Fire-Rated Qualities:

  • Noncombustible E-136
  • Class A Smoke E-84
  • Burning Brand E-108
  • CSFM Title 19
  • Pass NFPA 701
PTFE Coated Fiberglass | Tension Structures
Mountain Health Arena Tension Structure

Mountain Health Arena – Huntington, WV

Tension Structure at the Clay Center Sculpture Garden

Clay Center Sculpture Garden – Charleston, WV

PTFE Coated Fiberglass Membrane on UCLA Kinross Fitness | Tension Structures

UCLA Kinross Fitness Center – Los Angeles, CA

Tension Structures | Arts District Park

Arts District Park Project – Los Angeles, CA

Chippewa Riverfront Amphitheater – Chippewa Falls, WI

Tensile Shade | Tension Structures

Fullerton CNG Station – Fullerton, CA

Texas A&M University | TensionStructures.com

Texas A&M Waterfront Pavilion – Galveston, TX

Angie Fowler Institute (Key General) – Cleveland, OH

PTFE Coated Fiberglass | Tension Structures

Van Nuys Airport – Van Nuys, CA