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TRANSLUCENT INSULATING MEMBRANE

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Tensotherm™ is a translucent insulating membrane. It is composed of an exterior structural membrane of fibreglass coated with PTFE, a lower membrane of fibreglass with PTFE, and an insulating core consisting of a translucent blanket embedded in a silica aerogel (Nanogel –Cabot Rheinfelden–), which both thermally insulates and transmits light. The upper fabric is furnished with a photocatalytic finish of titanium dioxide (TiO₂) that helps keep its surface clean. The lower fabric can be acoustic or with a vapor barrier. Membranes provide different values for thermal insulation, light transmission and climate control depending on the thickness of the aerogel core –from 8 to 64 mm, and up to 100 mm by special order– and the bottom layer of fabric – either acoustic or with a vapor barrier.
Composition of the translucent insulating membrane.

Composition of the Tensotherm™ membrane.
A- Fibreglass and PTFE with TiO₂.
B- Aerogel core.
C- Fibreglass and PTFE.

Tensotherm insulating fabric roof installed in the Dedmon Athletic Center, Redford University, Virginia, USA.

Tensotherm insulating fabric roof installed in the Dedmon Athletic Center, Redford University, Virginia, USA.

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