The Greek myth about the origins of the world tells of a time before human beings, when Uranus, the Sky, ruled over Gaia, the Earth, until one of their sons, the Titan Cronus, overthrew his father and freed the Earth from the clutches of the Sky. The tasks of protecting the Earth from the Sky and keeping the two deities apart forever was entrusted to the Titan Atlas. Today, just as in the Greek myth, the ATLAS membranes protect us from heaven‘s inclemency.
The distinctive mark of the ATLAS membranes is the extra smooth surface of the fabric. The flat and even structure of the base fabric results in a coated membrane with a fantastic sheen and a very smooth surface.
The PET yarns are covered with a thicker PVC-coating which protects the fabric even better. The result is an extremely strong membrane with a particularly long service life.
The elastic behavior in warp and weft of the ATLAS membranes is much more homogeneous than that of conventional fabrics. ATLAS membranes have less elongation difference between warp and weft, and stretch in both directions in a more uniform way, without constriction to a desirable flexibility and elasticity in textile architecture.
The fabrics of the ATLAS product line are finished with a TFL lacquer (a multilayer finish with a UV-shield and a weldable PVDF lacquer) or with a TFX lacquer (a multilayer finish with a UV-shield, a new hyper-PVDF lacquer on the top and a weldable PVDF lacquer on the bottom of the fabric).
WARRANTY: 15 YEARS FOR PRODUCTS WITH TFL-LACQUERS AND
20 YEARS FOR TFX-LACQUERS.
Thanks to the higher yarn density of the base cloth, these fabrics have a higher tensile strength, by up to 16% compared to a panama fabric.
The new lacquers for the ATLAS membranes offer better protection from the UV-rays, which has a major positive impact on the durability of the fabric.
Right: Standard membrane after 4000 h UV-weathering in the laboratory
Left: ATLAS membrane after 4000 h UV-weathering in the laboratory
The ATLAS membranes are whiter than conventional fabrics and have a beautiful shiny surface. The even surface of these high-quality fabrics ensures their elegant look and a homogeneous light transmission. The smooth surface hinders soiling, thus these fabrics are cleaner than conventional membranes.
The anti-wick system is a yarn treatment which prevents the penetration of microorganisms into the base fabric of the coated membrane. Thanks to this water and dirt repellent treatment, it is possible to avoid negative influences on functionality and optics on the long term.
|Type I||Type II||Type III||Type IV||Type V|
|Base fabric||PES ANTI-WICK||PES ANTI-WICK||PES ANTI-WICK||PES ANTI-WICK||PES ANTI-WICK|
|Lacquers||TFL / TFX||TFL / TFX||TFL / TFX||TFL / TFX||TFL / TFX|
|Total weight (g/m2)||700||900||1200||1350||1550|
|max. tensile strength (N/5cm)||3700/3500||5000/4300||6000/5500||8600/8400||9750/9750|