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As an alternative to heavy metal façades, SHEERFILL® SGM Mesh allows light and air through while providing shading, screening, and comfort


Made from a composite material made of fiberglass and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), SGM Shade Mesh materials are used in façades and shading applications including custom façades, modular façades, architectural umbrellas, and more. The mesh construction allows for more natural light and air to circulate through the fabric.
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Product Details

SHEERFILL® SGM Mesh is a specialized solution for screening, shading, and façades that enables lightweight construction while also providing long-term durability and safety. It is lighter than traditional heavy metal façades, requires much less maintenance, and provides reduced energy absorption too. The mesh design provides shading and screening as well as comfort and increased airflow and breathability throughout a structure. The composite material made of fiberglass and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) ensures that the mesh is non-combustible, low maintenance, and easily rinsed clean with rain. The solution also provides design flexibility as it is possible to add color, can maintain visual transparency, and can also enable a luminescent appearance at night for enhanced drama. SGM Mesh is suitable for structures of all sizes, from shade umbrellas to the stadium and parking structure façades.

Key Benefits

  • Lightweight

  • Low maintenance

  • Reduced energy absorption

  • Shading

  • Increased airflow within the structure

  • Non-combustible, Class A fire performance

Typical Properties

SGM Shade Mesh SGM

Product Weight Breaking Strength Warp Breaking Strength Fill Trap Tear Warp Solar Transmission
30 21OZ/YD² 675LB/IN 500LB/IN 175LB 34%
30 PB 20OZ/YD² 450LB/IN 450LB/IN 70LB 34%
50 16.5OZ/YD² 500LB/IN 450LB/IN 80LB 55%

SGM Shade Mesh SGM

Product Weight Breaking Strength Warp Breaking Strength Fill Trap Tear Warp Translucency at 550 nm
30 700G/M² 4500N/5CM 4050N/5CM 700N 34%
30 PB 700G/M² 3500N/5CM 3000N/5CM 500N 34%
50 590G/M² 4000N/5CM 3500N/5CM 300N 50%

*Nominal values. These values should not be used to design

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Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions is a long-trusted partner for creating highly specialized, technology-driven material solutions that deliver extraordinary performance across a spectrum of demanding settings. Through collaboration with our customers, we co-develop versatile materials and real application tests to ensure that you have the best possible solution for your application. We help create innovative materials that provide protection, easy release, insulation, and friction control. And we seek to collaborate in making it even more possible.

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Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions develops custom application testing based on each of our partner’s product uses in order to create the best possible solution. Some tests that are included but are not limited to environmental, durability, and reliability testing to give you peace of mind making sure that products work in the hardest environments. Our testing begins during the co-development process to develop relevant tests and gather data that allows us to create market-ready solutions quickly.

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