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Serge Ferrari makes protective products for extreme environments,
such as a modular structure in Greenland. Photo: Serge Ferrari.

the right material
GOES A LONG WAY
When choosing a material for a project, you not only need to consider
the typical conditions that material will be exposed to, but also the
atypical, such as a hurricane or flood," says Ilse Beterams, vice president of
Serge Ferrari North America, which has its U.S. headquarters in Deerfield
Beach, Fla. "Choosing a high-quality product increases the probability the
material will withstand whatever extreme condition it faces."
One example is the parking garage screen at Miami Midtown 5, a luxury
apartment building in downtown Miami, Fla. Some years ago, Serge Ferrari's
Frontside® View 381, a mesh for textile facades, was installed at the garage.
"Just after it was installed by Structurflex, Hurricane Irma came barreling
through with winds in that area up to 100 mph," says Beterams. "Serge Ferrari
visited the project afterwards and spoke with the on-site facility manager.
Although the building encountered some water leaks around windows and
from its roof, it experienced no damage to its tensile mesh screen."

RUBB USA created a double-skin
modular structure, with Serge Ferrari's
Precontraint® 932 S2 (now named
Flexlight Perform 932) as the exterior
wall, a dimensionally stable, tear-resistant
composite material able to withstand
temperatures as low as -60°F, and Serge
Ferrari's Precontraint 412 (now named
Flexlight® Thermic 412 Opaque) for the
interior wall, a light blocking material.
A special 8-inch-thick insulating blanket,
Rubb Thermohall, was installed in the
pocket between the Serge Ferrari walls
to keep the interior from freezing.
A generator-driven lighting and
heating system was also installed.
Serge Ferrari offers Protect Cover 705,
a dimensionally stable, tear-resistant highdensity polyester material for rolling tarp
and Conestoga-style truck tarp systems,
says Beterams.
"While this product works great in most
conditions, we discovered from a customer
that it was cracking in the extreme cold
of Canadian winters," she says. "So the
Serge Ferrari R&D team developed a lowtemperature version, Protect Cover 705LT,
which withstands temperatures as low as
-58°F. Our customer has been extremely
happy with the performance of this new
tarp material."

RAIN DEFENSE
Hawaii is often viewed as some version
of paradise. At the same time, according
to Gary Barnes, co-owner of Tropical J's
Inc., an awning and umbrella company
in Honolulu, "Our weather is more
fickle than most think. We do have some
great temperatures and cooling mauka
[mountain] showers and trade winds,
but weather can turn quite nasty rather
quickly. A light cooling sprinkle can come
and go in a matter of minutes, destroying
a beautiful outdoor buffet."
One of Tropical J's lines of business is
exterior curtains made for rain protection.
"Our primary challenge here is providing

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