Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world with materials produced by passionate people to solve complex challenges.
In Merrimack, our employees create innovative solutions that combine material science with processing technology. One of the best places to see this in action is with SHEERFILL® architectural fabric, which provides architects with a world of options when creating innovative, aesthetically pleasing buildings.
One such building is Denver International Airport, located in Denver, Colorado. Completed in 1993, Denver International Airport, or DIA as it is commonly referred to, uses SHEERFILL membrane to create a double-layer fabric roofing system over its terminal’s Great Hall—made right in Merrimack!
The Great Hall, which has a circus-like tent design, features a double-layer roof with over 57,000 square-meters of SHEERFILL structural membrane material. The materials decrease maintenance costs and increase durability, which means the membrane can withstand harsh weather conditions. In fact, the material is rugged enough to withstand Denver’s cool temperatures and heavy snowfalls for more than 25 years!