seele cover, specialist for innovative membrane construction and textile architecture: Design, fabrication, construction, complete textile architecture (i.a. ETFE-foil) and own testing laboratory.

1,000sqm

production department  

70,000sqm

annual production capacity  

> 630

membrane structure projects completed

seele cover – your expert for membrane structures

Using innovative materials and pioneering building envelopes, seele cover is changing the face of architecture worldwide. For sports arenas, airports, swimming pools, shopping centres or even cruise liners. Based in Obing in southern Germany, seele cover is recognised as an expert when it comes to innovative, sustainable membrane structures and lightweight plate and shell structures for new solutions in roof and façade design. With its own membrane and ETFE film production facilities and testing laboratory, this accredited company also shapes technological progress in membrane structures and ETFE films. The laboratory is where our engineers can quickly and reliably ensure the feasibility of the membrane design visions of clients and architects. We focus especially on implementing sustainable concepts and solutions that do not deplete resources.

Extensive expertise in membrane structures

Consummate membrane structures call for many skills. And seele cover brings them all together perfectly for solutions on a unique level. The range of services covers the design, fabrication, delivery, installation and maintenance of membrane and ETFE structures made from films and fabrics. Ambitious designers from all around the world therefore value our company as a partner that turns challenging membrane structure visions into reality. From the first sketch to the last step during installation, seele cover provides professional support and is ready to tread totally new paths to reach common goals.

The degree of innovation essential for membrane structures and ETFE films is supplied by our own R&D department with its test centre, facilities and laboratories. In Obing we also have outdoor testing grounds for performing long-term weathering tests on full-size mock-ups. Other membrane contractors use our extensive testing facilities for their tests as well.

  • Project management at seele cover, membrane construction in Obing.
  • seele cover carries out building physics analyses.
  • The research & development department tests membranes and ETFE-films.
  • seele cover evaluates the results of the tensile testing machine by computer.
  • seele cover carries out multiple tests on membranes
  • seele cover tests ETFE-films
Project management at seele cover, membrane construction in Obing.
With membrane construction projects all over the world, first-class project management is a must. And seele cover has the necessary experienced specialists.
seele cover carries out building physics analyses.
seele cover uses 3D design and visualisation methods in all the design phases of a project, and carries out the necessary structural and building physics analyses.
The research & development department tests membranes and ETFE-films.
The R&D department tests materials for QA purposes. The monoaxial tensile testing machine tests the stress, strain, stiffness and strength of membranes and ETFE films. Various edge members, temperatures (-40°C to +100°C) and types of fixing can be simulated.
seele cover evaluates the results of the tensile testing machine by computer.
Subsequently, the results of the tensile testing machine will be evaluated by computer.
seele cover carries out multiple tests on membranes
Implementation of performs static, cyclic and dynamic short- and long-term tests to establish mechanical properties and material parameters.
seele cover tests ETFE-films
Long-term tests for the expansion behaviour of ETFE-films in different strengths.

Contact



  • Thomas Toepfer 
  • Director Sales 
  • Vertriebsleiter
  •  
  • Tel: +49 8624 8969 0
  • Mobile: +49 151 58213640

  • Dipl.-Ing. 
  • Dipl.-Ing.
  • Gabriele Müller 
  • Technical Director 
  • Technische Leitung
  •  
  • Tel: +49 8624 8969 0

Your full-service provider for membrane structures

Membrane architecture obeys its own rules. Comprehensive knowledge of the material is essential. And craft-like meticulousness. Only then credible results are guaranteed. So seele cover carries out its own fabrication – to the highest quality standards. The production plant in Obing in southern Germany can process virtually all the membrane structures and ETFE film types used in construction. More than 1,000sqm of floor area with the very latest machinery – digital cutters for precisely dimensioned segments and ETFE film welding machines that can join even the largest membrane segments perfectly. For prestressed shade sails or air-filled transparent or printed two- to five-layer ETFE films, for example. Strict quality control measures guarantee that all materials and their processing comply with our high standards. seele cover’s ETFE skills are manifold and have been demonstrated on many occasions.

  • seele cover produces membrane materials such as ETFE foils
  • Membrane expertise on more than 1,000sqm production plant at the location seele cover in Obing.
  • Pre-cutted ETFE-material
  • seele cover has its own ETFE welding machines
  • seele cover’s production plant guarantees ETFE and PTFE membrane materials with perfect dimensions
  • Installation and maintenance of membrane structures are in the hands of qualified construction and service teams
seele cover produces membrane materials such as ETFE foils
The production plant fabricates membrane materials such as ETFE films or PTFE/glass fabrics.
Membrane expertise on more than 1,000sqm production plant at the location seele cover in Obing.
Membrane expertise on more than 1,000sqm production plant at the location seele cover in Obing.
Pre-cutted ETFE-material
Pre-cutted ETFE film waiting for the next manufacturing step.
seele cover has its own ETFE welding machines
Precision at every stage. seele cover has its own ETFE film welding machines for producing double-curvature membrane surfaces and cushions.
seele cover’s production plant guarantees ETFE and PTFE membrane materials with perfect dimensions
The electronic cutter and marker in seele cover’s production plant guarantees ETFE and PTFE membrane structures with perfect dimensions.
Installation and maintenance of membrane structures are in the hands of qualified construction and service teams
Installation and maintenance of membrane structures are in the hands of qualified construction and service teams. ©Robby Whitfield

seele cover GmbH

Bahnhofstrasse 28
83119 Obing 
Germany

Phone: +49 8624 8969 0
Fax: +49 8624 8969 20