Evolution Sails Element Membrane:
Evolution Sails has over the last three years worked together with Dimension-Polyant USA, developing Element Membrane™ exclusively for Evolution Sails. Element Membrane™ is a composite product addressing an overlapping concern for both racers and cruisers for a light, rugged sailcloth membrane for increased durability. The outer skin of the Element Membrane ™ is a sheet of random array, non-woven filaments that provides increased abrasion resistance at a minimal weight gain.
The Element Membrane™ provides specific advantages when compared to the standard film/film and taffeta products:
- ABRASION RESISTANCE
The Element Membrane™ is designed specifically for the high-end sailor who is looking for better life expectancy in their sail. The Element Membrane™ provides superior abrasion resistance compared to the film/film styles while protecting the inner scrim construction.
The Element Membrane™ is 1.3 sm-oz (56g/sqm) lighter than the double taffeta. The weight reduction results in better performance and a more durable race product and if used in a cruising application the sail handling far exceeds other taffeta backed membranes.
- WATER ABSORPTION
Compared to standard external taffetas, water absorption is significantly less with quicker drying due to faster evaporation of moisture. In a larger yacht with furling sails this massively reduces the opportunity for unsightly mould to begin to grow.
- FABRIC APPEARANCE
Cosmetically, Element Membrane™ offers the same appearance from side to side and the matte finish allows for easier sail trim.
The Element Membrane™ fabrics allow for glued seams, resulting in less stretch under load. The unique Element Membrane™ composite also creates a softer hand, minimises creasing and prevents film shrinkage.
Element Membrane Included Features:
Genoa and Jib Standard features include:
- leech and foot control lines,
- telltale window,
- customized luff hardware
- appropriate luff tape
- spreader patches
- custom sailbag
Mainsail Standard features include:
- tapered battens
- appropriate luff hardware
- sail ties
- custom sail bag
Mainsail Options available:
- boom covers
- corporate logos.