System Advantages of ETFE
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What Is ETFE ?
ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) film is durable, highly transparent and very lightweight in comparison to glass structures. ETFE is being considered the material of choice for traditional skylight applications to long span structures and building facades. Few building materials can match ETFE for its impact or presence when you want a structure that stands out from the crowd.
ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) has been originally developed by DuPont over 40 years ago as an inert coating material for the aerospace industry. ETFE film, then conventionally used in agricultural applications such as greenhouses or for the coating of solar cells has since demonstrated its worth in the architectural sector as well. The first application in the building industry took place in the early 1980s in Europe. With the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, the tremendous potential of ETFE had been shown. With three major projects, the Eden Zoo project in 1998, the Allianz Arena for the 2006 Soccer World Cup and the “Water Cube” at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, ETFE film has gained recognition and is now being considered the premium material for transparent cladding applications whether in roofing or facade construction.