- As ETFE film is lightweight, it requires less structural steel to support it, less materials results in a much lighter carbon footprint.
- Greater design capabilities due to the lightweight and flexibility of the ETFE film.
- Unlike glass ETFE film is shatterproof, so no sharp shards or jagged edges if broken or tampered with.
* Weight: under the condition t=200µm
- ETFE film produces a bright and open space that can emulate the outdoors.
- Due to the high transmittance of daylight, lighting costs can be reduced which in turn will contribute to saving energy.
- By choosing a specific ETFE film, light transmission can be controlled to best suit the exposed area.
- ETFE is highly resistant to chemical damage, as well as being resilient to wild weather.
- ETFE film can retain well its strength for over 20 years whilst also retaining its transparency with its self-cleaning capabilities.
- When ETFE film is used in the two or three layer model it can be a great source of insulation for the inside of the structure.
- ETFE is recyclable; once it has been taken from a structure it can be recycled back into useable ETFE products.
- ETFE is a lightweight fabric, which requires less fabrication than traditional building materials, reducing C02 emissions in the air.
- Due to its transparency (up to 90%) ETFE can reduce the use and cost of indoor lighting.
- ETFE film has passed International standards in fire resistance
|UL94||Flammability Rating||V-0 (250NJ)|
|DIN 4102||Ignitability||Class B-1|
|JIS A 1322||Flame Retardance||Class-1|
|JIS K 7201-2
|Limiting Oxygen Index||29.1%
(Nonflammable in Air)
- There are many types of ETFE films, these include: transparent, matte, white and printed.
- Each type has a specific use, such as light control and to reduce UV.
- Added light or projection images is another way that ETFE film can help create a unique atmosphere for any structure.