Weighing in at less than 1% of the weight of glass, ETFE film is durable, highly transparent, and very lightweight material, making it an increasingly popular alternative to glass for roof structures.
It is often utilised for long span structures such as shopping centres, airports and sports complexes as well as building facades. Designed, engineered and supplied in two formats, ETFE roof structures can be supplied as a single layer membrane supported by a cable net structure, or with an ETFE cushion system.
ETFE roofs can be designed with a flat or curved canopy, allow brilliant light transparency (over 95%) and require minimal foundations or supporting steel framework when compared with a traditional tensile roof structure.
Another factor in the increasing use of EFTE as a material is it’s eco credentials. Not only does ETFE have a low carbon footprint, it has a durability, elasticity and strength that creates very low maintenance and long-lasting structures.