Press Release Summary:
- Light transmission is more than 90 percent, allowing more penetration of sunlight than ordinary glass
- Made of a thermoplastic fluoropolymer and is used for electronics, solar cells, wallpaper as well as greenhouses
- Provides exceptional weatherability, allowing it to withstand temperatures up to 200 °C
Original Press Release:
Achieve Innovative Architectural Designs and Corrosion-resistant Structures with Fluon® ETFE Film
Exton, Pa., March 11, 2019 – Fluon® ETFE film from AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. is an ideal building material for facades and roofs because it is durable, flexible and semi-transparent. Fluon ETFE film is made of a thermoplastic fluoropolymer, so it weighs much less than glass. It also features non-stick, insulation and anti-fouling properties, as well as resistance to heat, chemicals and weather.
ETFE film provides exceptional weatherability, allowing it to withstand temperatures up to 200 °C. High tensile elongation (200-510) and tear strength mean that ETFE will not easily rip or scratch over time. Light transmission is higher than 90 percent, allowing more penetration of sunlight than ordinary glass, which is in the 80 percent range. ETFE film can also be used for electronics, solar cells, wallpaper and greenhouses.
Fluon ETFE film has been used in some of the world’s most creative architectural designs because it allows for lightweight, movable shell structures, brilliant illumination, energy efficiency, climate control and sunlight transmission.
Structures using Fluon ETFE film include London’s Canary Wharf Station (pictured), New Zealand’s Forsyth Barr Stadium, Scotland’s SSE Hydro, Singapore’s National Stadium, Kazakhstan’s Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Russia’s Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Munich’s Allianz Arena and Brazil’s Arena Pernambuco.
About AGC Chemicals Americas Inc.
AGC Chemicals Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Inc., a $14 billion multinational corporation and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, electronic displays and chemical products. The company was formed in 2004 through the merging of sister companies Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers USA and AGA Chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, Pa., including a state-of-the-art technology center, AGC Chemicals Americas maintains manufacturing operations in nearby Thorndale, Pa., a satellite sales office in Sao Paulo, Brazil and warehouses located throughout North America. www.agcchem.com