ETFE has following advantages over the traditional construction materials:
|Advantages of ETFE Foil
|Very strong and tear resistant
|Good translucency and light transmission in visible and UV ranges
|B1 class fire resistance. Excellent characteristics for fire emergency situations.
|No mechanical or visible aging under stress
|Low coefficient of friction
|Printed color patterns possible. This helps in control of heat and light trasmission.
|Doesn't react with other substances. Excellent resistance to solvents and chemicals.
|Small defects are easy to repair
|More than 20 years of life
|Hail resistant in cushion applications
|High degree UV transmittance
|Foil doesn't become brittle over time
|Non stick characteristics makes it virtually self-cleaning with little need for maintenance
|Wide service temperature range (-200 to +150C)
|Very low gas and water permeability
|Very low water absorption
|Excellent thermal control through multi-layer foils.
|Exceptionally high resistance to tearing
|Linear elastic behavior up to 20MPa