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How the Physical Properties of ETFE Make It So Versatile

ETFE, or ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, is a clear plastic polymer used in a wide range of industries. Architects love this thin film as a coating on windows because it gives them better control over the environmental conditions inside of buildings. Coating Systems explains how the physical properties of ETFE make it so versatile. Working Temperature Range ETFE maintains its properties in temperatures ranging from -325  to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (−200 to 150 Celsius). This makes it a suitable film covering for all types of weather conditions on Earth, such as protecting glass windows at science stations in Antarctica or in buildings that receive a lot of sunlight in…

ETFE is Improving Solar Panel Production

How ETFE is Improving Solar Panels Solar-powered energy has made major strides over the last few years, establishing itself as a major player in the energy industry. One factor that has improved the performance and efficiency in solar energy is the use of ETFE as a protective layer for flexible solar panels. Learn why ETFE is the ideal protective coating for solar panels with Coating Systems today. Related Post: Coating Systems Explains Why ETFE Use is Huge in Architecture Technological Advances A good flexible solar panel requires ETFE coating for protection. ETFE, or ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, is a fluorite-based plastic that can easily withstand high temperatures while promoting…

Common Industries That Rely on ETFE

Industries That Use ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene, commonly referred to as ETFE, is a lubricious plastic that is used in applications that require abrasion protection. The material can be shaped at varying thicknesses depending on the project, and it can handle harsh temperatures and environments. These benefits make ETFE an incredibly versatile material, one that can be used in a variety of industries. At Coating Systems, we utilize this material for a variety of industrial coating applications. Although ethylene tetrafluoroethylene is all around us, many people are not aware of its presence. Here we discuss some of the industries where this material is used. #1. The Automotive Industry…

Coating Systems Explains Why ETFE Use is Huge in Architecture

Why ETFE Use Has Exploded in Popularity within the Architecture World For a long time, architects around the world looked down on plastic polymers as a building material. Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, or ETFE as it is commonly known, was viewed as a handy material for coating in the aerospace industry, but many architects thought of it as a handy coating material only. While it is true that ETFE is fantastic for coating, and Coating Systems offers our own ETFE coating applications, the idea of creating building materials out of a lightweight plastic polymer was seen as impractical. However, recently, architects have begun to experiment with this incredibly versatile…