ETFE has excellent mechanical properties, strength and tear resistance combined with chemical resistance and outstanding electrical and thermal properties. It is particularly resistant to attacks from all aggressive chemicals and acids. Besides its impressive mechanical properties, ETFE offers excellent abrasion resistance and rigidity. This can be beneficial in applications in which irregular accelerations cause abrasion.
ETFE is very popular in the cable and wire industry. But it is also frequently used in architecture, such as in roof constructions made of ETFE foil (Allianz Arena in Munich, Beijing National Aquatics Centre), but also in other areas, such as laminating thin-film solar cells.
Operating temperature: -70 to +150°C
Melting temperature: +210 to +270°C