In recent years, a growing number of sports venues, airports and cultural facilities have chosen conventional ETFE materials for their roofs and facades to create an open, outdoor atmosphere in a controlled, conditioned environment. ETFE’s minimal mechanical strength and thermal performance has often led to multiple layers of material with extensive fritting and close-spaced structural elements and cable reinforcing, which obstruct the transparency envisioned by designers and owners of their facilities.
|Clarity||Do we change this to VLT?||??|
|Tear Strength||No Tear||No Tear|
|Thermal Hear Gain Coefficient||0.38||0.47 (80% frit)|
|UL 94||VTM 0||VTM 0|
|Weight per square foot||594||440|
|Future||Data here||Data here|
The vastly superior strength of ViewScape reduces the number of secondary support elements, reducing both visual clutter and installation time and costs for the roof system.
ViewScape is the first transparent film that far out-performs traditional ETFE in both strength and solar control. With ViewScape, a composite rooting system with built-in solar control, designer can get the best of both worlds: the clarity of ETFE with the strength and solar properties of conventional translucent building materials.
The vastly improved solar performance of ViewScape allows a transparent roof to provide needed thermal protection without multiple cushion layers and no fritting.