Several well-known constructions worldwide have made use of ETFE. Perhaps the best known are the Eden Project (UK), the Allianz Arena (Germany) and the ‘Water Cube’ of the Beijing Olympics. However, ETFE can be used in any building type, not just monumental building works.
ETFE has a proven life-span of over 30 years and is very strong and easy to repair. ETFE is resistant to damage from UV rays, and the foil is dirt-repellent and can be kept clean by rainfall alone.
ETFE systems have a carbon footprint that is around 80% lower than glass windows, and weigh around 1% of a glass panel of similar size. ETFE has a long life-span, meaning energy and resources do not need to be frequently used for replacements. If the foil is damaged, it is easy to repair, rather than replace. When it does reach the end of its life-span, ETFE is fully recyclable.