Library current awareness blog for Computing, Product Design, Design Engineering, Maths and Stats at Middlesex University, London, U.K.
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Sample of the month is ETFE
Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) is a polymer fluorine-based plastic, designed with high corrosion resistance and strength over a wide temperature range.
ETFE has been used in a variety of projects including the Eden Project in Cornwall where the biomes were made from ETFE inflated cushions.
ETFE was also used by the Spanish architects Selgas Cano, who created a colourful plastic ‘cocoon’ for the 2015 Serpentine pavilion. The structure was formed from layers of coloured ETFE plastic stretched over a cage of steel supports.