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.
Find this and other materials in our Samples Collection located in the Materials Room (Basement of the Library). More information at http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/specialcolls

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