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ETFE (Ethylene TetrafluoroEthylene) - a fluorocarbon-based polymer (a fluoropolymer), a kind of plastic. Fluorocarbons are carbon-fluorine compounds that often contain other elements such as hydrogen, chlorine, or bromine. ... A polymer is a generic term used to describe a substantially long molecule. ... A fluoropolymer is a polymer that contains atoms of fluorine. ... Plastic is a term that covers a range of synthetic or semi-synthetic polymerization products. ...


It was designed to be a material with high corrosion resistance and mechanical strength over a wide temperature range, as well as high abrasion resistance.


An example of its use is as pneumatic panels to cover the outside of the football stadium Allianz Arena, the world's largest structure made of ETFE film (laminate). Pneumatics, from the Greek πνευματικός (pneumatikos, coming from the wind) is the use of pressurized air in science and technology. ... An Australian rules football match at the Richmond Paddock, Melbourne, in 1866. ... The Olympia Stadium: start and finish lines visible, defining the length of one stadium (in this case 192. ... Allianz Arena The Allianz Arena is a football stadium located in the north-Munich district of Fröttmaning. ... Building is either the act of creating an object assembled from more than one element, or the object itself; see also construction. ... It has been suggested that Net flux be merged into this article or section. ... A laminate is a material constructed by uniting two or more layers of material together. ...


Examples of brand names of ETFE are Tefzel by DuPont and Fluon by Asahi Glass Company, Ltd.. This article is about the DuPont company. ...


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