ETFE Structure Specialists

The New Generation Material

MakMax boasts an international portfolio of ETFE architecturally designed projects, including transport stations, shopping centres, roof canopies, educational facilities, porte-cochere, walkways and distinctive project feature designs.

What is ETFE film?

ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) is durable, highly transparent and very lightweight in comparison to glass structures.

ETFE is a next generation material which goes beyond the properties of glass.

This fabric is considered the material of choice for traditional skylight applications to long span structures and building facades. ETFE is often used as a fabric roof alternative, offering elegance and modern design alternatives.

What are the benefits of etfe?

  • ETFE film can be highly transparent (from 90% to 95%) and as a result of UV transparency, the film will not discolour or weaken structurally over time.
  • Due to the lightweight nature of ETFE, substructure support systems and concrete foundations can be designed more efficiently.
  • ETFE systems also provide ample natural daylighting, thus minimising energy costs by lowering the demand for indoor lighting.
  • From extruding of the film to transportation to site, compared to other similar cladding material, little energy will be consumed, thus reducing the overall carbon footprint.
  • The nature of ETFE systems enhances the building physics through insulation and daylighting, contributing to the global low energy aspect of the building.
  • Under exposure to environmental pollution, UV light, harsh chemicals, or extreme temperature variations, ETFE is robust and unlikely to degrade.
  • Easily recyclable, waste from the manufacturing process or even old elements can be remoulded into new products such as tubing components and wires.
  • Colours can be introduced in a variety of ways. It can be applied during the film extrusion process providing a consistent tint in various tones from red to violet or by adding coloured lighting with changeable colour options.

Would You Like More Information?

Contact us today to discuss your project requirements. We are the market leader in the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of custom fabric structures for a wide variety of applications and industries. We have extensive project experience and offer endless possibilities when it comes to custom design solutions to meet your needs.