Adrijana Pavlović, Snežana Đorić-Veljković, Jugoslav Karamarković

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Nowadays, it is possible to implement and realize solutions that once seemed inconceivable. Namely, the development of novel technologies allows the implementation of creative ideas, as well as new approach to building design. The use of the state of the art technology offers the application of functional high-tech coatings and building claddings. Hence, a new generation of plastic - ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) is increasingly used in buildings and architectural structures. The use of ETFE is increased due to its very low weight, high transparency potential and possibility to control the utilization of daylight in buildings, as well as due to self-sufficient performances and low environmental load. Therefore, it is necessary to overcome a lack of information on some advantages of this environmentally friendly material. In this paper, the properties and possibilities of applications of ETFE are presented. It increasingly replaces traditional glazing and enables the implementation of creative solutions due to its performance and possibility of advancing sustainable construction. This could contribute to sustainable development and to the prevention of the negative influence to climate change.


Daylighting, self-sufficient performances, environmentally friendly, novel materials, ETFE folio, pneumatic panels, ETFE foil cushions, natural ventilation, sustainable construction

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