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One of the points when designing a football stadium like the Allianz-Arena is its impact on natural turf. Sunlight is essential for the growth of natural turf in any football stadium. Because Munich in Germany is located at a high latitude, the sun slants through the arena. Because of this, ingenuity was needed so that the walls and roof would not block natural light. A material that could protect spectators from the elements, but still allow the easy penetration of sunlight to natural turf, was sought, and AGC's "ETFE Film" solved the difficult problem. Our "ETFE Film" is a highly functional material that can be described as the crystallization of the AGC Group's fluoropolymer technology. It looks and feels like a slightly thick, clear file folder for storing documents, but amazing functions are stored there. One of the functions that is most important is its light transmission (the rate of light penetrating a material). It is necessary to invite sunlight as much as possible so that the natural turf will not wither. The light transmission of this "ETFE Film" is surprisingly more than 90%. One can guess how much the film allows the penetration of sunlight, because the light transmission of ordinary glass is in the 80% range. Moreover, our "ETFE Film" is lighter than glass, and highly resistant to soil. Because of this, it is easy to use as a construction material, and also easy to maintain.
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These bubbles won’t burst
The „Water Cube" seems to be sliced from a giant cube of soap-bubble foam. This prestigious project comprises over 100,000 sq.m. of ETFE foils, meaning it is the single largest ETFE structure in the world to date.