A Rainforest Jungle Enclosed with a Texlon® ETFE Roof
The ZOOM Adventure World allows visitors to experience a piece of the rainforest jungle in the heart of Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The unique wildlife of the Southeast Asian jungle is home to bats, cranes, and orangutans. The rich biodiversity of this enclosure is aided by the Texlon® ETFE roof with its incredible light transmission.
Taking the Environment into Consideration
The shape of the enclosure is high enough to allow space for the tall vegetation and trees to grow. The printed Texlon® foils provide protection against harmful UV while also offering a high degree of transparency. That is an important benefit of using Texlon® ETFE for the welfare of animals and plant life living in such enclosures. With higher light transmission levels than glass, a rainforest environment is emulated with Texlon® ETFE in this tropical biosphere.
Allow Plant Growth by Light Transmission
Texlon® ETFE foils are incredibly transparent and allow high levels of light transmission into buildings. High levels of visible light and ultraviolet UV-A light are essential for plant growth. A single layer of 100µm ETFE foil allows more than 90% of visible light and 80% of UV-A rays to pass through. This leads to a so-called bactericidal effect of light transmission, a natural phenomenon that kills bacteria, which means that plants thrive as if they were in their natural environment. Another benefit of using Texlon® ETFE foils is that no artificial fertilizers or pesticides are needed for the plants inside the biomes.
Why choose Texlon® ETFE and Vector Foiltec?
Texlon® ETFE is 1% of the weight of glass and therefore requires a far lighter steel structure than its more conventional alternative. Despite this, the material possesses outstanding durability properties, does not degrade under ultraviolet light, and is exceptionally long-lasting.
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All images Copyright Peter Eberts.
If you want to visit the ZOOM Erlebniswelt go to their website (click here).