Sustainability is central to our philosophy and influences every aspect of the design of Texlon® ETFE cladding technology. Vector Foiltec is committed to developing and delivering methods that add economic, environmental and social value to communities and industry.
The use of Texlon® ETFE offers significant environmental benefits when compared to alternative transparent cladding systems. This is true whether it is used for new buildings or refurbishment projects. The low levels of embodied energy and outstanding environmental benefits result in ecologically benign building envelopes. Choosing Texlon® ETFE can facilitate a reduction in requirements for artificial lighting, environmental control and the mass of supporting structures, while allowing for a faster installation compared to similar glazed systems.
Texlon® inflated panels that have reached the end of their useful phase, and ETFE offcuts are recycled. The material is made into valves and other small components that are used in the manufacture of new ETFE systems. The aluminium cap and base profiles can be re-used for new buildings and refurbishment projects or recycled.
Following two years of empirical data collection, comprehensive life cycle analysis and third party evaluation, the Texlon® ETFE system was the first ETFE System in the world to be awarded an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). Our efforts have been recognised by the Eco Platform which promote EPDs in European and international markets.