Why Texlon Is The Future Of Construction

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Businesses are constantly looking for renewable energy sources to help lessen their carbon footprint. In a world where the “saving” is the buzzword regarding just about anything then it seems logical that energy saving be the most common. It, however, is extremely difficult in certain countries – such as the UK – to rely on solar energy for example to provide a constant supply because of the temperamental nature of the weather.

Companies have recognized this and have tried to develop innovative and unique ways to utilize the sun and other natural resources in order to secure a constant and efficient energy supply.

This article will highlight the main benefits of using these new technologies such as EFTE roofing and Texlon cushioning (this may sound like a foreign language at the moment – all will become clear, don’t worry).

Creates an Efficient Micro-Climate

Ethylene-Tetra-Fluoro-Ethylene (ETFE) forms the basis of the Texlon cushioning system that form the roofing structure created and invented by Vector Foiltec. The cladding system creates a specialized climate within due to the high levels of sun absorption.

This creates within an ecologically sound environment to work. Having worked on the Eden Project and created the Air Control Tower in Abu Dhabi, VF’s work has been marveled over world wide. It’s the efficiency that is different from other renewable energy methods such as Wind Turbines – their unique technique marks a shift in the future of renewable energy.

Aesthetically Very Pleasing

Interestingly, one of the main positives of ETFE roofs is the way they look. You wouldn’t usually associate renewable energy as attractive, based upon the extreme eyesores created by wind turbines.

However, some beautifully innovative creations have been made with the help of the cushioning system, the floating pavilion in Rotterdam is a particularly impressive example of this. Buildings nowadays have to be extremely good on the eye as part of large company branding initiatives. They are becoming increasingly quirky and most of them strangely seem to be made of glass.

These Texlon based roofs are on the rise and soon many of our cities will be filled with these highly interesting and extremely efficient constructions. This is just an early heads up.

Durable and Long Lasting

As the material is unaffected by UV light or pollution the roofing is extremely long lasting and maintenance comes with the service. The specific angling of the roof means that its very difficult for dirt to stick and rain water acts in itself as a cleaner for the cushions which is very interesting and innovative.

The moving parts are limited and inflation systems are purposely designed to be very long lasting and efficient. As a company that can afford this sort of roofing then this is what you want to hear, your money will be safe in this type of roofing.

The durability only adds to the appeal of this system and while the cost is high, the target companies won’t have any problem footing the bill and much of it will be made back in energy savings.


Andrew is extremely interested in the environment and tries to do his best to protect it. He believes writing about it will cause other people to take added care in their day to day lives.