Building & Construction
Polymer Films: The Clear Solution for Building & Construction
As construction technology advances, Argotec engineered films such as Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) polymer films have emerged as leading materials for modern buildings. Because of their unique benefits, Argotecspecialty films have various applications in the building and construction industry.
About Specialty Films for Building & Construction
Argotec TPU and EVA films are versatile material solutions for the building and construction markets. TPU is a type of plastic that is highly elastic, resistant to abrasion and temperature variations. Its durability and flexibility make it an excellent choice for applications that require both strength and flexibility.
EVA, a copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate, is known for its exceptional flexibility, resilience, and transparency. This form of polymer exhibits excellent toughness and can be processed in a wide range of temperatures. EVA films are highly resistant to UV radiation and have been found to provide superior encapsulation performance. They are commonly used in photovoltaic panel lamination due to their excellent adhesion and damp heat resistance.
Applications for TPU and EVA films in Building & Construction
Argotec TPU and EVA films have numerous applications in the building and construction industry due to their excellent physical properties and versatility, including:
- Window Lamination
- Architectural Glass
- Ballistics Glass
- Weatherproof Glass
- Privacy Glass
- Smart Glass
- Innovative Window Lamination Applications
- Solar Windows
Polymer films are often used window lamination. TPU for windows and EVA film serve as effective laminate windows for security, contributing to the creation of security glass laminate and safety film. The resulting glass laminate provides enhanced safety features, including impact resistance and shatterproof capabilities, protecting residents from potential harm.
In addition, Argotec films are used as interlayer films in architectural glass, providing added strength and durability. This is particularly useful in buildings with large glass facades, where the strength of the glass is paramount. The advantageous properties of TPU and EVA make them excellent materials for creating ballistics glass, which is resistant to high-impact forces.
Argotec engineered films are also used in the creation of smart glassand privacy glass. These optically clear lamination films can change from opaque to transparent with the flick of a switch. This technology has vast potential in the building and construction industry, providing an innovative solution for privacy and light control in both residential and commercial settings.
Benefits of Engineered Films for Building & Construction Applications
The use of Argotec TPU and EVA films in building and construction applications can significantly enhance the safety of a building. Laminated windows ensure that the glass does not shatter into sharp pieces when broken, reducing the risk of injuries, and is used to protect from inclementweather. Similarly, the use of these films in creating ballistics glass enhances the building’s resistance to high-impact forces, providing an additional layer of security.
With their superior optical clarity, Argotec offer options to allow for the creation of clear, visually stunning architectural glass. Moreover, with the ability to produce smart glass, engineered polymer films provide an innovative solution for privacy and light control, enhancing the comfort and convenience of the building’s occupants.
The use of these advanced materials for glass contributes to the sustainability of the building. TPU and EVA films can help improve the energy efficiency of a building by reducing heat gain during summer and heat loss during winter. This can significantly reduce the building’s energy consumption, contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.
Argotec Films for Building & Construction
Argotec specialty films for the building and construction market are a clear choice for builders and architects. From glass lamination to building security and sustainability, contact our team to learn more about how our TPU and EVA films can help your most complex applications.