The TEXLON® cladding system offers designers unparalleled opportunities in the development of the climatic envelope.
TEXLON® consists of pneumatic cushions restrained in aluminium extrusions and supported by a lightweight structure. The cushions are inflated with low-pressure air to provide insulation and resist wind loads.
The cushions are manufactured from multiple layers of ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene (ETFE), a modified co-polymer. Originally developed for the space industry, the material is unique in that it does not degrade under ultraviolet light or atmospheric pollution.
As TEXLON® is extremely long lasting, it can be used as part of the permanent building envelope. Furthermore, as the surface is very smooth and has anti-adhesive properties, the envelope self-cleanses under the action of rain.
TEXLON® combines exceptional light transmission with high insulation. Each layer can incorporate different types of solar shading enabling the designer to optimise the aesthetic and environmental performance of the building envelope. We also create cladding systems that react to the sun and change their solar transmission and insulation throughout the day.
These properties coupled with TEXLON®’s very low levels of embodied energy and outstanding environmental characteristics result in an ecologically benign climatic envelope.
Through sophisticated load analysis and patterning we can engineer TEXLON® to virtually any size or shape. This coupled with TEXLON®’s innate flexibility allows designers the opportunity to create structures of unusual lightness and elegance.
Further topics on the TEXLON® roof and façade system:
TEXLON® – Structural concepts
TEXLON® – Solar control
TEXLON® – Variable skins
TEXLON® – Solar
TEXLON® – Durability
TEXLON® – Colour
TEXLON® – Insulation
TEXLON® – Ventilation
TEXLON® – Fire
TEXLON® – Ecology
TEXLON® – Acoustics
TEXLON® – The universal envelope