Asahi Glass fluoropolymer film used to build the translucent polymer roof structure of the Forsyth Barr Stadium
Asahi Glass high-performance fluoropolymer film Fluon ETFE Film has been utilized to build the translucent polymer roof structure of the 30,000-capacity Forsyth Barr Stadium located in Dunedin, New Zealand. Forsyth Barr Stadium is the worlds only permanently covered natural turf stadium. AGC’s fluoropolymer film was chosen for its lightness, which facilitated construction, and its high sunlight transmission rate exceeding 90%, which creates ideal conditions to enhance visual spaciousness and adequately cultivate the natural turf. Fluon ETFE Film is made from a thermoplastic fluoropolymer developed and sold by AGC since 1975. Fluon ETFE features excellent transparency and resistance to heat, chemicals and weather. It also boasts strong electrical insulation and non-sticking properties.
The film is highly weather-resistant and has an exceptionally long life span, resulting in minimal impact to the environment. It is also non-viscous, which makes it difficult for the surface to become soiled. Forsyth Barr Stadium’s roof covers 20,000 square meters, and is composed of sheets of clear, lightweight film with a thickness of 0.2mm installed by Vector Foiltec Ltd. The stadium, completed in early August, will host several notable fixtures in the world’s top rugby event taking place this September 9 to October 23.