BEMO USA / BEMO-Lightspan

Inspiring freeform building envelopes with etfe

 

 

BEMO USA is a leader in ETFE (Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene). ETFE was developed by Dupont as an insulation material for the aerospace industry in the 1970s. With an outstanding strength-to-weight ratio enabling large spans combined with translucent light transmission, ETFE was discovered to be a unique building material and has been used in buildings from small to monumental. The Allianz Arena in Germany, Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium, and China’s Olympic Water Cube are just a few of the signature projects that have ETFE features. ETFE foil is used as an alternative to glass, with 10% of the weight, while providing high natural light transmission that eliminates harmful UV rays. Beyond the robust properties of EFTE, structures with foil can be transformed with a variety of lighting options that create stunning visual effects.

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Pillow/cushion

Pillow perfect design

Multiple layers of ETFE are combined in a “pillow” system to increase span capabilities, improve insulation levels, enhance the resiliency of the system, and achieve dynamic light transmission schemes. Bemo’s proven line of installation components attaches the ETFE foil pillows to the structure, and each pillow is properly inflated with engineered air-handling equipment, tubing, and connector nozzles that provide steady air pressure to the system. ETFE pillows offer unparalleled design flexibility and the opportunity to create eye-catching, long-lasting structures.

  • Single and multi-pillow options (up to 5 layers of ETFE)
  • 90-95% light transmission through each layer
  • Frit patterns available to vary light transmission
  • U-values ranging from 1.05 to .26
  • Each layer is 1% of the weight of glass
  • Lifespan of more than 40-years
  • Unaffected by UV and environmental exposure
  • Incredibly low coefficient of friction promotes self-cleaning with rain
Bemo Lightspan Pillow Canopy
Bemo Lightspan 3d section
Bemo Lightspan 3d section

single skin

A single layer of ETFE may be the system of choice for shorter spans and can be combined with cable supports to increase span capabilities. This economical system is an ideal alternative to glass for outdoor canopies and other environments where thermal performance is not a factor.

Frit Canopy