AGC’s High Performance Fluon®ETFE Film used in Natural Turf Stadium at Sochi

AGC’s Fluon®ETFE Film is used on the exterior of the 40,000-seat natural turf stadium in Sochi, Russia. The light and flexible fluoropolymer film not only protects spectators from wind and snow, but also its transparency allows them to enjoy a view of the Krasnaya Polyana mountain range from inside the stadium

AGC, a leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, announced today that its fluoropolymer product, Fluon®ETFE Film, has been used for the exterior of the 40,000-seat natural turf stadium in Sochi, Russia.

The stadium design is based on the icy peak of the Fisht Mountain. To depict the curvilinear shape with a smooth surface, approximately 78,000 square meters of AGC’s 0.1 mm to 0.25 mm-thick Fluon®ETFE Film is used for the roof and façade of the stadium. The light and flexible fluoropolymer film not only protects the spectators from wind and snow, but also its transparency allows them to enjoy a view of the Krasnaya Polyana mountain range from inside the stadium. The film’s excellent light transmission creates ideal conditions to cultivate the natural turf, and amplifies the effect of night-time illumination. In addition, its durability and soil-resistance enables long-term use and easy-maintenance of the stadium.

Fluon®ETFE Film has been attracting attention as a high-performance building material and is already used in world class sporting and exposition venues, including Munich’s Allianz Stadium and Brazil’s Itaipava Arena Pernambuco.

Leveraging its long-established fluorochemical technology, AGC will continue to take part in global events, and help create comfortable living spaces for people around the world.