The project production of fluoropolymer pellicles is in line with the product diversification strategy aimed at increasing the output of high-tech civilian products and bringing it to 68% by 2025.
One of the promising directions of the project is the development of a wide film of tetrafluoroethylene copolymer with ethylene, known in the world as ETFE, and in Russia as fluoroplast-40. Nowadays architectural elements of buildings — the roofs of stadiums and cultural centers, facades, dome structures and canopies made of light fluoropolymer alternatives to glass-are in increasing demand.
Significant advantages of ETFE films over other types of coatings in greenhouse and greenhouse farms are expressed in a greater range of light transmission, including UV, in the absence of noticeable aging for up to 20 — 30 years, self-cleaning and exceptional strength and determine the growth of the use of films in this purpose worldwide.
Apart from this, ETFE films are actively used as a protective barrier for photovoltaic cells, OLED screens, when protected from the aggressive external influences of many other working surfaces. In Europe, state-funded architectural projects of "intelligent buildings" have been successfully implemented recently, in which the flexible electronics of solar cells and light sources are sealed in the anti-glare film-based ETFE, which provides an automatic reaction of the "smart" building to changing environmental conditions, creates comfortable conditions and low power consumption of living quarters.
The production of films from a wide range of thermoplastic fluoropolymers, including ion exchange membranes of fuel cells, films with special properties or piezoelectric materials, is in demand at various science-intensive enterprises of the country, including the military-space complex, which is also taken into account by the project.