Technological advancement has been playing a key role in the manufacturing process of polycarbonate products. The polycarbonate roofing sheets are available in colored, embossed, matte, prismatic, colored and corrugated forms.
Using the corrugated polycarbonate glazing has been a common trend due to the structural benefits these sheets are associated with. They are available in different profiles with the most common corrugated sheets having grooves and ridge patterns. They can may have curved, V-shaped, box or rectangular profiles. These ridges play two significant roles; allowing water runoff and contributing to their general strength.
Both scientific and technical innovations are still going on to improve these products with an aim to provide consumers with even more benefits. For example, a number of corrugated polycarbonate for glazing feature numerous additives and tints. They help to block certain radiations and improve the aesthetic appearance of these sheets. They come in different tints such as opal, grey and clear. They’re designed with high performance UV-A and UV-B protection, making them suitable for outdoor applications.
Some of the essential structural benefits of the corrugated polycarbonate glazing sheets include:
these sheets can make the internal environment very productive in greenhouses, houses and stadia where the corrugated sheets are used for roofing applications. They can achieve close to 90% light transmission and control the solar radiation. They have been designed to optimize light diffusion and eliminate either shadows or glare, which are some of the undesirable phenomena.
Since they have been designed to be used in the outdoor applications, they are co-extruded with the ultraviolet protection layer. This protective layer may either be on one side or two sides of a sheet which are exposed to the external environment depending on the design requirement. The high performance coating can filter over 98% of the disastrous UV radiation. This protects the sheet against yellowing and weathering. Essentially, this prolongs the life of the corrugated polycarbonate panel. The protective coating forms an important part of the structural design of the corrugated polycarbonate glazing sheets.
corrugating these polycarbonate sheets add some mechanical and impact strength to these products. The fact that they’re over 200 times stronger than a number of products which are used in most applications make them a perfect choice for a number of applications. They can maintain their mechanical strength over a wide range of temperature (-40 to +130 ̊C). This reduces the maintenance costs significantly besides ensuring safety of the overall structure.
Furthermore, it is considered a safe product due to the highest classification of fire rating it can achieve, For example, the corrugated sheets meet the EN13501 fire test standard. In case they begin to burn, they soften and open, allowing the smoke and other gases produced to escape.
reducing energy consumption is paramount. With the multi-wall corrugated polycarbonate glazing sheets, you can save more than 15% of the energy consumption. The air between the sheets acts as an insulator which hinders heat transfer between the interior and the exterior of the room. Still, the internal structure adds some mechanical strength to the polycarbonate sheet.