GREENHOUSE POLYCARBONATE COVERINGS,
Polycarbonate is an outstanding
replacement product for glass and
poly covered greenhouses.
Retrofit assistance provided.
Specifications of Style
An important word about our Polycarbonate and Acrylic products. We offer
them for all types of applications. Shown here are are variety of pictures
indicate very diverse configurations and is an ideal display of clarity,
life of the products under different and harsh condition. We have supplied
products from factories around the world to cleats in all industries
- and in quantity from small units to many thousands
of square feet. Of course, the greenhouse is a major use of the product
but other recent contracts have been:
- High impact product for train locomotive windows
- Skylights for resort and industrial uses
- Large aquarium installation
- Large patio covering
- Sheet material for diverse uses
- Insulating and lining panels
- Greenhouse polycarbonate covers
- Hobby Greenhouses
- Commercial Greenhouses
- Institutional Research Greenhouses
- Agricultural and Low-Tech Greenhouses
- Aquaculture Facilities
- Biomass Growing Houses
Applying twin wall to roof of structure
SO CLEAR, SO TOUGH AND WEATHERABLE,
IT LEAVES POLY IN THE SHADE
THE MOST POPULAR GREENHOUSE POLYCARBONATE PANEL BUT USED
WORLDWIDE FOR MANY PURPOSES BESIDES GREENHOUSES
Now a better option for for efficient greenhouse coverings a tough, new
corrugated Polycarbonate sheet as well many commercial and industrial
applications. Very popular in greenhouses of all types.
LEXAN Corrugated sheet provides the crystal clarity
you associate with glass without the heavy weight, high cost and risk
of breakage and is ideal for greenhouses.
This Polycarbonate covering offers the design flexibility, easy installation
and economy without premature surface deterioration
or loss of light transmission. With service life years longer than polyethylene
or fiberglass, and more economical than glass, LEXAN Corrugated sheet
fills an important cost/performance niche in rigid coverings.
Check These Outstanding Features.
- Up to 90% light transmission by ASTM standards.
- Toughness - 20 times the impact strength of fiberglass. Greater than
40 times the impact strength of glass and acrylic especially for greenhouses.
- Integral UV resistance.
- Light weight.
- Condensate control.
- Available in polished and matte clear, as well as tints.
- Made in U.S.A.
- For high light greenhouse use
- Special greenhouse panels for light transmission.
This rigid Polycarbonate sheet offers impact resistance superior to glass and acrylic. A LEXAN Corrugated sheet.O33 in (.8mm) thick can
withstand over 240 in-lbs of impact Compare this to tempered glass
or structured acrylic. And, LEXAN Corrugated sheet maintains its impact
properties at temperatures ranging from 40o to 250oF.
Please see our corrugated polycarbonate sheets specifications page for technical details.
Typical Corrugated Installation
Note width of corrugation. Example shown is Greca configuration which is
modified corrugation and
definitely the most popular.
|LEXAN® corrugated material is an extruded polycarbonate sheet which offers impact strength, high light transmission, long-term weatherability, and ease of installation. LEXAN corrugated sheet offers an economical, long term option for plant protection and is backed by a ten-year warranty against discoloration and loss of light transmission and a five-year warranty against hail damage. (Warranty specifications available upon request.)
AND AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS
GE Twin wall offers the highest quality Polycarbonate in the broadest range
of types. These are high strength sheet materials with high light transmission
and are extremely energy efficient (up to 50% energy savings). Excellent
impact-resistant characteristics. The industry's best warranty - it is GE,
of course - a full 10 year warranty. The material is cut to length. Drip
guards help prevent condensation water from dripping on crops. All types
of aluminum or Polycarbonate extrusions for sidewalls, end walls, roof,
Excellent uses and cost effective applications for:
- Covered walkways
- Sun rooms
- Retail outlets
- Industrial applications
Contact us for various designs and options.
Please see our multiwall polycarbonate sheets specifications page for technical details.
It is always best to put permanent material in ends of houses because
It is extremely difficult to form poly around equipment.
Also great For sidewalls on Quonsetter, Quality Plus, Ventsetter, etc.
where you Have a 4 ft plus wall.
LEXAN® DRIPGARD® material is a double walled extruded polycarbonate sheet offering thermal insulation, impact strength, high light transmission, long-term weatherability and lightweight - plus
added resistance to condensate build-up.
LEXAN® DRIPGARD® sheet is backed by a ten-year warranty against discoloration and loss of light transmission and a five-year warranty against hail damage. (Warranty specifications available upon request.)
- Standard Anti-Condensate feature
- 71-1/4" wide sheets provide 6' coverage
- .266 lbs. per square foot for 6 mm
- .35 lbs. per square foot for 8 mm
- Lengths cut to size up to 48' long.
- Available in white, bronze, and smoked grey, for an additional charge. Please contact us for more details
Typical Twin Wall Extrusions and Accessories
|#10-16 x 3/4" Tek Screw w/ Double Washer
||corrugated to steel
|410-16 x 1-1/4" Tek Screw w/ Double Washer
||corrugated to wood
|410-16 x 1-1/4" Tek Screw w/ 7/8" Washer
|410-16 x3/4" Tek Screw w/ 7/8" Washer
||w/ lap fastener
|410 x 3/4' Tek Screw , w/o Washer
|Aluminum Nails #10 x 1-1/4" w/ Washer
|Sq. Closure Strip for Twinwall Polycarbonate.
|Grooved Sq. Closure Strip for Twinwall Polycarbonate.
|Twinwall Glazing Bar Base 24' Long (6 lbs.)
|Twinwall Glazing Bar Cap 24' Long (3.9 lbs.)
|Screw Type "A" #10 x 12", w/o Washer
|Twinwall Panel End Cap 12' Long (3.5 lbs.)
|Tape for top of sheet 1" Wide x 150' Long
|Tape for bottom of sheet 1" Wide x 150' Long
|Spacer (4 per girt run in 6' width) - with adhesive back
Installing Twin wall Polycarbonate on Your Greenhouse.
Taking care of some simple techniques will make your projects successful.
- Always install the sheets with the flutes oriented vertically. When
used as a roof covering, design with at least a 5 degree slope, never
- Remember to allow for expansion and contraction in every installation.
Bronze and Gray panels change more in size. Use extrusions that allow
for sufficient edge engagement plus the expansion allowance.
- Panels can be cut with protective masking in place with a fine tooth
saw or a sharp knife. Remember to remove the masking prior to final
fixing in place. Chips from cutting should be blown out of the flutes.
- The specially treated weather side is identified on the masking. This
side must always face the exterior.
- In vertical installations, the top flutes should be capped with an
extrusion or tape and the bottom left open for drainage. Vented tape
can be used on the bottom.
Storage of Panels
The sheets should be stacked on a solid flat surface. Store out of direct
sun to avoid accumulated heat effects. Cover for protection. Never use flexible
vinyl sheets as a cover as the plasticizes may react with the Polycarbonate.
The following are considered safe:
- Acetic Acid
- Antimony Chloride
- Calcium Hypochloride
- Carbon Monoxide
- Copper Sulphate
- Ethylene Glycol
- Hydrochloric Acid - 20 %
- Hydrofluoric Acid - 5%
- Ammonium Chloride
- Borax in Water
- Calcium Chloride
- Carbon Dioxide
- Citric Acid - 10%
- Ethyl Alcohol - 95%
- Formalin - 10%]
The following require caution:
- Formic Acid
- Heating Fuel
- Perchloric Acid - Conce
- Sulphur Dioxide
- Diesel Oil
- Jet Fuel
The following will attack Polycarbonate:
- Buty Acetate
- Dimethly Formamide
- Hydrochloric Acid-Conc
- Hydorfluoric Acid-Conc
- Methyl Ethyl Ketone
- Sulphuric Acid - Conc.
- Amyl Acetate
- Caustic Soda
Attaching materials are for all conditions.
Special attachments required for greenhouse and nursery.
Important ordering information:
- Standard maximum length: 24 ft.
- Special orders up to 39 ft 6 inches available — 90 days delivery. High minimum order for unusual applications; generally not recommended.
- Sinus, Arch and Wave configurations popular in international market High minimum orders. 90 day delivery.
- Minimum of 6 panels per length.
- Minimum order 400 square feet or $500, whichever is
- Skid charges depend upon length and width of panels; minimum $125.