Polycarbonate GREENHOUSE POLYCARBONATE COVERINGS, POLYCARBONATE CONVERINGS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL USES 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 which 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 Walkways Sheet material for diverse uses Insulating and lining panels Greenhouse polycarbonate covers Nurseries 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 the better option for for efficient greenhouse coverings is the tough, new corrugated Polycarbonate sheets that have many commercial and industrial applications. Polycarbonate sheets are very popular in greenhouses of all types. LEXAN Corrugated sheet, a type of multiwall Polycarbonate sheet, provides the crystal clarity you associate with glass panels without the heavy weight, high cost and risk of breakage and is ideal for greenhouses. These Polycarbonate panels offer 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 wall, and more economical than glass, LEXAN Corrugated polycarbonate sheet fills an important cost/performance niche in rigid coverings. Check These Outstanding Features. Up to 90% light transmission by ASTM standards. Toughness of Polycarbonate – 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. Formability. 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. Impact Strength 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.) COMMECIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS LEXAN ThermoClear Twin wall Polycarbonate Triple Wall is available. 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, etc. Excellent uses and cost effective applications for: Greenhouses Skylights Covered walkways Sun rooms Canopies Retail outlets Industrial applications Greenhouses/Nurseries 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 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 FASTENING ACCESSORIES DESCRIPTION USED FOR ORDER # #10-16 x 3/4″ Tek Screw w/ Double Washer corrugated to steel S9970055 410-16 x 1-1/4″ Tek Screw w/ Double Washer corrugated to wood S9970013 410-16 x 1-1/4″ Tek Screw w/ 7/8″ Washer twinwall S9970017 410-16 x3/4″ Tek Screw w/ 7/8″ Washer w/ lap fastener S9970014 410 x 3/4′ Tek Screw , w/o Washer w/ A9970350 S9970010 Aluminum Nails #10 x 1-1/4″ w/ Washer wood frame N9970020 Sq. Closure Strip for Twinwall Polycarbonate. vertical areas C9970355 Grooved Sq. Closure Strip for Twinwall Polycarbonate. horizontal areas C9970365 Twinwall Glazing Bar Base 24′ Long (6 lbs.) w/ S9970010 A9970350 Twinwall Glazing Bar Cap 24′ Long (3.9 lbs.) w/ S9970043 A0070355 Screw Type “A” #10 x 12″, w/o Washer w/ A9970355 S9970043 Twinwall Panel End Cap 12′ Long (3.5 lbs.) w/ S9970010 A0070361 Tape for top of sheet 1″ Wide x 150′ Long Top T9970010 Tape for bottom of sheet 1″ Wide x 150′ Long Bottom T9970020 Spacer (4 per girt run in 6′ width) – with adhesive back w/ S9970017 W9970300 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 horizontal. 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. Chemical Resistance The following are considered safe: Acetic Acid Antimony Chloride Butane Calcium Hypochloride Carbon Monoxide Copper Sulphate Ethylene Glycol Hydrochloric Acid – 20 % Hydrofluoric Acid – 5% Oxygen Sulphur Water Ammonium Chloride Borax in Water Calcium Chloride Carbon Dioxide Citric Acid – 10% Ethyl Alcohol – 95% Formalin – 10%] Methane Mercury Ozone Urea The following require caution: Cyclohexane Formic Acid Heating Fuel Perchloric Acid – Conce Sulphur Dioxide Diesel Oil Glycerine Jet Fuel Gasoline Turpentine The following will attack Polycarbonate: Acetone Ammonia Benzene Buty Acetate Dimethly Formamide Hydrochloric Acid-Conc Hydorfluoric Acid-Conc Methyl Ethyl Ketone Perchloroethylene Toluol Sulphuric Acid – Conc. Acrylonitrile Amyl Acetate Bromine Chloroform Caustic Soda Ether Iodine Methanol Styrene Xylene 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 greater. Skid charges depend upon length and width of panels; minimum $125.