Frequently Asked Questions
Do your polycarbonate sheets have UV protection? What does UV protection do to polycarbonate sheets?
Yes. All of our polycarbonate sheets (twin wall, solid, embossed and corrugated, rib-type and corrugated) are UV-blended and have UV top coatings. The outer surface has chemical bond to absorb the sun’s ultraviolet rays to further protect the sheets from the normal wear and tear and provide a more durable shelter from beneath.
Can I use any kind of sealant for polycarbonate sheets?
No. Although you can use any brand of sealant but the type of sealant that must be used for polycarbonate sheets should be non-acetic or neutral. Otherwise, other sealants might make the polycarbonate sheets brittle that causes cracks and damages.
How do you connect polycarbonate sheets?
H-connector and/or aluminum flatbar are used to connect polycarbonate sheets. There must be enough space between the sheets for expansion and keep expansion allowance according to the local temperature variation.
What is the life span of your polycarbonate sheets?
Lifespan of polycarbonate sheets vary from its type. Solid sheet has a guaranteed lifespan of at least 10 years while twin wall sheet lasts for 5-8 years. All told, said life span depends upon how the sheets are installed. If not properly installed, the sheets might deteriorate earlier than its lifespan.
Does the color of polycarbonate sheet fade?
UV protection shields polycarbonate sheets and its color from earlier discoloration but it doesn’t mean that the color will not fade. Due to normal wear and tear, the color will fade in time.
Why do polycarbonate sheets warp?
Polycarbonate sheet is an engineered plastic resin belonging to the polyester family of plastics. It is a high quality, transparent thermoplastic synthetic material with exceptional properties, some of which are temperature resistant and flexibility – it can resist both considerably low and high temperatures. Mild warping is normal. Adequate spacing of framing is highly important and recommended. Framing must be fabricated and installed properly.
Do polycarbonate sheets block sun rays and heat from the sun?
Polycarbonate sheets are mainly used for skylight roofing thus sheets can transmit up to 80% of natural light reducing the use of electricity-based lighting. Polycarbonate sheets have excellent heat insulation properties and have lower coefficient heat transmission of up to 60%.
Can polycarbonate sheets be bent into our desired curve?
Polycarbonate Twin Wall sheets can be bent up to 175 times its thickness in normal atmospheric temperature.
How do your polycarbonate sheets differ from others?
Our polycarbonate sheets are very competitive in terms of quality and price and we have the most variety of polycarbonate sheets for every individual and organization’s unique requirements.
How does Polylite Industrial Corporation differ from other polycarbonate sheet suppliers?
Polylite Industrial Corporation has made its mark in the industry by following the construction industry’s constant technology transformation such as venture for energy consumption. Our product lines allow natural lighting to enter structures to further lessen the amount of lighting fixtures needed. From then on, Polylite Industrial Corporation supports sustainable building and green technology. In its quest for competitive edge, it has always maintained the highest level of quality on finished products passing rigid tests to meet international standards.