3D letters and/or 3D logos are made of plastic, metal, or foam. They reinforce an upscale image and create a clear highlighted message. These signs can be illuminated or not.
All Palram Polycarbonate products can be cold bent on site during installation, subject to a minimum radius. The radius varies based on the chosen product. For flat sheets like Palsun & Sunlite the rule of thumb for minimum radius is the thickness multiplied by 200. Please check the Palram catalog for more detailed specifications.
Recommended thickness is based on the wind load, panel size and boundary conditions. You can go to Palram website and use our calculators to determine the recommended thickness.
In order to reduce heat build up through the façade, Palram strongly recommends the use of its tinted SolarSmart™ panels. SolarSmart™ tints can be implemented in all Palram polycarbonate products. For further information please look for the Palram SolarSmart™ technology page.
Flat solid or multiwall sheets can be glazed in double skin applications using standard aluminum curtain wall profiles and EPDM gaskets. The SUNPAL system can be installed in a double skin application with a special aluminum profile provided by Palram.
Palsun can be installed with standard curtain wall aluminum glazing profiles and EPDM gaskets (similar to glass), or spider fixing spaced approx. 400mm centers. It cannot be used with structural silicone, however. PALRGARD (PALSUN) with anti-scratch coating is the recommended substitute.
It depends on the storage conditions of the product before thermoforming. It is recommended to check the product before thermoforming is attempted.
Most of the Palram products that come with PE covering are suitable for thermoforming. In general we recommend using clear PE, and not a printed one.
Acrylic edges can be polished by heating them with a torch, blowing hot air, or rotating a brush with wax.
Polycarbonate’s minimum allowed bending radius is x200 the thickness of the sheet. e.g. a 2 mm sheet has a minimum 400 mm bending radius.
PALCLAD Pro comes standards 1500x3000 mm, in thicknesses of 2 and 2.5 mm.
PALCLAD Pro comes standard in White, off-white, and there are 10 more additional colors, which are available on special orders.
PALCLAD Pro can be printed on, with excellent ink adhesion to surface and print quality.
Antimicrobial (Palclad Pro) and Antibacterial (HYG) are interchangeable in many cases, however antimicrobial offers further protection by eliminating fungi, meaning any mold or mold build up is almost completely eliminated.
Yes. This is feasible via domes solutions or glazing solution. Please contact Palram technical support for further clarification
Flat Solid or Multiwall sheets need to be glazed with designated aluminum profiles when used as a skylight.
Corrugated polycarbonate sheets are being installed as a homogeneous part of the metal roof. Please review Palram installation instruction of the desired profile.
Clear corrugated PVC sheets can function as skylights incorporated in Metal/other roofing, only in cold climate areas.
Pre-drilling the holes ensures that the panels will have room to expand and contract properly with temperature change. Skipping this step can lead to distorted, warped or cracked panels.
We have various parameters of LT% - from 20% to 90% We have a color that we call “diffuser”: It allows 85% of light get in while diffusing it 100%. This means you see a light panel. It is not transparent, but highly translucent.
Polycarbonate sheets block UV radiation by absorbing it. This absorption mechanism might degrade the material, and the sheet has to be protected against it. Protection to the sheet is achieved by coating it with a special material.
In order to protect the sheets, they must be installed with the marked UV protective layer facing outside. Although sheet products can also be UV protected on both sides, most of the sheets are protected on one side that is marked clearly.