PALSUN®
PALSUN Flat Solid Polycarbonate Sheet
PALSUN®
PALSUN Flat Solid Polycarbonate Sheet
PALSUN®

PALSUN® CHAPA COMPACTA DE POLICARBONATO

A mais ampla gama de painéis transparentes de policarbonato compacto para coberturas, envidraçamento e comunicação visual

As chapas compactas de policarbonato são uma excelente alternativa ao vidro em uma ampla gama de aplicações, pois elas são 200 vezes mais resistentes e pesam menos da metade do vidro. A Palram oferece as chapas compactas de policarbonato PALSUN para essas aplicações, e já instalou milhões de metros quadrados em todo o mundo em projetos que vão além da imaginação. As chapas PALSUN oferecem uma extraordinária resistência ao impacto e durabilidade, e estão disponíveis em uma variedade de tons, desde transparentes semelhantes ao vidro até sombreados - com ou sem difusão. Além disso, a Palram também oferece os tons SolarSmart ™ com tecnologia seletiva de controle solar. As chapas policarbonato PALSUN são um dos muitos produtos que a Palram oferece para esses segmentos de mercado.

VIRTUALMENTE INQUEBRÁVEL - 200 VEZES MAIS FORTES DO QUE O VIDRO COM MENOS DA METADE DO PESO

  • Ideais para sinalização, barreiras acústicas, claraboias, envidraçamentos e vidros de segurança
  • Suportam força brusca
  • Protegem pessoas, plantas, móveis e outros objetos da exposição aos raios UV
  • Até 90% da transmissão de luz
VIRTUALMENTE INQUEBRÁVEL - 200 VEZES MAIS FORTES DO QUE O VIDRO COM MENOS DA METADE DO PESO

ESTÁDIO SHENZHEN UNIVERSIADE - EQUIPE DE PROJETOS DE PALRAM

A Palram forneceu o envidraçamento de policarbonato compacto PALSUN para o principal estádio do complexo Shenzhen Universiade, junto com soluções e suporte de engenharia. Na conclusão do projeto o estádio principal de Shenzhen Universiade tinha a maior cobertura de policarbonato do mundo.

ESTÁDIO SHENZHEN UNIVERSIADE - EQUIPE DE PROJETOS DE PALRAM

PRODUCT DETAILS

Standard Dimensions

Thickness (mm)Width x Length (mm)Smooth Both sidesEmbossed Both sidesMatte One sideHair Cell One sidePrismatic One side
11220 x 2440u2714u2714
1.51250 x 2440u2714u2714u2714
21220 x 2440, 1250 x 2440, 2050 x 3050u2714u2714u2714
2.5 - 61220 x 2440, 1250 x 2440, 2050 x 3050u2714u2714u2714u2714u2714
81220 x 2440, 1250 x 2440, 2050 x 3050u2714u2714u2714
9 - 12.71220 x 2440, 1250 x 2440, 2050 x 3050u2714u2714
2018-02-01 00:00:002450 x 3050u2714
Standard Dimensions Note           *Other Dimensions Are Available Upon Request, Subject To A Minimum Order.

Product Range

RangeProductDescription
BasicPalsun® Basicu2122UV Stabilized general purpose polycarbonate sheet
UVPalsun® UV1Co-extruded UV protection on one side for exterior applications
UVPalsun® UV2Co-extruded UV protection on both sides for exterior applications
UVPalsun® Embossed*Embossed surface (E102, prismatic, hair cell)
UVPalsun® FR*Fire retardant, with higher fire resistant rating
UVPalsun® Matte*Matte finish on one side
UVPalsun® SG WhiteHigh diffusion for sign grade applications
UVPalsun® CSCoil stock on rolls (Clear and SG White standard)
UVPalsun® FoamFlat foamed polycarbonate sheet, UV protected on one side
Solar Smart UVPalsun® Solar Control*Efficient heat-blocking with metallic appearance
Solar Smart UVPalsun® Smart*See-through sheet with advanced heat-blocking
SpecialtyPalsun® Basic FR**Fire retardant, with elevated Relative Thermal Index (RTI) values
SpecialtyPalsun® OGOptical grade sheet
SpecialtyPalgard®Abrasion resistant on one or both sides
SpecialtyPalgard® TGTransportation grade (meets specific transportation codes)
SpecialtyPalshieldu2122Containment and bullet resistant glazing
Product Range Note         *With Co-Extruded UV Protection On One Or Both Sidesn** Available In 2mm And 2.36mm For Applications Without Direct UV Exposure

Typical Width Dimensions

TypeDimensions
Available Widths x Lengths48'' X 96'', 60'' x 96'', 72'' x 96'' and 80'' x 120''
Available Thicknesses0.03'' to 0.50''

Typical Width Dimensions Note          * Custom Width - Run To Size, In Thicknesses 0.03″ To 0.67″

Standard Color chart

Type:*Colors
TransparentClear, Solar Grey, Bronze, Red, Blue, Green, Smart Green, Smart Blue, Bluish Breeze
TranslucentYellow, Red, Mint Green, White Opal, White Diffuser, Light Box, Solar Ice, Solar Olympic, Solar Control
OpaqueDark Green, Red Brick, Black, Dark Blue, Cream, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Brown, Off White
Standard Color Text
  • *Custom Colors And Solar Transmissions Are Available Upon Request, Subject To A Minimum Order
Solar Smart Colors Note
  • *Significant Minimum Order Requirements May Apply For Some Colors Listed. Custom Colors Available Upon Request; Please Contact Your Palram Representative Or Agent For Additional Details And Minimums. N** Solar Smart
Typical Physical Properties Notes           * ASTM Except Where Noted.

Flammability

StandardClassification*
EN13501B, s1, d0
BS 476/7Class 1
NFP 92501M/2
UL ClassifiedV2 (File e221255)
ASTM D-635CC1

Flammability Notes          * Depends On Thickness. For Additional Information Please Contact Your Palram Distributor.

FR Flammability

OrganizationStandardClassification
ASTMD-2863-87L.O.I. = 30
ULUL 94V-0
AU1530.3-1982Ignitability Index = 9,Spread of Flame Index = 8, Heat Evolved Index = 10, Smoke Developed Index = 8
FR Flammability Note           * Depends On Thickness. For Additional Information Please Contact Your Palram Distributor.

Regulatory Code Compliance Certification

OrganizationStandardClassification
ULSAM File # E336663Rigid Sign Face Material
ULUL972Pass
Miami Dade CountyNOA # 15-1207.07Approved Plastic
ANSIZ97.1-09Impact and Weathering
ICCIBC Section 2606.4Light Trans. Plastic
ICCIBC Section 803.1Interior Finish
CCMCNBC 2010 (Canopy Covering)Compliant (CCMC Eval. Rep. 13450-R)

Palsun Fr Flammability Notes          *0.177″ Thru 0.50″ **0.040 (1mm) Thickness Available With Class A Rating ***Depends On Thickness

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I curve the polycarbonate to follow the façade curve?
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All Palram polycarbonate products can be cold bent onsite during installation, subject to a minimum radius. The radius varies based on the chosen product. For flat sheets such as PALSUN & SUNLITE, the rule-of-thumb for the minimum radius is the thickness multiplied by 200. Please check the Palram catalog for more detailed specifications.

How do I specify the required thickness of the polycarbonate glazing material?
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The recommended thickness of the polycarbonate glazing material is based on factors such as wind & snow load, panel size, and boundary conditions. Visit the Palram website for access to calculators that can help you determine the recommended thickness.

How do I reduce the heat build-up coming from the façade into the building?
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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 more information, reference the Palram SolarSmart™ technology page.

How do I create a double skin glazing solution for façades and curtain walls?
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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.

Can flat solid polycarbonate be installed in a similar manner to glass in curtain wall applications?
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PALSUN can be installed with standard curtain wall aluminum glazing profiles and EPDM gaskets (similar to glass), or spider fixing spaced with approximately 400 mm centers. However, it cannot be used with structural silicone and PALGARD (PALSUN) with anti-scratch coating is the recommended substitute in this case.

Should products be pre-dried before thermoforming?
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This depends on the production date and storage conditions of the product before thermoforming. It is recommended to check the product before thermoforming is attempted.

Is the PE film suitable for thermoforming applications?
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Most of Palram's products that are delivered with PE film covering are suitable for thermoforming. In general, we recommend using clear PE and not printed PE.

What is the minimum allowed bending radius of polycarbonate?
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The minimum allowed bending radius of the polycarbonate is 200 times the thickness of the sheet, for example, a 2 mm sheet has a minimum 400 mm bending radius.

How do I install flat solid or multiwall polycarbonate sheets as skylights?
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Flat solid or multiwall polycarbonate sheets need to be installed with designated aluminum profiles when used as a skylight.

Can the percentage of light transmission be controlled? I need a lot of light but I need it to be diffused.
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Palram offers various LT% parameters - from 0% to 90%. In addition, we offer a color called a “diffuser” that allows 85% of the light in while diffusing it by 100%. The result is a light-transmitting panel that is not transparent but is highly translucent.

If polycarbonate sheets block UV radiation, why is there a "UV-side" that faces outwards?
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Polycarbonate sheets block UV radiation by absorbing it. This absorption mechanism can cause degradation to the material, and to prevent this from happening, the sheet is coated with a special material.

For this reason, it is recommended that the sheets are installed with the marked UV protective layer facing outward. Moreover, most of the sheets are only protected on the side that is clearly marked as such.

How do I design the secondary steel support spacings for roofing/siding?
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Palram created specific loading tables for each product. Please visit our website and download the specific catalog.

How do I clean the polycarbonate?
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  • Never use abrasive or high alkaline cleaners on any Palram polycarbonate products.
  • Do not leave cleaners on Palram polycarbonate for extended periods of time. Rinse immediately with cold, clean water.
  • Do not apply cleaners in direct sunlight.
  • Never use sharp objects, squeegees or razors on polycarbonate.
  • Do not clean with gasoline.
  • Always practice safety first and never step directly on a polycarbonate panel.
  • Always test cleaners in a small inconspicuous area prior to cleaning the entire panel to ensure against adverse results.
  • Avoid allowing the pressure washer spray tip to come too close to the panel. Pressure washers often have enough pressure at the spray tip to penetrate or tear the panel.
  • Avoid dry cleaning as sand and dust particles clinging to the exterior of the panels may scratch the surface.

What is the meaning of Shading Coefficient (SC)?
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Shading coefficient (SC) is a parameter that compares transparent and translucent materials with clear 3 mm glass with 87% LT ׂ(light transmission). The lower the value, the more convenient it is to stay under the material on warm, sunny days. In architectural projects, the SC should usually be between 0.3 to 0.5.

When should I use multiwall polycarbonate and when solid polycarbonate?
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Multiwall polycarbonate should be used when the key design parameter is thermal insulation. Solid polycarbonate should be used when the key design parameter is acoustic insulation and glass-like appearance.

What is the difference between multiwall and solid polycarbonate?
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Multiwall is a multi-cell structured sheet. Due to its multi-cell structure, it has superior thermal insulation and low area weight.

When should I specify a matte surface finish for the polycarbonate?
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A matte surface finish is good if you want to avoid glare within your surroundings.

How do I determine the color, Light Transmission (LT) and haze properties of polycarbonate?
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This decision depends on the application – some of the colors are transparent and some are translucent. If a see-through material is needed, then haze should be smaller than 1% and the LT% should be based on the illumination design. If a translucent effect is needed, then the haze should be 100% and the LT% based on the chosen color.

Can I cover my old polyethylene greenhouse with polycarbonate while still keeping the old structure?
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Yes, but with minor reinforcements to the structure in order to support the load.

Will polycarbonate light transmittance deteriorate over time?
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PALRAM's polycarbonate products are shielded with a UV protection layer that guards against photodegradation, yellowing, and brittleness. This protects the sheets from the harmful impact of UV radiation and helps to maintain light transmittance and quality for many years. Our products come with a 10-year warranty against loss of light transmittance. Upon special request, we can provide an enforced UV protection layer with a longer warranty.

Which of Palram's sheets are suitable for printing, sign & display applications?
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For use in illuminated signage, PALSUN, PALSUN CS (Coil Stock) and PALGLAS are suitable for the sign face; and PALBOARD, PALOPAQUE, and PALIGHT for the body of the letters or symbols. For print & display, Palram's entire product portfolio can be used based on the specific application. This choice depends on a combination of several parameters, including the cost of the media, its durability, and its suitability for the specific application. Please visit Palram’s Flat sheet application catalog for more information.

Which materials can be used in the construction of my sign?
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Sign faces are usually made from polycarbonate or acrylic. For extreme conditions such as heavy hail, low temperatures, or high temperatures produced when thermo-forming, polycarbonate is probably more suitable. For sign boxes or channel letter cans, PVC, multi-layered PVC and foam PVC can be used.

Which material diffuses the light better?
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The diffusion is not defined by the material, but by the diffusion additive that is part of the manufacturing formula. The materials should be selected by their fit to the application (e.g. polycarbonate for thermo-forming or extreme weather). Usually products marked with sign grade and/or diffusion grades have greater light diffusion than others.

What is an illuminated sign?
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A sign that is illuminated by an electrical light source (fluorescent\LED).