PALRUF® industrial corrugated PVC sheet

PVC sheets for roofing and cladding in industrial and agricultural settings

PALRUF corrugated PVC panels combine high structural performance with excellent chemical and flammability resistance. It is a heavy-duty, lightweight, corrosion-free alternative to corrugated metal roofing. 
Ideal for harsh environments, PALRUF is used in industrial construction in mines, petroleum refineries, seaports, and livestock facilities. Wide-span structures, cold bending, heavy loads, and impacts are just a few of the engineering challenges PALRUF meets. 
PALRUF various industrial profiles are available and can be adapted to match any corrugated metal profile structure using Palram MetalMatch™ technology.

Benefits

PALRUF industrial roofing provides long-term durability in the harshest environments.

Excellent chemical resistance

Minimal maintenance

High impact resistant

Resistant to UV

Self-extinguishing

Corrosion-free

Applications

PALRUF corrugated roofing sheets are ideal for industrial and agricultural structures
  • Plants and warehouses roofing

  • Chemical and pharmaceutical plants Wall panels

  • Mines PVC roofing

  • Food manufacturing & storage PVC Cladding

  • Covering structures in chemically environments

  • Farmhouse PVC roofing

  • Warehouse and storage centers

  • Seaports durable roofing and cladding

  • Replacing corroded metal roofing

  • Asbestos roofs refurbish

Colour Swatch

Match PALRUF colour to your local climate
  • Opaque White

    Ideal for any climatic conditions

  • Light Gray

    Suitable for most climatic conditions

  • Beige

    Suitable for most climatic conditions

  • Turquoise

    Suitable for most climatic conditions

  • Clear

    Suitable for temperate & cold climates only

Videos

Video guidance for PALRUF industrial roofing sheets
  • PALRUF industrial installation

    A detailed overview of how to install PALRUF corrugated PVC

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  • How to store PALRUF

    Tips for storing PALRUF. Make sure your panels are in mint condition before installation

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  • Plan the right roof pitch

    How to Calculate Roof Slope to Allow Proper Drainage

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How to Store PVC Sheets
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PVC sheets are durable and chemically resistant and guaranteed to last for many years if handled properly.
Here are some tips for storing PVC sheets to ensure you get the most out of your investment.
Store your PVC sheets horizontally on a flat surface, such as a pallet or a shelf. 
Ensure that no nails or bolts protrude from the platform. Even small rocks can leave permanent dents and scratches on the sheets.
Stack the largest sheets at the bottom, and the shorter, smaller panels on top.
Avoid stepping on PVC panels and placing heavy or sharp equipment on them.
Ensure that the PVC sheets are stored in a dry, ventilated, cool, shaded area away from direct sunlight.
Do not stack transparent or translucent sheets over opaque PVC sheets.
Avoid covering the sheets with dark films or other heat-absorbing materials.
Cover the panels with an opaque, bright, waterproof cover if you intend to leave them outdoors. 
Keep your stack dry to prevent whitening and water spots.
What Is the Right Saw for Cutting PALRUF Corrugated PVC Sheets?
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Safety First: Protect yourself by using professional equipment, keeping your surroundings neat and tidy, and using tools with caution and care.
 
Power tools
Circular table saws are the most efficient and accurate way to cut plastic sheets. This option, however, is rarely available on home improvement sites.
A portable fine-toothed circular saw is ideal for cutting on-site. High blade speed and moderate feeding rate will give you the best results.
A jigsaw also produces clean, accurate cuts, but requires better control. It is most suitable for cutting complex shapes and curved lines
 
Manual tools
Working with manual tools is time-consuming, but it reduces the possibility of sheet damage.
Manual handsaws with fine teeth provide accuracy and control
Hand tools such as tin snips, scissors, or even a utility knife are useful when working with thin PVC sheets or making small notches.
 
Additional tools
You will need a flat, stable workbench to work on.
To set guidelines, you will need a tape measure, a ruler, and a marking pen.
How to Cut PALRUF Corrugated PVC Roofing Sheets DIY
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Corrugated PVC sheets are popular for garden shed roofing and outdoor canopies. A durable solution that provides strength and resistance to moisture and chemicals. On-site tailoring and trimming is simple. Follow these guidelines to ensure professional results.
Safety First: Protect yourself by using professional equipment, keeping your surroundings neat and tidy, and using tools with caution and care.
 
Place a layer of cardboard or plywood on the workbench before placing the sheets. This will protect the surface from scratches.
Place the PVC panels on your workbench.
Clamp a few sheets together. This will reduce vibrations.
Use a measuring tape to measure the sheet, and make pen marks at each end. Join the marks with a ruler.
Do not rush measuring and marking. Once trimmed, you cannot patch the sheets together.
Secure the PVC sheets to the workbench surface to prevent movement and vibrations.
Support the sheets near the cutting line. You can do this by placing a timber plank on top of the sheets, parallel to the markings.
Cut along the marked pen line. The preferred method is to use a fine-tooth saw that rotates at high speed. 
Advance the saw slowly and steadily and do not stop once you have begun. It will ensure a clean, consistent edge.
Remove leftover cuts and scraps from the cutting table.
Can SUNTUF corrugated polycarbonate or PALRUF PVC sheets be bent into arches?
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Corrugated plastic sheets are tough and flexible. You can easily bend them to a curved roof without losing material integrity. There is only one rule: stay within the allowed arch radius. 
In simple terms, an arc is a segment of a circle, and its radius is equal to its circle’s radius. 
Your sheet’s minimum bending radius is determined by its profile (corrugation) and thickness.
Typical DIY polycarbonate corrugated sheets can bend to an arc radius of 4,000mm. Some of the more robust sheets require a minimum radius of 7,000mm. Check the specs of your sheeting to be sure.
How many side overlaps does SUNTUF or PALRUF corrugates roofing require?
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With a proper roof pitch, an overlap of one corrugation between sheets will keep the roof leak-safe, as long as the sheets are laid correctly.
Find the primary direction wind and rain are expected to come from and place the first sheet in the opposite direction. The next sheet will overlap the first, and so on. By doing so, you reduce the chance that water and dust will penetrate between the sheets.
Which screws to use for fixing corrugated SUNTUF and PALRUF roofing sheets?
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Use corrosion-resistant screws for optimal long-term service
Use screws with an outside thread diameter of ¼”
Screw shaft length varies with corrugation profile and fixing location (crest or valley).
Use self-tapping screws for timber purlins, and self-drilling screws for metal purlins.
What kind of gasket is suitable for corrugated SUNTUF and PALRUF sheets?
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Flexible EPDM gaskets with metal washers.
Flexible EPDM gaskets allow just enough free movement for the sheets as they contract and expand. This ensures an effective seal against leaks and reduces stress and micro cracks. The metal washers will distribute the fastener load and will support the gasket.
Gaskets should conceal holes properly.
Use a 25mm gasket for a 10mm drill. A 19mm gasket is the alternative when the corrugation profile does not allow a wider gasket (if the valley or crest is too narrow).
Can I install PALRUF corrugated PVC and SUNTUF corrugated polycarbonate sheets horizontally for siding?
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Yes. Make sure you start installing from the bottom up so overlaps prevent water from penetrating indoors.

Can I use PALRUF clear PVC corrugated sheets for industrial skylights?
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PALRUF is an excellent skylight panel. It can overlap corrugated metal sheets and other types of corrugated roofing panels. PALRUF skylights are resistant to chemicals and fumes, and are an ideal solution for the chemical industry.

Can I step on SUNTUF skylights during or after installation?
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Although SUNTUF is remarkably strong and can support extreme loads, for your safety, do not stand directly on the sheets. If it can’t be avoided, use stepping ladders, platforms or crawling boards.

Is PALRUF resistant to UV radiation?
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Yes, PALRU corrugated PVC roofing sheets are UV resistant.

PALRUF PVC or SUNTUF polycarbonate corrugated sheets: when to use which?
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PVC corrugated sheets are typically used in highly-corrosive environments such as port warehouses, cowsheds, and dairies for opaque roofing and siding. When natural daylight illumination is needed, polycarbonate corrugated sheets are used as roofing or siding.