DURACLAD
DURACLAD
DURACLAD

DURACLAD® Interlocking Multiwall Panels

Chemical-resistant PVC panels for interior wall and ceiling cladding

Create a space that’s functional, hygienic, and sleek with DURACLAD interlocking wall and ceiling liner panels. DURACLAD is ideal for structures that require durable, chemical-resistant, and sanitary spaces such as food service areas, commercial kitchens, healthcare facilities, hospitals, dairy, hog and poultry farms, among others. Its resistance to chemicals allows for frequent cleaning and sanitary maintenance, as well as extended service in harsh chemical environments. DURACLAD can even be printed on and used for both temporary and permanent applications due to its bright white print-ready surface, good ink adhesion properties, and ease of installation (can be fastened directly to wall studs.)

Featuring a multiwall structure, the PVC panels provide a high level of rigidity and strength, plus their interlocking tongue-and-groove edges allow for rapid installation and a smooth and hygienic finish. Made in the USA, DURACLAD is the perfect alternative to painted drywall, plasterboard, plywood, and other materials that make sanitation cumbersome. For environments subject to frequent sanitary maintenance, DURACLAD holds up where other products won’t.

Product Highlights

Product Highlights
Product Highlights
Product Availability    
Standard StockImperialMetric
Panel Width16"406mm
Panel Length(s)8', 10', 12', 16', 20'2.44m, 3.05m, 3.66m, 4.88m, 6.01m
Thickness0.50 in. (1/2")12.7mm
Note:*Special orders available; subject to surcharge and/or minimum order requirements
Color
Bright White
PropertyConditions (U.S. Customary)ASTM
Method
Units - SI (U.S. Customary)Value
(U.S. Customary)
Physical
DensityD-1505g/cm3 (lb/ft3)1.4 (87.4)
Mechanical
Flexural Modulus1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min)D-790MPa (psi)1010 (146,000)
Flexural Strength at Yield1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min)D-790MPa (psi)90-100(13,100-14,500)
Impact Falling WeightISO-6603/1bJ (ft·lbf)35 (25)
Izod Impact (Notched)23°C (73°F)D-256J/m (ft·lb/in)635 (11.9)
Barcol HardnessD-258372
Thermal
Long Term Service Temperature°C (°F)-20 to 50(-4 to 122)
Heat Deflection TemperatureLoad: 1.82 Mpa (264 psi)D-648°C (°F)61-67(142-152)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal ExpansionD-69610-5/°C (10-5/°F)6.3 (3.5)
Thermal ConductivityC-177W/m°K (Btu-in./hr-ft2-°F)0.16 (1.11)
Regulatory Code Compliance Certification  
OrganizationStandardClassification
ASTME84-17aClass A
ASTMD635-74CC1
FDA/USDAWalls & CeilingsPass
CFIAWalls & CeilingsNo longer required*
Notes:*The CFIA office is closed and no longer pre-approves construction materials, packing materials, non-food chemicals, and working apparel. The reference listing continues to be available on the CFIA website as a reference only, however, the list is no longer maintained. Learn more at www.inspection.gc.ca

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended ceiling height when installing Palruf or Suntuf over a grill?
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There no set height. All grills are different and cook at wide range of temperatures. Customers who wish to grill under Suntuf or Palruf must be certain that the maximum temperature above the grill never exceeds 212°F for Suntuf and 122°F for Palruf.

These temperatures represent the maximum service temperature for both products. If the products are subjected to temperatures higher than these, the product warranty will be voided and damage can occur to the panels.

What is the purpose of the protective polyethylene films on certain sheets?
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The protective films in flat (non-corrugated) Palram sheets are for protection against dirt and scratching during the long journey from manufacturing to the job site. In some cases, the film also carries important installation and other product information.

The film will also indicate which side is UV-protected. This side should be installed facing outwards (extremely important).

In most cases, we recommend peeling off the protective films after installation. If this is not possible for practical reasons, always mark the UV protected surface, if there is one, so that the sheet will not be installed upside down.

Important note: The protective films that cover Palram sheets are highly sensitive to heat and direct sunlight. Excessive heat and direct sunlight before taking off the film can cause gluing of that film to the sheet surface, after which it will be extremely difficult to remove it from the sheet.

How important is it to follow Palram general recommendations on product usage?
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Very. Palram recommendations for the storage, installation and general treatment of products are drafted to ensure that the product’s quality and serviceability is met to full extent, and following these recommendations ensures that product warranty isn't void. Please be sure to view the specific product's documents for more information.

Do Palram sheets expand in heat?
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Do any Palram polycarbonate products have a UL 94 fire rating?
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Can Palram sheets catch fire?
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All plastic materials are flammable to some degree, and will catch fire in presence of exterior flame.

The ignition temperature of polycarbonate sheets is 915ºF (490ºC).

The ignition temperature of PVC sheets is 736ºF (391ºC).

Both materials are self-extinguishing, and fire will decay when the exterior flame source is removed.

Note that compared to polycarbonate and PVC, acrylic sheets (which are not produced by Palram) are more flammable.

Can Palram sheets be curved?
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Bending/forming instructions vary by sheet material. Always check the installation instructions of the relevant sheet material.

But in general, some of our sheets can be cold-curved for arched shapes, provided the relevant Palram specifications for minimum radius in cold-curving are followed.

Rigid flat sheets can be cold-curved in any direction.

Corrugated sheets can be cold arched "along the grain" of the corrugation (lengthwise). Corrugated sheets cannot be curved/arched "against the grain." That is, do not bend perpendicular to the direction of the ribs.

Like corrugated sheets, multiwall sheets can be arched only "along the grain" of multiwall (lengthwise).

Our Palight Trimboard "lumber-style" boards can be heat formed in any direction, with the proper heating equipment and forming jig.

Again, see the installation guidelines for each material for specific instructions.

How should I store Palram sheets when not in use?
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Store sheets in a protected, shaded, ventilated site, with no direct exposure to sunlight and winds. For outdoor temporary storage, cover with an opaque protective tarp, avoiding heat-absorbing materials.

Important note: Palram flat (non-corrugated) panels have a protective surface film that keeps the product safe from dirt and scratches during the long journey from manufacturing to the job site.

These films are sensitive to heat and direct sunlight. Excessive heat and direct sunlight before taking off the film can cause that film to bond the sheet surface, after which it will be extremely difficult to remove the film from the sheet.

Can I use any of Palram's products as a hurricane screen?
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How long do Palram PVC and polycarbonate products last?
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Palram manufactures a variety of different products for different applications. Most have industry-leading warranties against manufacturing related defects, as well as specific warranties related to the intended use for the product.

However, with proper installation and maintenance, our products typically far exceed their warranty periods.

Many of our products are engineered to be installed outdoors and are warranted accordingly. Nevertheless, the lifespan of outdoor products can be affected by how well they were installed, as well as environmental factors like air pollution, sun exposure, winds and erosion by airborne particles.

Warranty details can be found in the Downloads tab under the Warranties section at the bottom of the page for each individual product.

Can I recycle Palram polycarbonate or PVC panel scraps?
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Yes, Palram's polycarbonate and PVC sheet products are recyclable.

Polycarbonate products such as Suntuf, Sunlite, Palsun, DynaGlas, or ThermaGlas should be marked "Plastic #7" prior to recycling.

PVC products such as Palruf, Ag-Tuf, PALCLAD PRO HYG, Palclear, or should be marked "Plastic #3".

If local recycling is not available, other resources are available. For PVC products, click here to visit the Vinyl Institute's Recycling Provider Database.

For polycarbonate products, visit The Association of Post Consumer Plastic Recyclers site and review their materials buyers and seller's list.