SUNGLAZE solid polycarbonate roofing system
SUNGLAZE solid polycarbonate roofing system
polycarbonate roofing system sunglaze being used for walkway
SUNGLAZE solid polycarbonate roofing system


Standing-seam panel and glazing system that adapts to any project - big or small

SUNGLAZE is a solid polycarbonate roofing system that offers smart design, elegant appearance, versatility, low maintenance and sustainable performance for a variety of architectural challenges. The system has been installed on many types of structures throughout the world, including commercial, public sector and multi-family buildings.

The SUNGLAZE system uses a gasket-free, standing seam technology with no through fastening to ensure a water-tight installation. It's engineered to allow for wide spans with increased loading capacity and can be utilized in both flat and curved designs.


SUNGLAZE is an architecturally specified system that is not stocked in retail locations. If you are an architect, engineer, designer or commercial builder please contact Palram for information, design assistance, and path to purchase.


If you're a homeowner or have interest in residential projects, check out the DIY version for home improvement - the SUNSCAPE® Premium Roof Covering System.

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Architects and developers around the world are working to create environments that are bright, enjoyable and comfortable—a combination that can be difficult to achieve while also maintaining energy efficiency and sustainability.

Palram offers four different types of polycarbonate glazing products including flat solid sheets, multiwall sheets, single-layer corrugated sheets, and complete panel systems. Our Project Support Engineers can help you evaluate a variety of glazing options with the goal of meeting your design aspirations, your efficiency and sustainability goals, and your budgetary and performance needs.

If you are an architect, engineer or builder and need assistance evaluating your design and developing an installation method and process, learn more about our  Architectural Project Support Center.



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Panel Types

PropertyCenter to Center WidthPanel WidthHeightArea WeightLinear Meter WeightMin. Cold Bending Radius*System Weight
SUNGLAZE™ 3/600600mm (23.62")584mm (23.34")20mm (0.781")3.79 Kg/m² (0.773 lb/ft²)2.20 Kg/m (1.474 lb/ft²)4m (160")6.14 Kg/m (4.114 lb/ft)
SUNGLAZE™ 4/600600mm (23.62")584mm (23.34")21mm (0.828")5.05 Kg/m² (1.0 lb/ft²)2.94 Kg/m (1.97 lb/ft²)4m (160")7.40 Kg/m (4.958 lb/ft)
SUNGLAZE™ 4/800800mm (31.49")785mm (31.41")21mm (0.828")4.98 Kg/m² (1.016 lb/ft²)3.90 Kg/m (2.613 lb/ft²)4m (160")6.73 Kg/m (4.509 lb/ft)
SUNGLAZE™ 6/800800mm (31.49")785mm (31.41")21mm (0.828")7.453 Kg/m² (1.53 lb/ft²)5.96 Kg/m (4.0 lb/ft²)4m (160")9.25 Kg/m (1.89 lb/ft)


*Sunglaze Aluminum profiles must be roll formed separately to the desired radius, not below a minimum radius of 4m.


 ColorLight Transmission % ASTM D-1003Haze % ASTM D-1003Solar Heat Gain (SHGC) ASTM E-424-71Shading Coefficient ASTM E-424-71
White Opal281000.320.37
White Diffuser801000.871.00
Solar Ice 201000.390.45
Solar Smart
Solar Control20670.330.36
Solar Olympic20500.410.47
Solar Olympic35350.520.60
Solar Olympic50200.630.73
Smart Green70260.580.67
Smart Blue50260.570.65
Bluish Breeze7010.550.63


* Other colors are available upon request, subject to a minimum quantity.

Property ConditionsMethod UnitsValue
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity 1 mm/min (0.4 in. /min) D-638 MPa (psi) 2,300 (333,550)
Flexural Modulus 1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min) D-790 MPa (psi) 2,600 (377,100)
Flexural Strength 1 mm/min (0.04 in./min) D-790 MPa (psi) 93 (13,500)
Notch Impact Strength Izod 23°C (73°F) D-256 J/m 800
Impact Falling Dart 3 mm (0.125 in.) Sheet ISO-6603/1b J 158
Impact - Fall ThroughE-695m/kg (ft/lbs)336 (500)
Charpy Impact after Xenon Arc Exposure (D-6110)3000 hrsD-2565-08% Loss of Impact Strength<10
Long Term Service Temperature °C (°F) -50 to 100 (-58 to 248)
Short Term Service Temperature °C (°F) -50 to 120 (-58 to 248)
Heat Deflection Temperature Load: 1.82 MpaD-648 °C (°F) 135
Vicat Softening Temperature Load: 1 kg D-1525 °C (°F) 150
Coefficient of Linear
Thermal Expansion
D-696 cm/cm °C (inch/inch°F)6.5 x 10-⁵ (3.6 x 10-⁵)
Thermal Conductivity C-177 W/m°K (Btu-in./hr-ft²-°F) 0.21 (1.46)
Specific Heat Capacity C-351 kJ/kg°K (Btu/lb°F) 1.3 (0.31)
Color Change60 MonthsD-2244∆E<3
Light Transmission 10 YearsD-1003 %<6
Yellowness Index 60 MonthsE-313∆ Yellowness Index<10
Leakage / Structural
Water Leakage20 psfE-283None
Uniform LoadE-330psf+140 / -45
Air Leakage6.24 pfs (Condision of air leakage test)E-331cfm/ft² 0.05

Thermal Insulation

Thickness SUNGLAZE™ U Value W•m²•K (Btu / (hr•ft²•°F))Glass U Value W•m²•K (Btu / (hr•ft²•°F))
3mm (0.118")5.43 (0.956)5.79 (1.02)
4mm (0.177")5.29 (0.931)5.76 (1.01)
6mm (0.236")5.04 (0.887)5.52 (0.97)



TestASTM StandardClassification
FlammabilityEN - 13501B, s1, d0
Self IgnitionD-1929628°C
Smoke DensityD-2843<75%
Burn ExtentD-635CC1
Flame Spread / SmokeE-84Class B


Acoustic Properties

Thickness Acoustic Insulation DIN 52210-75 RW (dB)
3mm (0.118")23
4mm (0.177")24
6mm (0.236")26


Frequently Asked Questions

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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Yes. PVC and polycarbonate sheets expand with heat, and contract with cold.

Various Palram sheet products require different installation and fastening methods to account for expansion/contraction.

Always review the specific installation instructions for each Palram product before installing.

Do any Palram polycarbonate products have a UL 94 fire rating?
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Yes, some Palram products do have a UL 94 fire rating.


Click here to view the UL 94 Tech Brief for the most up-to-date information.

You may also click here to view the Palram UL listing on the official UL website.

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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Palram has one product specifically designed for hurricane protection: Stormlite Multi-Wall Polycarbonate. Review the product page for more information.

Palram's other polycarbonate panels have excellent impact resistance, but the thin gauge of these products makes them inappropriate for this application.

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.