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Sunlite DIY
Sunlite DIY
Sunlite DIY

SUNLITE® MULTIWALL POLYCARBONATE SHEET

Rigid-structured sheets with a variety of light transmission options & excellent thermal insulation

Upgrade your outdoor living space with SUNLITE, a sleek, tough and aesthetically appealing polycarbonate. While the outside surface offers the smooth, clean lines of a flat sheet, the multiwall cellular structure creates an insulating air space that dramatically increases its insulation characteristics. This results in substantially better energy efficiency than single-layer sheet. Lighter weight than corrugated polycarbonate and significantly lighter than glass, SUNLITE is easy to handle and install for any DIY project, such as patio coverings, privacy partitions, backyard animal shelters, greenhouses and more.  SUNLITE easily withstands snow, ice, and extreme temperatures. And with up to 20 times more impact resistance than fiberglass, it offers the best hail protection available for your outdoor space.

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Product Details

Sunlite® DIY Product Range

Product
Dimensions Available
Sunlite®
2' X 8', 4' X 8', 4' X 12'

Available Colors

Clear and White Opal
PropertyConditions
(U.S. Customary)
ASTM MethodUnits - SI
(U.S. Customary)
Value
(U.S. Customary)
Physical
DensityD-1505g/cm³ (lb/ft³)1.2 (75)
Water Absorption24 hr. @ 23°CD-570%0.15
Mechanical
Tensile strength at yield10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638MPa (psi) 62 (9,000)
Tensile strength at break10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638MPa (psi)65 (9500)
Elongation at yield10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638%6
Elongation at break10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638%110
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity10 mm/min (0.4 in. /min)D-638MPa (psi)2,378 (345,000)
Flexural Modulus1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min)D-790MPa (psi)2,378 (345,000)
Flexural Strength at Yield1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min)D-790MPa (psi)93 (13,500)
Notch Impact Strength Izod23°C (73°F)D-256J/m (ft·lbf/in.)800 (15)
Notch Impact Strength Charpy23°C (73°F)D-256J/m (ft·lbf/in)800 (15)
Impact Falling Weight3 mm (0.12 in.) SheetISO-6603/1bJ (ft·lbf)40-400(30-295)
Rockwell HardnessD-785R scale / M scale125 / 70
Abrasion (Taber Process)100 Cycles, CS-10S Wheel, 500gD-1044% HazeN/A
Compressive Strength1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-695MPa (psi)N/A
Compressive Modulus1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-695MPa (psi)N/A
Shear strength at Yield1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-732MPa (psi)N/A
Shear strength at Break1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-732MPa (psi)N/A
Shear Modulus1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-732MPa (psi)N/A
Thermal
Long Term Service Temperature°C (°F)-75 to +100 (-175 to +212)
Short Term Service Temperature°C (°F)-75 to +120 (-175 to +250)
Heat Deflection TemperatureLoad: 1.82 Mpa (264 psi)D-648°C (°F)132 (270)
Vicat Softening TemperatureLoad: 1 kg (2.2 lb)D-1525°C (°F)149 (300)
Coefficient of Linear
Thermal Expansion
D-69610-⁵/°C (10-⁵/°F)6.5 (3.6)
Thermal ConductivityC-177W/m°K (Btu-in./hr-ft²-°F)Varies w/ Thickness
Specific Heat CapacityC-351kJ/kg°K (Btu/lb°F)N/A
Optical
Haze3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
D-1003%Varies w/ Thickness
Light Transmission3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
D-1003%Varies w/ Thickness
Refractive IndexClear SheetD-5421.59
Yellowness Index3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
D-1925<1

Regulatory Code Compliance Certification

Organization
Standard
Classification*
ICC (International Code Council)
IBC-2012 (Light Transmitting Plastic)
ESR-1893
NRC-CNRC
Canadian NBC 2015 (Canopy Covering)
CCMC Evaluation Report 13450-R
Flammability Related (Product Specific)
ASTM
D-635
CC-1
ASTM
E-84
Class A

 

Depends on thickness