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WALLTUF® WATERPROOF WALL & CEILING LINERS

Plastic waterproof panels for interior applications

WALLTUF waterproof wall and ceiling liner panels are lightweight, feature an attractive surface texture, absorb scratches, and clean easily. For commercial kitchens, locker rooms, laundromats, and other claddings that are prone to moisture, WALLTUF panels are a versatile, eco-friendly, and economical alternative to traditional FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) panels. Unlike competing fiberglass products, WALLTUF is made from recycled plastic resin, helping to save landfills and minimize the mining of virgin materials. You will find WALLTUF is easy to install. As a wall panel, simply apply it over drywall—no need to tape, mud, or sand.  For a ceiling install, WALLTUF can be cut to fit into lay-in ceiling grids.

WALLTUF®

WALLTUF®

Product Details

Dimensions

Stock SizeThickness
4' X 8'
0.090"
4' X 10'
0.090"

Colors

Colors
White
Almond*

 

*Almond is available as a special order only, minimum quantities apply.

MethodPropertyValue
ASTM D-792Specific Gravity0.0916
ASTM D-570Water Absorption0.00055
ASTM D-2240Hardness51 Shore D
ASTM D-638Tensile Strength (Ultimate)1190 psi +/- 60 psi
ASTM D-638Elongation (Ultimate)555 +/- 1%
ASTM D-732Shear Strength2970 psi
ASTM D-790Flexural Modulus78,240 +/- 3,940 psi
ASTM D-3029Gardner Impact @ 231°C22.60 in·lb
ASTM D-3029Gardner Impact @ -20°C5.90 in·lb
ASTM D-696Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion3.84 E-5/°F
ASTM D649Heat Distortion Temperature51.3°C
ASTM E-84Flame Spread (Class C)105
ASTM E-84Smoke Developed Index (Class C)435

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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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.