palight premuim
PALIGHT® PREMIUM
PALIGHT® PREMIUM
palight premium
PALIGHT® PREMIUM

PALIGHT® PREMIUM

Flagship of the PALIGHT family offers superior printing and fabrication capabilities

PALIGHT Premium is a lightweight, versatile, and durable foam PVC sheet that is optimized for digital printing, displays, and fabrication projects. While some foam PVC products may excel in a single performance characteristic such as whiteness, Palram developed its formula for PALIGHT Premium so that it provides the best all-around performance for every characteristic: white point, ink adhesion, surface smoothness, workability, and dimensional uniformity.

 

Advertisers and printers benefit from PALIGHT Premium’s brilliant white surface that produces a vibrant, accurate color interpretation, with excellent ink adhesion. A palette of standard colors or custom-matched colors are available. Lightweight yet rigid, fabricators know it’s easy to handle, cut, route, and fabricate. It’s their top pick for creating effective POP displays, in-store merchandising, exhibit stands, and more.

Product Details

White

SpecificationImperial (in. & ft.)Metric (mm)
Thickness Range0.040" - 0.984"1 - 25
Panel Dimension Range (some sizes only available in 3mm & 6mm thickness)4' X 8' & 4' X 10' 5' X 8' & 5' X 10' 6'-8" X 10' (80" X 120") 50" X 100"1220 X 2440 & 1220 X 3050 1525 X 2440 & 1525 X 3050 2030 X 3050

White Woodgrain

SpecificationImperial (in. & ft.)Metric (mm)
Thickness Range0.188", 0.236", 0.512", 0.748"3, 6, 13, 19
Panel Dimension 4' X 8' 1220 X 2440

Colors

SpecificationImperial (in. & ft.)Metric (mm)
Thickness Range0.118", 0.236"3, 6
Dimensions4' X 8'1220 X 2440

 

Not all size, thickness, and color combinations are available on "in stock" basis. For specific availability, contact your Palram representative.

 

Special dimensions are available upon request with minimum order requirements

Standard Colors

ColorsPalram #Pantone®*
WhiteST-10
CreamST-20
YellowST-30108U
Bright YellowST-40
RedST-501805C
Light BlueST-60
BlueST-70288C
GreenST-804C 2X
BlackST-90430C
GreyST-100

Designer Colors

ColorsPalram #
Digital WhiteDE-11
Antique CreamDE-21
Smoke GreyDE-141
Dim GreyDE-151
Dark GreyDE-131
Steel BlueDE-81
Sapphire BlueDE-91
Royal BlueDE-191
Sky BlueDE-201
TurquoiseDE-101
Mint GreenDE-111
Dark GreenDE-121
Olive GreenDE-161
Sea GreenDE-171
Lime GreenDE-181
LemonDE-31
Blaze OrangeDE-41
OrangeDE-51
Firebrick RedDE-61
BurgundyDE-71
Cardinal RedDE-211
Orchid PinkDE-221

 

Palight Premium is available in a variety of stock colors, as well as 25 designer colors, and custom-match colors. Significant minimum order requirements may apply for designer and custom colors. Contact Palram for more information

PropertyConditions
(U.S. Customary)
ASTM MethodUnits - SI
(U.S. Customary)
Value
(U.S. Customary)
3mm10mm
Physical
DensityD-1505g/cm³ (lb/ft³)0.65-0.7 (41-44)0.55-0.6 (34-37)
Water Absorption24 hr. @ 23°CD-570%0.50.8
Mechanical
Tensile strength at yield10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638MPa (psi)16 (2300)11 (1600)
Tensile strength at break10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638MPa (psi)
Elongation at yield10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638%
Elongation at break10 mm/min (0.4 in./min)D-638%3020
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity10 mm/min (0.4 in. /min)D-638MPa (psi)
Flexural Modulus1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min)D-790MPa (psi)900 (130,500)900 (130,500)
Flexural Strength at Yield1.3 mm/min (0.05 in./min)D-790MPa (psi)28 (4,061)22 (3,190 )
Notch Impact Strength Izod23°C (73°F)D-256J/m (ft·lbf/in.)
Notch Impact Strength Charpy23°C (73°F)D-256J/m (ft·lbf/in)29 (0.54)17 (0.32)
Impact Falling Weight3 mm (0.12 in.) SheetISO-6603/1bJ (ft·lbf)
Rockwell HardnessD-785R scale / M scale
Abrasion (Taber Process)100 Cycles, CS-10S Wheel, 500gD-1044% Haze
Compressive Strength1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-695MPa (psi)
Compressive Modulus1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-695MPa (psi)
Shear strength at Yield1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-732MPa (psi)
Shear strength at Break1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-732MPa (psi)
Shear Modulus1.3 mm/min (.05 in./min)D-732MPa (psi)
Compressive Strength1.3mm/min (0.05 in./min)D-695MPa (psi)6.5 (949)6.5 (949)
Thermal
Long Term Service Temperature°C (°F)-15 to 55 (14 to 131)-15 to 55 (14 to 131)
Short Term Service Temperature°C (°F)
Heat Deflection TemperatureLoad: 1.82 Mpa (264 psi)D-648°C (°F)63 (145)63 (145)
Vicat Softening TemperatureLoad: 1 kg (2.2 lb)D-1525°C (°F)75 (167)75 (167)
Coefficient of Linear
Thermal Expansion
D-69610-⁵/°C (10-⁵/°F)6.7 (3.7)6.7 (3.7)
Thermal ConductivityC-177W/m°K (Btu-in./hr-ft²-°F)0.07 (0.49)0.07 (0.49)
Specific Heat CapacityC-351kJ/kg°K (Btu/lb°F)
Optical
Haze3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
D-1003%
Light Transmission3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
D-1003%
Refractive IndexClear SheetD-542
Whiteness IndexD-792WI103103
Yellowness Index3 mm (0.12 in.)
Clear Sheet
D-1925
Electrical
Dielectric Constant50 HzD-150
1 MHzD-150
Dissipation Factor50 HzD-150
1 MHzD-150
Dielectric Strength Short Time500 V/sD-149kV/mm (V/mil)
Surface ResistanceKetleyD-257Ohm5 x 10^15
Volume ResistanceKetleyD-257Ohm-cm2 x 10^16

Regulatory Code Compliance Certification

OrganizationStandardClassification
Underwriters Laboratories*UL 94V-0

 

*UL-equivalent testing conducted by 3rd party accredited laboratory

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.

  • PALSUN FAMILY
  • PALCLEAR
  • PALCLAD PRO HYG

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.