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Properties of Polycarbonates Material Guide

Understanding the Material Properties of Polycarbonates

When it comes to modern construction or industrial applications, VULCAN polycarbonate sheets provides a wide range of colors and functionalities to choose from, regardless of size and shape. It’s important to first understand the material properties of polycarbonates before diving deeper into polycarbonate sheets.

Combining incredible strength and impact resistance for extra security plus co-extruded UV protection which reduces the effects of weathering, VULCAN Polycarbonate sheets offer long-lasting performance and lifespan.

The VULCAN material guide of properties of polycarbonates sheets helps you learn about Vulcan’s products and details on the properties of polycarbonates.

Choose your Vulcan Polycarbonate Product

To have a better understanding of the material properties of polycarbonates, below is a brief introduction on how to choose the VULCAN product to correctly meet your requirements:

Maximum Natural Light Penetration

Valuview Clear/LiteGuide

Maximum Natural Light + Diffused Indirect Light Penetration

Valuview Opal/LiteGuide

Maximum Natural Light Penetration + Solar Infrared Heat Reduction

Solarshield Green/Blue IR-Cut

Shaded Light Penetration + Interference Color Reflection

Valuview Green/Blue/Bronze/Grey

Shaded Light Penetration + Interference Color Reflection + Solar Infrared Heat Reduction

Ti-Lite Blue/Green/Silver/Bronze

Shaded Light Penetration + PAR Selective + Solar Infrared Heat Reduction

Pearly

Choose your Vulcan Polycarbonate Product

Diffused Indirect Light Penetration (2)

Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) Selective (1)

Shaded Light Penetration (3)

Interference Color Reflection (2)

Maximum Natural Light Penetration (3)

Solar Infrared Heat Reduction (3)

Glossary

Weather Resistance
 The ability of a material to prevent corrosion, loss of material or any sort of deterioration due to prolonged exposure to harsh environmental and weather conditions.

Warranty
VULCAN Limited Warranty terms and conditions.

Visible Light Transmission Rate
The amount of light that reaches your eyes through the glazing material.

Transparent
Permits light to pass directly through.

Translucent
Permits light to pass through but not showing the distinct images on the other side.

 
 

 

 

Direct Lighting
When light falls on a specific area or an object.

Diffused Lighting
 Non-direct light, the harsh quality of direct light beam is evenly spread or dispersed.

Shading (Lower VIS)
Slight darkness caused by blocking direct lighting from the sun or other light sources.  It should not be confused with heat reduction.

IR Control
Only certain wavelengths of the Infrared heat spectrum are allowed to pass through.

Spectrally Selective
Only certain portions of the solar spectrum are allowed to pass through.

 
 

 

 

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