Polycarbonate is a polymer with a unique blend of desirable properties. This polymer can be given shape by different processes, which include injection moulding, blow moulding, extrusion -and thermoforming. Polycarbonate roof sheets are manufactured by the process of extrusion. Polycarbonate roof sheets are commonly called transparent steel due to their wonderful impact resistance and glass like clarity. Following are a few salient properties of corrugated roof sheets:
- Polycarbonate sheets possess superb impact strength (Virtually Unbreakable).
- Excellent flexural strength hence can be cold curved or even cold bent into simple shapes.
- Very high light transmission of upto 90%.
- Superlative fire performance ( Self extinguishing) and TAC approved.
- Light in weight hence easy to handle & install.
- Available in tailored lengths, hence minimum wastages.
- High temperature tolerance (from -40°C to +130°C).
- Excellent thermal and electrical insulation properties.
Being an engineering thermoplastic, polycarbonate sheets can be thermoformed to make them suitable for a host of different applications where high performance is sought in combination with transparency/ translucency. These plastic corrugated roof sheets can also be engineered to suit various innovative applications in the future.
Polycarbonate sheets are extensively used in Industrial Applications. These are used for Industrial Sky Lights and North-Light Glazing to provide daylight solutions in Industrial and Commercial Structures. These polycarbonate roof sheets are available in a variety of profiles matching to commonly used industrial roofing sheets that include asbestos cement sheets & metal corrugated sheets, corrugated roof sheets and plastic corrugated roof sheets.
Polycarbonate corrugated sheets can be manufactured from compact clear, embossed or opal white sheets depending upon the amount of light required for the specific industrial application. The light transmission can be as high as 89% or controlled to as low as 35%. These sheets can be offered to the customer as a tailor-made product in terms of dimensions with the maximum size being 1100mm x 4270mm (Approximately 3.5 Ft x 14 ft). The process of forming these sheets is generally referred to as Thermoforming.
Industrial roofing is principally done with the help of various types of corrugated/profiled sheets. Depending on the area of the industry, type of industrial process, emissions due to manufacturing activity, economic constraints and climatic conditions of the region, the sheets of choice could be asbestos cement corrugated sheets, colour coated metal corrugated sheets, galvanized iron sheets or even aluminium corrugated sheets.
If polycarbonate sheets are available in matching profile to the plasic corrugated roof sheets which are used on the roof, fixing the sheets becomes extremely easy and highly cost effective. Generally, the skylighting area in an industrial structure varies between 5% to 10% of the overall roof area. Flexituff Industries offers you the entire range of corrugations / profiles to match the roofing sheet of your choice, no matter how small or big the requirement may be.