SUNTUF Industrial offers multiple advantages over alternatives.
MAIN BENEFITS OF SUNTUF®
Clarity: Natural, clear SUNTUF polycarbonate sheeting exhibits the clarity of glass, transmitting up to 90% of natural light.
Energy Saving: By transmitting natural daylight into the structure, SUNTUF skylights reduce energy consumption of electric lighting. Matching Any Profile Palram’s proprietary corrugation technology enables SUNTUF to be quickly matched into any given profile, opening infinite corrugation possibilities.
Strength: SUNTUF sheets, manufactured from polycarbonate are virtually unbreakable. SUNTUF is extremely resistant to impact, hail and loads.
Protection from Harmful UV Radiation: SUNTUF blocks over 99.9% of harmful UV radiation and completely protects from its harmful effects. A built in co-extruded layer protectes SUNTUF from chemical degradation, yellowing and colour loss by UV radiation.
Resistance to UV Radiation SUNTUF Industrial’s resistance to UV radiation is far superior to that of fibreglass. SUNTUF Industrial will not yellow, and retains it clarity for many years. Simulated UV exposure results are graphically shown on the right.
THINGS TO NOTE
When fixing the polycarbonate sheeting to a structure it is important that you allow for ‘movement’ in the sheet as it expands and contracts. This can be done be pre-drilling a 10-12 mm oversized hole in the sheet for the screws to go through.
When sheets are used in high wind areas, with a low fall, or when there are larger spans between supports it is advisable to use stitching screws (every 300 mm) along the overlap. Sealing strips should also be used on side and end laps. Silicones are not recommended for Polycarbonate sheeting.
As a rule of thumb you will need 8 screws per lineal metre of sheeting.
Always ensure that the sheets are installed with the “this way up sticker” facing up – this is the side with the protective UV layer on the sheet, which stops the sheet from breaking down prematurely due to the effects of harmful UV. Sheets can be cut to length free of charge before dispatch , otherwise a fine tooth circular saw can be used. Click the link for the full installation guide lines
|Profile||Kingklip||Trimdek 1.25 mm||Spantuf|
|Colours||Opal||Clear||Opal||Solar Ice||White Diffuser||Clear||Opal|
|Shading Coefficient Ratio|
|Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)||0.8874||0.4176||0.278||0.792|
|U Value Watts/m2K|
|10 years against weather breakage – including hail up to 25mm 10 years against loss of light transmission See brochure for full details|
|Thickness||1.2 mm||1.25 mm||1.0 mm|
|Maximum End Spans||1800 mm||1350 mm||1200 mm|
|Maximum Mid Spans||2100 mm||1800 mm||1500 mm|
|Fixing Spacing on END SPANS||Every Rib||Every Rib/Mid Span||Every Rib|
|Fixing Spacing on MID SPANS||Every Rib||Every Rib||Every 2nd Rib|
|Minimum Curve Radius||17 000 mm||11 000 mm||12 000 mm|
|Available Sheet Sizes:||1.8m, 2.4m, 3.0m, 3.6m, 4.2m, 4.8m, 5.4m, 6.0m, 7.2m|
|Recommended Roof Slope:||5 Degrees|
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