Macrolux Multiwall polycarbonate sheets are an extruded plastic laminate base on high technology polycarbonate resin. It has a protection layer to counteract weathering effects produced by UV rays. Macrolux Multiwall polycarbonate sheets have been designed for industrial, commercial, architectonic and residential applications; satisfying natural lighting and thermal isolation needs. These polycarbonate sheets offer a 15-year warranty against yellowing and loss of natural light.

Features & Benefits

ADVANTAGES

  • Polycarbonate sheets with excellent natural light transmission
  • Protection against UV rays
  • Impact resistance
  • Thermal and acoustic isolator
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Extreme temperatures resistance (-40 ºC / 120 ºC)
  • Unparalleled flexibility for design
  • Easy cold curved
  • Modern and elegant appearance
  • Light
  • Recyclable

BENEFITS

  • Savings in electricity consumption (artificial light and air conditioning)
  • Savings in support structure costs because of its great lightness
  • Polycarbonate sheets with 15-year warranty
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POLYCARBONATE SHEETS FOR NATURAL LIGHTING

Typical application

  • Polycarbonate sheets with natural lighting and thermal isolation for industrial constructions
  • Glazing (glass replacement) for architectonic constructions: sports pavilions, stadiums, malls
  • Light roofs for restaurants, bars, residential constructions
  • Greenhouses, among others.

Gama

Gama Width  (mm)Weight (lb/ft2)Weight (kg/m2)Natural light transmission, crystal color (%)Acoustic isolatio (db)Cold formed radius (mm)Colors
Polycarbonate sheets
Double wall (2W)
40.160.882N/A750

Crystal

White

Bronze

Green

Blue

Smoke gray

Gray Perlescent

Opaline

Red

Yellow

60.261.380101000
80.301.580N/A1250
100.341.780161500
Polycarbonate sheets
Triple wall (3W)

80.301.574141300
100.341.780N/AN/A
Polycarbonate sheets
Triple wall X structure (3WX/16)

160.502.559213000

 

SPECIAL LAYERS

IQ-Relax polycarbonate sheets for additional heat reduction

These polycarbonate sheets are specially developed to decrease indoors heat. It has advanced solar control properties that automatically adapt to weather conditions: lets in natural light, preventing the entry and exit of most of the heat and cold. A thermal reduction of 13°C has been proven, against standard polycarbonate sheets of the same thickness. Macrolux IQ-Relax contributes to environmental sustainability and obtaining LEED credits.

No-Drop polycarbonate sheets for humidity conditions

These polycarbonate sheets have a special layer for water dissipation that prevents droplet formation on humid conditions, typically found in greenhouses.

Double UV polycarbonate sheets for a superior resistance

These polycarbonate sheets have UV protection on both sides for a superior weather resistance, which helps keeping a high light transmission for long time and provide advantages of cut and installation.

Frosty glass polycarbonate sheets for better natural light diffusion

Presents a frosted glass appearance on polycarbonate sheets, providing better light diffusion and differentiated aesthetic finish.

Physical Properties

Polycarbonate sheets physical characteristics
Sheet thickness4mm6mm8mm8mm10mm10mm16mm
StructureDouble  wallDouble  wallDouble  wallTriple wallDouble  wallDouble  wallTriple wall with X structure
Weight (lb/ft2)0.160.260.30.30.340.340.5
Weight (g/m2)800130015001500170017002500
Natural light transmission, crystal (%)82808080808059
Natural light transmission, broze (%)52505050464631
Natural light transmission, opaline (%)61555454545454
Natural light transmission, white (%)3723191915154
Available widths Std. (m)1.22", 1.83", 2.10"
Long Std. (m)2.44", 3.66", 4.88", 6.10", 7.32", 8.54" y 12.20"
Caliber (gauge)4mm(3/16"), 6mm(1/4"), 8mm(5/16"), 10mm(3/8"), 16mm(5/8")
Basic colors
Crystal
White
Bronze

Technical data

Macrolux Multiwall polycarbonate sheets technical data
Thickness/StructureMeasure unit4mm/ 2W6mm/ 2W8mm/ 2W8mm/ 3W10mm/ 2W10mm/ 3W16mm/ 3WX
Structure Double wallDouble wallDouble wallTriple wallDouble wallDouble wallTriple wall with X structure
Heat transfer coefficient Ug  *W/m2 °C4.13.73.3/2.853.3/2.853.1/2.53.1/2.52
Minimum allowable vending radiusmm700100012001200150015003000
Dilatation coefficientmm/m °C0.00650.00650.00650.00650.00650.00650.0065
Maximum temperature of use with and/or without weight°C120120120120120120120
Possible dilatation because of heat and humiditymm/m3333333
Weighted acoustic insulationdBN/A10N/AN/A16N/A21

* Based on ISO 10077-2

STRUCTURAL CONSIDERATIONS

Deformation by load

When the Macrolux Multiwall polycarbonate sheet (cellular polycarbonate) is used, forces applied by the wind and snow loads should be absorbed by an adequate structure. Besides, closing devices should be used to protect the complete structure (PC sheet and metal or wood structure) against the wind suction.

Anticipated structural load values are specified in the local construction regulations. The total applicable load deforms the sheet. For aesthetical and security reasons the maximum stooping should be limited to 5% of the shortest side dimensions of the sheet.

Supports separation for a polycarbonate sheet of 1.05 m width
Load (Kg/m2)5176102153
6mm2.41.81.51.1
8mm32.11.71.5
10mm32.11.71.2
16mm3.32.82.32
Supports separation for a polycarbonate sheet of 2.10 m width
Load (Kg/m2)5176102153
6mm1.91.51.20.8
8mm2.11.81.51.2
10mm2.11.81.61.2
16mm3.32.82.32

Expansion by heat

Macrolux Multiwall polycarbonate sheets (cellular polycarbonate), has a heat expansion coefficient higher than standard construction materials, as glass, steel and aluminum. Specific distance between the sheet and the structural frame should be calculated to guarantee a correct installation.

ASTMTK CLASSIFICATION
ASTM E84-01Class A (NFPA); Class (UBC)
ASTM D635-74Class CC1
ASTM D2843-93Low smoke density (UBC standard No. 26-5)
ASTM D1929-68Auto ignition at a temperature higher than 650ºCF

LIGHT TRANSMISSION

Transparency change of polycarbonate sheets.

Yellowing change of polycarbonate sheets.

Typical application

Industrial Commercial Institutional Architectural Residential Transformation

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Accessories

TypeAccessory SamplePresentationColorApplicationLength or amount
U profile moldingFor 4 & 6 mm, for 8 & 10 mm
Crystal
White
Bronze
To cover cells and avoid leaks10´ (3,66 mts), packages of 10 pieces
H profile moldingFor 4 & 6 mm, for 8 & 10 mm
Crystal
White
Bronze
To join pieces of cellular polycarbonate along24´ (7,32 mts), packages of 10 pieces
H profile molding ClampFor 4 & 6 mm, for 8 & 10 mm
Crystal
To join pieces of cellular polycarbonate along24´ (7,32 mts), packages of 10 pieces
Window tape5 ml, 45 ml (metro lineal)
Aluminum
To seal down slope and allow material breathingMinimum 10 pieces
Aluminum tape5 ml, 45 ml (metro lineal)
Aluminum
To seal upper slope and avoid any external agent from penetratingMinimum 10 pieces
Buttons (Polyfix)For 4 & 6 mm, for 8 & 10 mm
White
As long as it is strictly necessary, drill if this accessory is neededMinimum 10 pieces

HANDLING

HANDLING

  • To avoid condensation in the cells of the polycarbonate sheets and its deterioration, always keep them with the cells in a vertical direction.
  • Always store the polycarbonate sheets horizontally, never against the floor. Apply aluminum tape to seal the cells after cutting the sheet. Do not walk on top of the sheets.
  • Do not apply load directly to the polycarbonate sheet with the foot or knee. Use wood platforms or supports to distribute the pressure during installation.
  • Remove the protective film right after having installed it; never do it before the installation.
  • Macrolux polycarbonate sheets can be cut using tools for standard materials, such as knives and cutting blades. Nevertheless, the use of a table with fixed blades is recommended for cleaner cuts.
  • It is not recommended to drill the polycarbonate sheet. Instead it is recommended to use aluminum or polycarbonate profiles to fix the sheets to the structure.
  • Never use PVC profiles when installing Macrolux polycarbonate sheets.

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE

  • For general cleaning, the use of water and neutral non-abrasive soap, solvent-free is recommended.
  • Rinse with pressurized water. Use soft cloth or sponge to remove any dirt or grime residue. Never use abrasive cleaners or brushes. Do not scrub the surface of the polycarbonate sheet.
  • Never clean with gasoline, benzene or acetone.

ADHESIVES

The use of perimeter sealant base on silicone such as DOW Corning-791 or equivalent is recommended.

Leed

Macrolux polycarbonate sheets contribute to obtaining LEED credits, for the following categories:

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Energy and Environment
  • Materials and Resources
  • Interior Environmental Quality
  • Innovation and Design
  • Proximity

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