Although translucent polycarbonate panels have a distinctive and striking appearance, they also provide efficient functionality. They can be used to add depth and color to a façade and can be customized to meet a variety of performance requirements, including temperature resistance, impact resistance, UV protection, and other features. With a focus on high-quality products with high customizability in terms of colors, transparency levels, treatments, profiles, sizes, joint systems, and other factors. Uvplastic is a leading company in the polycarbonate panel industry and provides high-quality products with high customizability. Below is a comprehensive list of these numerous options, each of which is accompanied by diagrams and installation instructions. A number of examples of polycarbonate facades being used successfully are also discussed, including how designers have taken full advantage of the options available in addition to the intrinsic aesthetic qualities of the translucent panels to complement and elevate their designs.
The ease with which polycarbonate panels of various sizes can be installed is one of their most appealing characteristics. These panels can be fastened together without the use of complicated extraneous tools, making installation quick, clean, and simple for almost any project of any size and specification. Because of this characteristic, these panels are a valuable asset for projects that seek to reduce construction times and costs while maintaining aesthetics and high quality standards.
Additionally, high temperature resistance, impact resistance, and long-term performance are all advantages of the panels, which make them not only easy to install, but also simple to keep up to date. Considering that the temperature resistance of plastic curtain wall ranges between -40 and +115 degrees Celsius, and in some cases up to +130 degrees Celsius, these products can be used in high-temperature environments where most other thermoplastics cannot be used. With an impact resistance that is 200 times greater than that of glass, polycarbonate panels are extremely resistant to force and are extremely unlikely to break.
Furthermore, in order to ensure good long-term performance, the panels are formed using UV co-extrusion, which involves melting a high concentration UV protection film onto the base material while the panels are being formed. This method of production avoids a number of common problems associated with UV protection film, including adhesion issues and a reduction in impact resistance. As a result of the film's superior resistance to environmental influences and aging, it ensures long-term performance against the majority of weather conditions. The film is always applied to the façade's outer wall for maximum protection. Up to a certain wavelength (380 Nm), the total amount of UV radiation is reduced by nearly 100%.
Colors and Treatments are important considerations.
These high-quality characteristics are complemented by a diverse range of aesthetic options, including dozens of colors and treatments that can be customized to match the mood or atmosphere of almost any project or environment. Classic colors, opalized colors, and pastel colors are among the options available, with dozens of total color combinations available that aren't included in this list.
Besides the standard effects, there are also pearl, Heatbloc, metallic and a frosted color option, which is only available for the DecoColor and DuoColor versions of the software. The pearl effect gives the panel a shimmering surface with different color nuances due to the use of pearlescent pigment. The Heatbloc coating has a similar appearance to the pearl effect, but it also has the additional functional benefit of further reducing heat radiation. The metallic option, which is available in copper and silver, has the appearance of a gleaming metallic finish.
Profiles of the frame
In order to accommodate a variety of projects and project requirements, frame profiles panels are available in two types: the non-thermally broken system and the thermally broken system. Because of the thermally broken profile's high energy efficiency, it is used as an inner seal in conjunction with a high-performance insulator, in this case thermoplastic elastomer, or TPE.
Constructing a structure
Three different methods of installing aluminum frame profiles are available, including installation in a reveal, installation as a rainscreen, and installation as a pitched rainscreen. When installing, it is necessary to use the profile connectors that have been specified. These connections can be prefabricated or mitered on-site, and the versatility of this method contributes to the ease with which they are installed.
It is simply a matter of placing the translucent panels into the frame grooves one by one after the frame profiles have been installed and secured to the supporting substructure. It is necessary to mount the front plates into the frame profile after the panels have been installed. Finally, an external gasket that has been compressed must be installed to compensate for shrinkage. Overall, this installation process is relatively quick, simple, and efficient, which contributes to a more seamless construction process overall.