Architects & Designers
AmeriLux International offers a versatile range of polycarbonate sheet products ideal for interior and exterior architectural glazing applications. Multiwall polycarbonate sheets offer the ideal glazing combination of high light transmittance, impact strength, UV and fire resistance, and thermal insulation.
This tough, durable material offers attractive protection in areas subject to high traffic, vandalism or burglary. Multiwall polycarbonate sheets can even withstand natural forces like severe wind, hail, ice, and snowstorms. Multiwall polycarbonate is an ideal glazing material for the most demanding commercial, industrial, and residential glazing projects. From domed stadiums, conservatories, and greenhouses, to distribution warehouses, office buildings, and pool enclosures, multiwall polycarbonate sheets are built to last.
Long-Term Cost Savings
Weighing a fraction of the weight, multiwall polycarbonate sheets are 200 times stronger glass and require less structural support than all-glass systems, saving builders construction time, material, and labor costs.
Multiwall polycarbonate sheets provide diffused natural light and energy efficiency properties that can save on artificial lighting and HVAC energy costs. And, because multiwall polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable, insurance coverage may be lower.
Polycarbonate structured sheets offer architects and designers unprecedented design flexibility. Multiwall polycarbonate sheets are available in a wide range of structures, coatings, colors, sizes, and gauges. Sheets can be cut or cold-formed on-site without the preinstallation fabrication associated with glass.
In addition, multiwall polycarbonate is UV protected on one surface or both sides of the sheet. Yellowing is no longer an issue. Today’s multiwall polycarbonate sheets will retain their high-performance qualities for many years.
Green Building Materials
Multiwall polycarbonate sheets not only offers architectural professionals design flexibility but environmental product benefits. The sheets thermal insulation properties help to manage a buildings energy use by decreasing heat loss and limiting heat inputs.
These insulation savings combined with the sheets long-lasting qualities and 100 percent recyclability make it a truly sustainable and environmentally friendly glazing choice.
Energy Efficient Daylighting Systems with Lumira® aerogel
Made of a dry silica particulate, Lumira® aerogel is completely recyclable, eco-friendly, non-combustible, and Cradle-to-Cradle certified. It is a lightweight insulation and daylighting solution that repels water, retains its properties under compression, and can enhance design options and aesthetics. Multiwall polycarbonate systems used for daylighting can be enhanced by the inclusion of Lumira® aerogel.
Lumira® aerogel-filled polycarbonate sheets can provide cost effective insulation, improve the quality of light, sound dampening, and design flexibility. By increasing the insulation factor, less material needs to be used. Lumira® aerogel diffuses light evenly throughout the structure which creates a softer, improved source of light. Acoustic STC values, which are increased in structural polycarbonate with Lumira® aerogel, create an improved sound barrier.
These factors, when combined with the diverse nature of multiwall polycarbonate in daylighting and insulation systems, allow for greater design flexibility and can meet a variety of green energy requirements. If you would like to learn more about how Lumira® aerogel can help reduce energy costs and provide a great return on investment, please contact our technical support team at 888-602-4441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.