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- Product Code: CLE-1928-1001
- Manufacturer Code: AP3OUV1
- Package Type: Packet
- Shopping Category: Hardware > Building Materials > Roofing
Axgard Opal Solid Polycarbonate Sheet
Lightweight, Strong and Durable
Made from one of the most advanced polymers produced today!
The Axgard solid polycarbonate sheet is made from an advanced polymer making it uniquely strong and flexible. 200 times stronger than glass but only half its weight it’s also 10 times stronger than Perspex and unlike acrylic (which will shatter on impact) these sheets are virtually unbreakable and have incredible durability.
Available in a choice of widths, lengths and thicknesses, this shatterproof sheet with its opal finish provides an increase in privacy whilst still maintaining approximately 30% of the light transmission as the clear sheet. With an even white tint this sheet also offers greater shading and heat rejection properties making it a popular option for shatterproof glazing, windows and doors, covered walkways, shelters, screens, doors, bathroom screens and more.
DID YOU KNOW? We can cut your sheet to any size. Please message us for more details.
Features & Benefits
- Finish – opal finish allows for greater privacy whilst still maintaining light transmission
- Strength – 200x stronger than glass and 10x stronger than Perspex
- Durability – shatterproof advanced polymer makes it virtually unbreakable
- Protection – Protective layers on both sides to filter UV radiation and prevent discolouration
- Maintenance Free – a quick wipe down will keep it looking as good as new
- Options – can be cut to any size with rounded edge finish and radius corners available
- Safety – Class 1 Fire Rated means Axgard sheets are highly resistant to fire and the spread of flames
- Multiple Applications – glazing, windows, doors, shelters, bathrooms screens and more
Each Axgard sheet is Class 1 Fire Rated, virtually maintenance-free; only needing a wipe down to clean, is easy to cut and drill holes with the right tools (see drilling below) and each sheet has extra UV protective layers on each side to provide exceptional resistance against radiation and discolouration.
DID YOU KNOW? We can provide radius corners and a rounded edge finish by including a smooth bevel around the outside of the sheet, both FREE of charge. Please message us at the time of order to let us know if you require a rounded edge finish (only available on 4mm thick and above) or how many radius corners you need and their size.
What you get
When drilling Axgard sheets a standard twist drill usually used for wood or metal can be used however slower speed and feed rates should be used. For optimal results we recommend between 500-2500 rpm with a drill point that includes an angle between 60° and 90° and a lip clearance between 12° and 18°. This ensures heat reduction and allows cuttings to easily escape.
When drilling we also recommend making the sure the sheet is held securely to prevent possible cracking or chipping and depending on the final application of the sheet to drill a hole 1.5 times the diameter of the screw to allow for sheet expansion.
Notice: These calculations have been made for a maximum deflection of 2% on the minimum width and length.
Fitting and Usage
Axgard polycarbonate sheets can also be installed with a stressed curve to create an arch or dome if it is within specified limits. See the table below.
Axgard polycarbonate sheets must always be fixed using compatible fixings and a low modulus, neutral cure silicone like WP70. You should leave 3mm clearance around the edges of the panels to allow for thermal movement and do not remove the protective film until the sheet is fixed firmly in place. Axgard can be installed in most types of framework including wood, aluminium and UPVC.
For cleaning and maintenance, we recommend using a cotton cloth with a detergent solution.