SABIC Innovative Plastics has been working to bring its excellent materials
to bear in architectural glazing applications for over 25 years. Today the
company may offer a wide range of versatile materials that combine the aesthetic
appeal of glass with value-added performance. Based on Lexan* polycarbonate
resin, one of the most versatile materials in the world, these high performance
materials are characterized by high impact strength, an excellent balance
of low weight and high stiffness, naturally “crystal-clear”
transparency and design freedom.
From conservatories, commercial greenhouses and swimming pools, to industrial buildings, offices and football stadiums, SABIC Innovative Plastics sheet products can be used to help deliver creative, easy-to-install glazing that is built to last. Many products are covered by a minimum 10 year limited written warranty against excessive yellowing, loss of light transmission and loss of strength due to weathering.
Virtually unbreakable, high optical quality Lexan polycarbonate (PC) sheet materials from SABIC Innovative Plastics are often a top choice due to the versatile glazing solutions that they may help provide. SABIC Innovative Plastics' Lexan polycarbonate sheet combines crystal-clear transparency with value-added performance that features light weight, high stiffness, design freedom, impact and fire resistance and weatherability. This high-tech plastic sheet product – solid and multiwall plastic sheet with highly specialized properties – is an excellent candidate to help answer the specific needs of a variety of structures.
New transparent polymer glazing to reduce interior heat build up while maintaining
the highest level of light transmission Lexan* Solar Control IR* sheet SABIC
Innovative Plastics’ new family of transparent, solar-control glazing
products in solid and multi-wall polycarbonate sheets significantly reduce
solar transmission while simultaneously offering high levels of light transmission,
helping save energy
costs for cooling and lighting buildings. Both solid and multiwall plastic
sheet can be excellent candidates for roof domes, skylights, walkways, conservatories
and other buildings where it is desirable to admit high levels of light
while keeping excess heat to a minimum.
Additionally, the solid plastic sheet product can be used for public transportation applications, such as train and bus glazing. It’s unlikely that other thermalmanagement, polymer-based glazing provides both the level of effectiveness in blocking (absorbing) infrared heat and high transparency to visible light as these new SABIC Innovative Plastics products.
New Lexan* solar control solid and multiwall plastic sheet controls heat and allows high level of light Current architectural design calls for building glazings that permits high levels of natural light, for both aesthetics and to reduce energy for interior lighting. However, intensive use of glazing can lead to rapid interior heat buildup due to penetration of near-infrared (IR) radiation (solar transmission) through the glazing, especially in hot and sunny climates. This, in turn, can raise energy costs for cooling the building. Previous solar-control glazing, the only polymer alternative, used a screen-printed coating or a coextruded layer on one side of the sheet to absorb IR transmissions. But the coating and co-extruded layer made the glazing translucent – at best – or opaque, greatly reducing light transmission. Hence, architects who wanted to use polymer glazing had to choose between light transparency and solar control. They could not find both properties in one product unless they went to expensive solar controlled glass.
In addition to the inherent characteristics of a polycarbonate material,
Lexan* Margard* sheet has a proprietary hard surface coating, on one or
two sides, which provides a high level of resistance to abrasion and weathering.
The products are backed by a 5 or 10-year limited warranty against loss
of light transmission and coating failure and by a 10-year limited warranty
The Lexan Margard plastic sheet family can be grouped as follows:
• Products for flat applications
Lexan Soundglaze* SC sheet This extremely tough, UV-protected material provides excellent sound insulation properties for a range of demanding urban, road, rail and airport noise reduction barriers. Due to its proprietary hard coating, Lexan Soundglaze SC sheet provides exceptional abrasion resistance and resistance to substances such as oils, paints and aggressive cleaning products, which enables it to resist graffiti and allow repeated cleaning. Its proprietary UV protection is not affected if bent or curved. This material is backed by a ten-year limited warranty against breakage and a five-year limited warranty against yellowing and loss of light transmission.
• Products for formable applications
SABIC Innovative Plastics 5 Lexan* Margard* CTG plastic sheet family
• Lexan Margard CTG-E plastic sheet is a transparent, two side hard coated material offering good abrasion resistance, optical quality and impact resistance. This thin-gauge grade can be formed and an excellent candidate for visor and goggle applications.
• Lexan Margard CTG plastic sheet is a two side formable
hard coated visor grade
• Lexan Margard CTG-AF plastic sheet (see anti-fog)
• Anti-fog products
Lexan* Margard* MRFAF1 plastic sheet
This grade has a one side formable hard coat and one side anti-fog coating. This provides anti-fog properties and impact resistance.
Lexan Margard MRFAF2 plastic sheet
This drape formable grade has anti-fog coating on both sides, combined with abrasion and impact resistance.
Lexan Margard CTG-AF plastic sheet
This formable, thin gauge sheet offers anti-fog properties on one side and SABIC’s proprietary formable coating on the other side. These products can be used for goggles, safety shields, gauges, appliances and windscreens.
Tough. Anti-scratch. UV resistant.
Lexan sheet used for the visor industry, provides high impact resistance, optical clarity, UV protection and abrasion resistance.
• Flame retardant products
SABIC Innovative Plastics 7
Lexan* Margard* MR5EFR plastic sheet
This material combines the properties of Lexan Margard MR5E sheet with flame retardancy.
Lexan FMR604 sheet
This is a flame retardant, drape and cold-formable sheet with a two side scratch resistant coating. Its toughness, abrasion resistance and optical clarity make it particularly well suited to applications in the transportation, aerospace, and electrical/electronic
industries. Complies with UL flame ratings.
Lexan MRAC sheet
Margard coated flame retardant sheet offering excellent impact resistance and abrasion resistance. Complies with FAA FAR 25.853 A & B requirements. It should be used in flat, vertical applications and has been developed to provide superior abrasion and chemical resistance for aircraft window dust covers.
In 16mm is the new material for greenhouse sidewalls
to offer high thermal insulation, leading to low energy consumption.
New Lexan Thermoclear 16/6RS sheet glazing products significantly improve thermal insulation while simultaneously offering high levels of light transmission, helping save energy costs for heating and lighting buildings. UV-protected on both sides; this new plastic sheet offers a unique 16mm 6 walls internal configuration that provides excellent stiffness, improved load resistance, high impact strength and good thermal insulation.
Lexan Thermoclear 16/6RS sheet offers:
• High light transmission
• Unique UV protection on both sides
• Energy savings up to 66% versus single glass
• Available in Solar Control, Easy Clean and SunXP types
• High stiffness through multi rib structure
• Available with anti-condensation coating
• Excellent hail resistance
• Wide range of colors and effects: clear, opal white, metallic, opaque white,
and hammered glass look
• Available in 4 standard widths: 980/1250/1600/2100 mm
• Excellent fire resistance
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