Sunday, 1 July 2018

Types Of Transparent Roofing Materials – Pros And Cons

While we always see bricks, stones, metal, and tiles forming most of the roofing sector for all kinds of commercial and residential structures, there is also a requirement of transparent roofs. While structures like greenhouses and conservatories always require transparent roofs, there is a trend of building many other structures with transparent roofing materials too. These include stadiums, railway stations, airports, car ports, patios, awnings, and many more. The four most common materials used to construct such transparent roofs include glass, acrylic, polycarbonate, and ETFE foil.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Greenhouse Building – Glass Or Polycarbonate?

Hobby greenhouses or commercial greenhouses – both need to be built as a structure that lets in maximum sunlight to help the plants within get the nutrition they require, while also keeping them protected from the harsh environmental conditions around. Traditionally, from the earliest of times, glass has been the most popular material used to build greenhouses. However, as time have changed and evolved, so has the popularity of greenhouse material. Today, many greenhouses are being built with polycarbonate roofing sheets. So, what is it that makes polycarbonate so popular today? Or, let us ask whether it is glass or polycarbonate that you must use for your next greenhouse project to reap the best benefits. To bring an answer to this question, you first need to understand the characteristics of both glass and polycarbonate individually, so that you can make an informed decision as to which material is better to solve the purpose.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Greenhouses Vs. Cold Frames - Tuflite Polymers

Greenhouses and cold frames are both used for the same purpose – helping plants to grow while staying protected against extreme heat or cold. And, this is why they are either confused to be the same by many. And for those who know the difference between the two, they are always confused as to which one they should opt for to be installed in their backyard. So, for all those nature lovers who would love to grow plants within their own backyard for fresh yields, here is a blog that will show you the difference between a greenhouse and cold frame, while also letting you know the pros and cons of both. After getting to the end of the blog, you will definitely be in a better position to decide as to which option is the best for you.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Why Are Polycarbonate Sheets Becoming More Popular For Roofs?

Both commercial and residential applications use polycarbonates for building roofs where transparency is required or preferred. While residential applications may use polycarbonates for patios, skylights, indoor partitions, and windows; commercial polycarbonate applications may include greenhouses, conservatories, sports stadiums, railway stations, and airports. Polycarbonate could either be used as a clear transparent film, or textured roofs for a fancier effect. Multiwall polycarbonate roofing sheets could also be used where a cushion-like effect is required to enhance insulation. Polycarbonate sheets are also available in various standard colours, which makes them a preferable option for designers and architects to provide the polycarbonate structure with an added visual appeal. However, there are many more reasons why Tuflite Polymers polycarbonate roofing sheets are becoming more and more popular among designers, architects, and other professionals of the like. Let us take a look at some of these reasons.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Considerations To Make For Painting Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is a diverse material that is used for various applications in the construction industry, agricultural industry, security industry, automobile industry, and many others. While polycarbonate roofing sheets are available in a variety of standard shades of colours, there could be a possibility when you would want to paint your polycarbonate another colour. So, is that possible? Oh yes! But wait, there are certain limitations you need to know and considerations you need to make while planning to paint your polycarbonate. Here is all that you need to know.

Friday, 23 February 2018

How Versatile Is Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is the new popular transparent material used for roofing and coverings that is replacing glass in the construction industry because of various reasons. The properties of durability, flexibility, lightweight, UV protection, impact resistance, fire resistance, and much more has led the material to grow and gain popularity by leaps and bounds. And, these diverse properties uniquely blended in one single material have made polycarbonateroofing sheets not only popular in the construction and architectural fields, but many other disciplines too. High quality polycarbonates are used in a myriad of applications.

Food industry
Containing carbonate groups, and produced by the reaction of bisphenol-A (BPA) and phosgene (COCl2), polycarbonate has been proven to be totally food safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This has been testified after years of extensive examinations and tests performed by scientists, agencies, academia, and the plastic industry. Polycarbonate has thus gained popularity in the food industry too. However, the polycarbonate used in the food industry is cleaned in dishwashers, cooked in microwaves, sterilized, and stored in a variety of temperatures, to make it completely reliable and safe.

One of the most widely used applications of polycarbonate is for building greenhouses. Because polycarbonate is very strong and virtually unbreakable, even with the strongest of impacts, and can withstand any kind of temperatures and environmental conditions, it has been used in place of glass for building a variety of structures. However, one unique property that is most useful in the case of building greenhouses is its transparency blended with protection. While it is as transparent as glass to help bring in maximum sunlight for the plants to grow, it also has a special UV protective layer on one side which reflects and keeps away the harmful UV radiations of the sun from entering the structure. This helps reduce the possible damage done to plants in a glass greenhouse. In this way, plants get maximum “safe” sunlight to help them grow better.

Police and security
Recognizing that the equipment used for police force and security personnel is made from polycarbonate will help you realize the ultimate strength of the material! Polycarbonate is being popularly used to make prison windows, protective visors, riot shields, and much more required for security purposes. And, when polycarbonates used are those that come with an additional anti-scratch coating, there can be nothing better! In fact, recognizing the strength of polycarbonate to be used in the security industry has led to many people building their home and office windows with this material to make it difficult for thieves to break in.

Electrical and hardware industry
Polycarbonate is being highly used to make various kinds of hardware gadgets and electrical accessories like cell phones, computers, sensor parts, connectors, and switching relays. Being one of the safest and most durable materials with high impact resistant qualities, polycarbonate is gaining such wide usage in these sectors.

Other applications of polycarbonate include transparent sections of the car, CDs, DVDs, optical lenses, windshields, and much more where a stylish and effective look is required. For any of the mentioned applications, or any other purpose where transparency with durability is required, you can use polycarbonate. And, you can get the best quality materials at Tuflite Polymers, one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of a variety of polycarbonate roofing sheets in the country.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Why Should You Use Polymer Roofing?

Polymers are elements made up of molecules strung together to form really long chains. Some polymers are natural, while others are man-made. Some examples of polymers include nylon, polyethylene, polyester, rubber, and plastic. Polymers are used in a variety of applications, with one of the modern application today being roofing. Most polymer roofings are made by melting down recycled plastics, thus keeping all waste materials out of landfills and oceans; resulting in an eco-friendly environment.