Thursday, 9 August 2018

Why Should You Use Polycarbonate?

A tough and stable clear plastic – polycarbonate – has outstanding levels of light transmission, incredibly high strength, extreme light weight, and exceptional impact resistance. It also provides incomparable long-term chemical and physical stability. This combination of qualities makes polycarbonate the ideal choice for both commercial and residential projects where plastic is required. In fact, it is also highly replacing glass in structures like greenhouses, conservatories, carports, swimming pool enclosures, etc. It has proven to be a great alternative to glass due to its weight being half the weight of glass, while the impact strength being 200 times that of glass! With these benefits, polycarbonate is gaining wide popularity, increasing the number of polycarbonate sheet manufacturers in India.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Why Has ETFE Proven To Be The Next Popular Construction Material?

ETFE is the new product on the market that is gaining attention. It is available in two forms – ETFE sheets and ETFE cushions. These cushions could be made up of two, three, or four separate layers of foil, with the spaces in between inflated with air. This provides strength along with insulation. These sheets are available as completely transparent structures, bringing in virtually all the sunlight. However, they can also be printed, or provided with white sections to reduce the amount of incoming light. Using various printing techniques, the light coming in within the roof can be controlled. Alternatively, individual layers can be printed differently with contrasting techniques and patterns, enabling the throughput of light to be regulated by altering the distance between the layers, with varying pressure in different air chambers.

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.