Thursday, 28 December 2017

Fiberglass Or Polycarbonate – Which Roofing Sheets Should You Use?

With innumerous options available in constructional materials for all kinds of residential and commercial roofs, two of the most popular materials used today are fiberglass and polycarbonate. Now, when you are considering building a new structure or replacing the roof of your existing structure, you may be confused as to which material you should use. It is true that no material can have all the good points against another. But, you would definitely want to choose the one that has more benefits over the other; or the one that suits your particular requirements. So, how do you decide? This blog will let you know the aspects of both fiberglass and polycarbonate roofing sheets so that you can make an informed decision while buying your roof.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

How Has ETFE Become So Popular In The Construction Industry

More and more transparent structures are being used in constructing all sorts of commercial and residential buildings today. Traditionally, glass was used, but newer materials have been coming up lately. But, one drawback that has been seen with such transparent materials is that they are delicate or breakable, which is why they lack load capacity. But, with the advent of ETFE, this issue is seen to be resolved.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

How Has ETFE Proved To Be Successfully Used In Large Scale Projects?

Initially invented by DuPont in the 1930s as an insulation material for the aeronautics industry, and introduced by German engineer, Stefan Lehnert, in the 1980s as a building material, ETFE was not initially considered as a mainstream construction material. But, its remarkable properties have brought it the fame and popularity that it has achieved today.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

What Are The Benefits Of Having An ETFE Roof?

ETFE (Ethylene Tetraflouroethylene) is a polymer that is popularly seen to be replacing plastic and other similar materials for creating roofing and other structures. Its tremendous and amazingly unique properties have led it to become one of the most sought after materials in the construction industry today, which is why we see a list of ETFE suppliers in India today. In fact, it is tagged as the most efficient roof material today, and will remain to be so in the future too. It is used across a wide range of industries like educational institutes, government buildings, hospitals, recreational structures, and many other commercial and industrial applications. Let us take a look at some of the best properties of ETFE that provide amazing benefits to its users.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Why Should You Choose Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets?

As the name suggests, multiwall polycarbonates are those polycarbonate sheets that have multiple walls. Instead of a single layer, when the polycarbonate has two layers of sheets combined, it is known as Twinwall Polycarbonate; and when the layers are three or more, it is known as Multiwall Polycarbonate. These multiwall polycarbonates come in a variety of thicknesses. So, what is it that makes polycarbonate multiwallsheets better than any other transparent roofing material? Why should you choose multiwall polycarbonate sheets for your application? Here is your answer.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Should You Use Glass Or Polycarbonate For Your Conservatory Roof?

First built in the 16th century, and becoming more popular in the 19th century, conservatories began being traditionally built, attached to the house on one side to grow citrus fruits, tropical plants, and flower displays. They began being used as glasshouses to geodesic domes to social usage and more. Initially, it was only glass being used to build such conservatories, but today, other materials like polycarbonates are also being used. Whether being built in private gardens or parks or botanical institutions, these beautiful structures are being built with various materials in different designs. So, if you are also planning to build a conservatory anywhere around the world, you would also wonder as to which material to use – traditional glass or contemporary polycarbonate. Worry not! We have the answer to this question.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

What Makes Polycarbonate Superior To Fiberglass - Tuflite Polymers

The debate of whether polycarbonate is better or fiber glass for construction of roofs has been going on since a long time. Although both have their own pros and cons, and distinctions, you need to be able to choose on one of the materials when you are planning for a roof construction or renovation. And, as polycarbonate sheetmanufacturers, professionals know that polycarbonate will definitely prove to be superior to fiberglass. And, this is not because they deal with polycarbonate sheets, but because this is the universal truth. Polycarbonate beats fiberglass in various aspects, which you can read about in this blog, and decide whether what we say is right or wrong.

 What Makes Polycarbonate Superior To Fiberglass - Tuflite Polymers

Monday, 9 October 2017

What Makes Lightweight ETFE The Material Of The Future - Tuflite Polymers

ETFE is a polymer with high melting temperature, excellent radiation, and amazing resistance properties, which has made it the future in many industrial applications, especially the construction industry. This material began to be used as a covering for greenhouses, but its amazing properties led it to be adopted across the globe for various commercial and residential projects too! Today, it is seen to be present as a covering for stadiums, shopping centers, airports, theatre halls, sport halls, commercial buildings, and schools. In fact, ETFE has gained international approval of being a premium tensile material for high impact roofing construction design.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

What Are The Benefits Of Corrugated Polycarbonate Roofs - Tuflite Polymers

You can have a roof made of glass, metal, slate, tiles, and shingles for your property. But, polycarbonate is what you must use when you are looking for roofs that are transparent and durable at the same time. And to be even more precise, corrugated polycarbonate roofing sheets are what you must choose for superior performance that can also provide energy saving through daylight harvesting. Whether residential or commercial, these sheets can be your wisest option. Why? The blog below will answer your question.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Where Can Twin Wall Polycarbonate Panels Be Used - Tuflite

Home improvements or a new home? Office renovation or a new office? Or are you planning to build up any other structure that requires transparent durable roofing? Twin wall polycarbonate panels are what you must choose to use. Why? Because there are number of benefits to using this material. These include ease of installation, high impact strength, high light transmission, temperature tolerance, light in weight, thermal insulation, fire resistance, non-toxic properties, and weathering resistance. These are only some of the qualities that you can have while working with twin wall polycarbonates. Moreover, you can easily get these panels from the many polycarbonate sheet manufacturers available. These properties and easy availability have led these materials to become highly popular in the construction industry to be used in a variety of structures like those mentioned below.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Why Should You Use ETFE Films For Covering Your Greenhouse?

Having a greenhouse with a controlled environment is the best you can give your plants. A greenhouse with a perfectly protected covering can keep your plants safe, growing, and flourishing in all environmental conditions and climates. However, this is possible only if you choose the right material for covering your structure. Your greenhouse material should be such that it lets in maximum sunlight within the structure for the plants to grow, while preventing the absorbed heat from leaving the surface. And, when the material can bring in maximum sunlight, while keeping away the harmful UV radiations, there can be nothing better! So, without any thought, you can rely on ETFE films for the purpose. These films are the perfect material that can help to maintain the overall equilibrium of the greenhouse. However, this is not the only property that makes ETFE films the best option. There are many other benefits that you can have with this material by installing it in your greenhouse. Let’s take a look.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Is Using ETFE Foils Eco-Friendly?

ETFE foils are high-performance roof building materials that can be used to construct semi-transparent, dramatic, and brilliantly illuminated roofs. This is why many architects all over the world use this material to make the most creative designs. Other than these design aspects, ETFE foils also offer environmental advantages. In fact, using these materials has helped builders in the U.S. achieve an LEED certification due to their energy efficiency and ability to provide outstanding light transmission. LEED stands for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design that is given by the U.S. Green Building Council, after rating buildings on environmental criteria like energy saving, reduction of emissions, indoor environmental quality, and water efficiency. Let us look at the various environmental friendly features that these foils provide, which have increased their popularity, resulting in the increasing number of ETFE suppliers in India.

Friday, 11 August 2017

All You Want To Know About ETFE Foil Cushions - Tuflite

ETFE foil roofs can be installed as a single layer supported by a cable net system, or as a series of cushions layered between 2 to 5 in number, supported in an aluminum perimeter extrusion, in turn supported by the main building frame. The ETFE cushions are kept continually pressurized by a small inflation unit, maintaining the pressure at 220 Pascal to give the foil structural stability and insulation. You can get the best-in-class ETFE cushions from Vector Foiltec under the brand name Texlon at Tuflite Polymers, their partners and the leading ETFE suppliers in India. Although these ETFE cushions are one of the most popularly used materials today, you need to know every possible information about this material before you plan to use it for your construction. Learn all aspects about this product – its qualities, practicalities, uses, benefits, etc. in the blog below.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Why Is Polycarbonate The Best To Fill Indoors With Natural Light?

Speaking technically, polycarbonates are long-chain linear polyesters comprising of carbonic acid and dihydric phenols like bisphenol A.

Looking at the above equation, the two hexagons are phenyl groups, and the two CH3 are methyl groups. Both these groups contribute to the stiffness of the polycarbonate. Moreover, the attraction of the phenyl groups between different molecules contributes to the good thermal resistance and high viscosity of polycarbonates. This kind of sturdiness prevents polycarbonates from developing a significant crystalline structure, which is the main reason for its property of transparency.

Friday, 28 July 2017

What Makes Polycarbonate Multiwall Sheets So Popular?

Polycarbonate multiwall sheets have superior qualities that combine the attributes and advantages of both polycarbonates and multiwall designs. These multiwall sheets have changed the way people think about roofing solutions today. Home decorators, interior designers, and architects have found a new and easier way to add strength, durability, and design to roofs of homes, offices, and other commercial structures. Today, it is very easy to find these sheets in the market because of their popularity.  There are many manufacturers and suppliers today who can provide you with these roof panels in many varieties. However, you need to make sure that you are buying you polycarbonate roofing sheets from reputed and reliable manufacturers who can provide you both quality and best price. But, what has made polycarbonate multiwall sheets so admired? Let’s take a look at some of those qualities that has led to this popularity.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Which is the Perfect Roofing Material You can use

When you are planning to install a roof or replace your existing roof with a new one, one of the most confusing questions that can come to your mind is about the material you must choose. With so many innumerous varieties of roofing materials available in the market, how do you make the most informed and the most appropriate choice? No matter what kind of structure you are involved with, the roof plays a very important role, and you definitely want to make the right decision for it. Getting your hands on the wrong roofing material can mean losing out on all your hard work and efforts in the near future. Therefore, you need to be very accurate with your selection to be assured that you have chosen the one that is best suited for your particular design and structure. There are many considerations you need to make during the selection process before finalizing on the one you wish to choose; and this blog states the most important things you need to look out for. One popular material used across the globe for almost any and every kind of structure is Polycarbonate Roofing because of the various benefits it comes with.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

How has Polycarbonate Become Popular over The Years?

The discovery of polycarbonatesheet dates back to the year 1898 when a German chemist named Alfred Einhorn observed the formation of an insoluble and infusible solid while trying to prepare cyclic carbonates by combining hydroquinone and phosgene. However, polycarbonate was independently discovered in 1953 by Dr. H. Schnell of Germany and D.W. Fox of USA. Since then, it has been used in commercial applications. Dr. H. Schnell discovered polycarbonate in the laboratory when he was searching for ways to advance his company’s technologies. On the other hand, D.W. Fox unintentionally discovered the material while working on a wire-coating material. Both of them filed for US patents in 1955. Both the companies began commercial production of the material under their own trade name between 1958 and 1960. In 1960, polycarbonate started being used in police, fire, and ambulance vehicles as bubble lights.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

How To Enjoy The Summer Sun While Staying Away From The UV Radiations?

Winters are gone, and it’s time for warm summers. Before it starts getting too hot by April-May, you would want to enjoy the warmth that the sun brings in after the chilling winter season. You will now love to sit outdoors and enjoy your afternoons and early evenings with your friends and family over a board game and a cup of your favourite beverage. You could have a deck, patio, pergola or any outdoor sitting space outside your very home. However, relaxing under the summer sun for a long time has its own set of health risks. Although the sun is said to be a source of vitamin D, it also has harmful effects of the ultraviolet rays it brings along.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Why Have Polycarbonates Replaced Glass?

There are lots of materials available for constructional purposes in the market today. Although glass was the traditional material used in the industry, it is now being replaced by other materials that have better qualities than glass. One of the most popular materials that have replaced glass is polycarbonate. Earlier, polycarbonate was expensive which was why it was used only in commercial industries like restaurants, café rooftops, etc. However, with it becoming more affordable in recent times and with people realizing the cost-effectiveness of this material, it has found a place in residential structures too.