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.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Should You Repair Or Replace Your Roof?

We generally don't pay enough attention to our roof till it starts to crack, chip, and break. We are always worried about our walls and flooring, but we forget that it is our roofs that are highly exposed to outdoor environments like rain, wind, storm, UV rays, and snow. Eventually with time, these environmental factors tend to weaken the roof, thus causing havoc. As soon as you see any kind of leaks or cracks, you must make it a point to take instant steps towards resolving it. You may either repair your roof or replace it entirely. But, how would you know which step to take? Let us help you. There are many things you need to consider before choosing between a roof repair and roof replacement, such as those mentioned below.

Friday, 2 February 2018

How Has ETFE Evolved Over The Years?

ETFE is going publically popular, and is being used to construct world famous structures like Beijing National Aquatics Center, Germany Allianz Arena, Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, Mexico Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Newport Railway Station, and many others. So, what is the reason behind such popularity?