PVC profile panels are profiled continously by PVC moulding material and for a thermoplast thight tolerances are applied due to the prescribed profile while using a special forming process.
Area of application
The PVC profile panels are utilized in hall constructions preferably for illumination of sidings and roof surfaces. The variety of types of profiles allows a combination of panels with other profiled materials (e.g. steel and aluminum, fiber cement) with the identical profile, which results in an economically efficient and simple provision of daylight in practice.
In general profile panels are produced in the clients desired length. Numerous profile panels are available in a short delivery time. For transport and process-connected reasons lengths of 6000 mm should not be exceeded.
PC profiles are available in "crystal clear" type in general and special profiles are optional or exclusively delivered as translucent type.
Transport and storage
The storage of PVC profile panels has to be dry and infinitely protected from sun- and heat radiation. Therefore an outdoor storage is only partially recommended and in case it is inevitable, the material must be covered with white, light- and wet impermeable foil. This covering should also be used right away after removing material while processing.
Drilling is done with a sharply grinded drill without applying high pressure. Dilling holes should be sufficiently large since there is a higher thermal extension of profile panels in comparison to other construction materials.
The expansion coefficient is approx. 0,08 (mm/m)°C, which results in a length variation of approx. 4mm per m panel length in Central European climate.
Mounting is utilized via regular hexagon screws with washers and seals, but we kindly notice, that the washer's diameter has to be at least 23 mm. Mounting on a raised bead needs calottes or spacer and the maximum mounting distances have to be chosen according to our table. We are pleased to consign it to you upon request.
PC Profile panels are not walkable!
Walking on profile panels is only possible when there are running boards which cover at least two fields of purlin. In this case the applicable accident prevention regulations have to be observed.
It is not permitted to step on the panels itself! Extreme danger of falling!
All bearing surfaces ought to be coloured white, otherwise an accumulation of heat due to extreme solar radiation can occur under the panel. Deformations and long term discolourations including material damage otherwise result out of non-observance.
Soiling can be removed by a low concentrated detergent brine, but abraisive or corrosive additives ought to be avoided. After cleaning rinse with clear water.
Resistance against chemicals
PVC profile panels are stable against many chemicals used during construction and a detailed list of resistances can be given upon request.
PVC profile pannels in the special version HI are resistant against hailstorm, when the mass of the hailstone is limited to 38g and the rapidity of damage is less than 20 m/second. In the event of damage the characteristics of hail resistance is simulated by means of a test applied by EMPA via bombarding the panels with polyamid balls consisting of this mass with an average of 40 mm.
Due to differences in temperature and the mechanical cutting procedure the following tolerances regarding to the length of order is possible:
Length unti: 2, 4, 6, 8 m
Tolerance:+/- 4, 6, 10, 14 mm
A probable fitting addition is to take into account within the order.
- visible light: approx. 90%
- Infrared: approx. 90 %
- Ultraviolet: almost 0 %
- Density: approx. 1,4
- Temperature resistance: temporary, without load up to 65°C
- Reaction to fire: normal inflammable B1 according to DIN 4102
- non-burn dripping
- With the material sealed openings ensure the deduction of smoke and combustion gas is set free at temperatures above 200°C
- PVC profile panels are high impact resistant according to DIN 53453