Thursday, 29 December 2016
The visible spectrum of light ranges between 390nm and 700nm. Infra red light goes above 700nm, while the light below 390nm is the ultraviolet light. Sunlight is a mixture of electromagnetic waves ranging from infrared to ultraviolet rays, and visible light in between. This sunlight can cause the inside of buildings to heat up when it passes through the windows. Lower wavelength light has more energy than high energy light, thus causing faster heating. Therefore, visible light has more energy than infrared light, which causes more heating up. So what are we supposed to do? Keep the windows shut and covered with drapes throughout the day? Well, there is a better option. Read the blog below to know.
Friday, 2 December 2016
Polycarbonate is replacing glass in a wide variety of applications today. Where glass was traditionally used in a wide range of applications since years, today polycarbonate seems to be gaining more popularity. This is because it is as transparent as glass, but is comparatively more durable, sturdy, unbreakable and light in weight. These are not the only properties that make polycarbonate a superior option. There is a complete list of advantages people can have with this material. Because of its innumerous benefits, polycarbonate sheets are being widely used in various fields like agriculture, construction, industrial, residential, ornaments, police force and much more.
Bringing in the benefits of glass by providing maximum transparency and bringing in sunlight to the fullest, polycarbonate also reflects the harmful UV radiations coming from the sun, thus keeping humans and plants within the structure free from damage caused by sun. Moreover, polycarbonate weighs only half of what glass weight, which makes it not only easy to transport and handle, but also very easy to install. The impact strength of polycarbonate is 200 times more than glass. This makes polycarbonate the best material to be used in places that have a high potential of encountering wind, storm, rain and hail. Also, polycarbonate can be easily drilled, cut and sawed without worrying about any cracks or breaks due to it being so strong as compared to brittle glass. Another reason why polycarbonate is preferred is because unlike glass that carries water drops on its surface that reduces light transmission and hinders plant growth, polycarbonate does not allow for condensation to take place on its surface.
Both hollow and solid polycarbonates are used in construction industries. Though solid polycarbonates are much stronger and relatively cheaper, hollow sheets are superior in terms of thermal insulation. Both solid sheets and hollow sheets are used in skylights, pergolas, greenhouses, skywalks, stadium roofing, awnings and indoor partitions.
Polycarbonates are a perfect combination of light-weightedness, high impact strength, light transmission, UV protection, anti-drop and beauty. All these properties have gradually increased the usage of polycarbonates, which in turn has resulted in an increase in polycarbonate sheet manufacturers across the globe. Smooth surface polycarbonates are manufactured for perfect light transmission purposes, while embossed and frosted designs are manufactured to be used for decorating buildings and for giving them an attractive view. Whatever kind of polycarbonate sheets you are looking for – solid, textured, single-walled, double-walled, multi-walled, corrugated or architectural – you can get the best-in-class sheets at Tuflite Polymers, a reputed name in the industry since more than two decades.