Polycarbonate is a versatile material used extensively as a roof-light glazing. It is very resistant to impact, transmits high levels of light, is relatively easy to use and it has a good fire rating. Polycarbonate is one of the newer plastics to be used in the construction industry around the world.
MODEK uses the highest-grade polycarbonate polymer available and modern co-extrusion technology, ensuring a high-product quality and allowing for any transportable length of sheet to be made. Sheet form Polycarbonate (PC) comes in two sheet forms, each with its own particular characteristics and properties:
Solid (flat or domed) polycarbonate offers good optical clarity and superb workability. It can be cold-curved on site, is suitable for use with a variety of glazing bar systems, and can be moulded into various shapes such as domes and pyramids. Profiled polycarbonate matches profiled roof cladding and allows the sky to be viewed through a corrugated material, a feature popular with many designers.
MODEK polycarbonate comes in all the profile shapes generally used for non-translucent roofing and cladding in South Africa. That said, extrusion and vacuum-forming techniques allow a huge variety of profiles to be produced.