ACRYLITE® Resist High Impact 8mm & 16mm Double-Skin Technical Information

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ACRYLITE® RESIST HIGH IMPACT ACRYLIC DOUBLE-SKIN SHEET is light transmitting, heat-insulating and highly weather-resistant sheet made of impact-modified Acrylic (polymethyl methacrylate, PMMA) polymer.

It is suitable for sloped, curved and vertical applications including the following:

  • Canopies
  • Clerestory Glazing
  • Interior Walls
  • Interior Partitions
  • Lighting Panels
  • Skylights
  • Barrel Vaults
  • Façades & Cladding
  • Pool Enclosures
  • Retail Greenhouses

ADVANTAGES

  • Extraordinary clear sheet is UV-resistant and includes a 30-year warranty against yellowing
  • Impact resistance during transportation, handling, and installation
  • Hail-resistant with a 10-year guarantee for withstanding hailstones with a kinetic energy of 1 joule
  • Up to 50% energy savings and minimizes CO2 emissions*
  • High light transmission in the PAR and visible spectral energy wavelengths
  • Available in clear and various colors
  • Available with smooth or diffuse surface
  • Available as UV transmitting or UV blocking material

WARRANTIES

Non-prorated, full replacement 30 year non-yellowing, 10 year light transmission, and 10 year hail warranties. For details see warranty.

*varies by product and geometry

TECHNICAL DATA (TYPICAL VALUES)

Light Transmittance D65Total Energy Transmission ValuesShading Coefficient (SC)
Clear 8 mm (ORS72) 84% 82% 0.94
Clear 8 mm UVT (ORS08) 84% 82% 0.94
Clear 16 mm Smooth (ORS06) 86% 82% 0.94
Clear 16 mm Diffuse (ORS07) 84% 80% 0.92
Light White 16 mm (WRS09) 74% 73% 0.83
Solar White 16 mm (WRS17) 37% 46% 0.53
Bronze 16 mm (8RS02) 53% 64% 0.75
                                                                                                                             8 mm16 mm
UV Transmitting blocking blocking
U-value 3.4 W/m2K (0.56 BTU/hr•ft2•ºF) 2.5 W/m2K (0.49 BTU/hr•ft2•ºF)
R-value 1.78 ºF/BTU•hr•ft2 2.04 ºF/BTU•hr•ft2
Coefficient of Heat Expansion (α) 0.09 mm/m ºC (0.00005 in/in/ºF) 0.09 mm/m ºC (0.00005 in/in/ºF)
Expansion Due to Heat and Moisture 6 mm/m (¹⁄₁₆”/ft) 6 mm/m (¹⁄₁₆”/ft)
Approximate Area Weight 3.4 Kgm2 (0.7 lb/ft2) 4.6 Kgm2 (~1 lb/ft2)
Thickness 8 mm (⁵⁄₁₆”) 16 mm ( ⁵⁄₈”)
Rib Spacing 16 mm ( ⁵⁄₈”) 32 mm ( 1 ¹⁄₄”)
Width 1200 mm (47 ¹⁄₄”) 1200 mm (47 ¹⁄₄”)
Length up to 10973 mm (36 ft) up to 10973 mm (36 ft)
Weighted Sound Reduction Index 23 dB 24 dB
Maximum Service Temperature 70°C (160 ºF) 70°C (160 ºF)
ASTM D-635 (Rate of Burn) C2 / CC2 C2 / CC2
ASTM D-1929 (Self Ignition Temp) 830 ºF 830 ºF
ASTM D-2843 (Smoke Density Rating) 8.1 % 7.0 %
CAN/ULC S102.2 < 150 Flame Spread Classification < 150 Flame Spread Classification
DIN 4102 Normal combustability, B2 Minimum permissible cold-forming radius of 48” (150 x thickness) Normal combustability, B2 Minimum permissible cold-forming radius of 96” (150 x thickness)

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Its natural heat insulating qualities can translate into significant energy savings, making them an ideal choice for eco-lighting and building green. The sheets are built to last using environmentally sound manufacturing processes in facilities that have received ISO-14001 environmental certification. In addition, if the time does come for replacement, ACRYLITE® can be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.

NO DRIP

The water-dispersing, patented No Drip coating applied on one side of the sheet causes any surface water to form a thin, continuous film. When the sheet is installed with the No Drip coating on the outside of the roof, the coating can support the natural cleaning of the roof by rainwater. When the coating is on the inside, it contributes toward preventing any condensed water from forming droops and thus averts the damage caused by condensation.

FIRE BEHAVIOR

The fire behavior of ACRYLITE® is rated as C2 or CC2 according to ASTM D-635. ACRYLITE® burns almost entirely without smoke according to DIN4102 and ASTMD-2843 and is easily extinguished. The smoke gases produced by ACRYLITE® are neither acutely toxic according to DIN 53436, nor corrosive according to DIN VDE 0482-267.

LOAD BEARING CAPACITY

Due to its excellent rigidity, large areas can be glazed quickly and efficiently. Few intermediate supports are required to carry substantial uniformly distributed loads (refer to Support Spacing chart). Reduction of structural members means less shading thus increasing light levels.

8mm SUPPORT SPACING

As a flat glazing supported on all sides, 1200 mm wide 8 mm double-skin sheet requires crosswise supports spaced at 106” (2.7 m) for uniformly distributed loads up to 15.7 lb/ft2 (750 N/m2). For greater loads, the recommended spacing is given in the Support Spacing Chart.

8 mm SUPPORT SPACING CHART

8 mm ACRYLITE® RESIST HIGH IMPACT ACRYLIC DOUBLE-SKIN SHEET width as delivered 1200 mm (47 ¹⁄₄”)
Load Support Spacing
[N/m2]        (lb/ft2) [m]         (in)
750          15.7 2.7          106
1000         20.9 2.2            86
1250          26.1 1.9           74
1500         31.3 1.7           66
1750         35.5 1.6           63
2000        41.8 1.5          59

16 mm SUPPORT SPACING

As a flat glazing supported on all sides, 1200 mm wide 16 mm double-skin sheet requires no additional cross members for uniformly distributed loads up to 15.7 lb/ft2 (750 N/m2). For greater loads, the recommended spacing is given in the Support Spacing Chart.

16 mm SUPPORT SPACING CHART

Maximum allowable spacing is in the direction parallel to the sheet’s ribs. Refer to local building codes to determine the applicability of these values to specific applications. Building codes will indicate the design loads to be used to determine the maximum span lengths or support spacing.

16 mm ACRYLITE® RESIST HIGH IMPACT ACRYLIC DOUBLE-SKIN SHEET
width as delivered 1200 mm (47 ¹⁄₄”) width as delivered 600 mm (23 ⁵⁄₈”)
Load Support Spacing Support Spacing
[N/m2]       (lb/ft2) [m]      (in) [m]       (in)
750       15.7 Not required Not required
1000      20.9 6.0      236 Not required
1250       26.1 4.0     157 Not required
1500       31.3 3.8       150 Not required
1750      35.5 3.4       134 Not required
2000       41.8 3.1       122 Not required
2250        47 2.9      114 Not required
2500      52.2 2.7      106 Not required
2750       57.4 2.5         98 Not required
3000        62.6 2.3          91 5.5      217