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PALGARD™ TG

Transportation Grade Polycarbonate Sheet

PALGARD™ TG offers optically clear, impact-resistant glazing for rail car applications and is engineered to withstand the rigors of daily service in the rail industry, including vandalism.  Palgard TG is a polycarbonate substrate that offers tremendous impact resistance and breakage protection. It features an advanced surface coating that provides extraordinary chemical and abrasion resistance.

Budgets can be made or broken by unplanned maintenance and replacement. PALGARD TG helps to reduce costs and improve in-service availability of railcars.

Video Thumbnail - Link to VideoCheck Palgard TG's performance during a FRA Cinder Block Drop Test at 30' 1" height.

Main Benefits
  • Manufacturer’s limited warranty against breakage
  • Abrasion-resistant surface resists weathering and scratching
  • Complies with various FRA standards (see table on reverse side of sales)
  • Low weight: nearly half the weight of glass
  • Clear - optical quality


Rail Car Image


 
Typical Applications
  • Light rail
  • Commuter rail
  • High speed rail
  • Bus glazing
Other Information
Why do I have to predrill fastener holes?
Predrilling the holes insures the panels will have room to expand and contract properly with temperature change. Skipping this step can lead to distorted or warped panels. Please be sure to read the installation instructions located on the specific product's document page.
Do Palram products keep the "heat" out?
Palram products are available in a variety of colors (varies by product), each with its own heat and light transmission properties. While all Palram panels block virtually 100% of harmful UV radiation, there are variations in heat and light transmission.

Clear panels allow most solar light and heat through while lighter, opaque colors are more reflective. If excessive heat buildup is a concern, our "Solar Control" panels are you're best bet. Please see each product page for more information on color offerings, light transmission percentages and warranty terms.
How long do the panels last?
Palram manufactures a variety of different products for different applications. Most have industry-leading warranties against manufacture-related defects, as well as specific warranties related to the intended use for the product. However, with proper installation and maintenance, we expect our products to far exceed the warranty periods.

Many of our products are engineered to be installed outdoors and are warranted accordingly. Nevertheless, the lifespan of outdoor products can be affected by how well they were installed, as well as environmental factors like air pollution, winds, and erosion by sand particles.

Warranty details can be found in the Downloads tab under the Warranties section at the bottom of the page for each individual product.
Is there a paint that is appropriate for polycarbonate?
Unfortunately we can’t recommend painting our panels. While polycarbonate is a very resilient material, it is potentially sensitive to chemicals contained in many exterior paints. While we can test a paint for compatibility, we have no way of controlling whether a paint manufacturer will remain consistent with their formulas over time.
My building inspector says I need to know your flame spread rating. Can you provide this information?
Yes. We can provide test reports and other such documents. Please contact your Palram Dealer if you require these data, or Contact Us. This is technical data and is not to be considered a warranty.
PALGARD™ TG
PALGARD™ TG is engineered to meet the rigors of many transportation glazing applications. The product meets or surpasses a variety of regulatory code compliance certification requirements, enabling it to be specified in the most high profile jobs.
PALGARD™ TG
PALGARD™ TG is engineered to meet the rigors of many transportation glazing applications. The product meets or surpasses a variety of regulatory code compliance certification requirements, enabling it to be specified in the most high profile jobs.
PALGARD™ TG
PALGARD™ TG is engineered to meet the rigors of many transportation glazing applications. The product meets or surpasses a variety of regulatory code compliance certification requirements, enabling it to be specified in the most high profile jobs.