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Abrasion-Resistant Solid Polycarbonate Sheet

PALGARD is a flat UV and abrasion resistant polycarbonate sheet, delivering a winning combination of properties. PALGARD excels in resisting vandalism, graffiti spraying and physical attack. The sheet is also more resistant to a wider variety of chemicals and the increased wear and tear of high traffic areas. PALGARD can also be glass-laminated for ballistic application purposes.

Note: For containment and balistic application products, see PALSHIELD™ Containment and Bullet-Resistant Polycarbonate Glazing.

Main Benefits
  • Abrasion resistant on one or both sides
  • Resistance to acts of vandalism
  • Graffiti sprays easily cleaned
  • Resistant to scratches and chemicals
  • Impact Resistant—Virtually unbreakable
  • Up to 90% light transmission
  • Provides excellent acoustical insulation
  • UV protection—better than sunscreens
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to mount and install
Typical Applications
  • Safety glazing
  • Security and ballistic resistant glazing
  • Anti-vandal glazing
  • Prison windows
  • Acoustic barriers
  • Industrial protective shielding
  • Bus stop and telephone booth glazing
  • Protective shields for police or security forces
  • Protective helmet visors
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.
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