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PALSUN® Products Family

Flat Polycarbonate Sheet (Basic, UV Protected, and Specialty Sheet)

PALSUN Basic, UV, and Specialty Series flat sheet products offer a range of performance characteristics for a variety of applications. Basic Series products are suited for interior or short-term exterior applications, UV Series products offer guaranteed UV protection, and Speciatly Series product offer a variety of surface coatings to acheive high performance specifications.

Video, Palsun Family of ProductsHow tough are Palram's Palsun family of polycarbonate products?
Check out this YouTube® video showing impact tests for Palsun®, Palgard® TG, and Palshield®.
 

Use the "Downloads" tab below to download a sales sheet for the Palsun Family of products


International Building Code Compliance

ICC-ES Logo PALSUN has been evaluated by ICC-ES (International Code Council Evaluation Service) for compliance with the 2006 International Building Code. Palsun complies with specifications for light-transmitting plastics in Section 2606.4 of the IBC, and with specifications for interior finish in IBC Section 803.1.  See report ESR-1893 for complete details. For a complete list of Palram's ICC-approved products, and more details about ICC, click here.


Canadian National Building Code Compliance
CCMC Approved LogoPALSUN is the first flat polycarbonate sheet to receive a CCMC Evaluation Report indicating that the product is compliant with Canada's National Building Code (NBC) for Canopy Applications. The CCMC Report #13450-R helps to streamline the permitting process for Canadian contractors and homeowners. For a complete list of Palram's CCMC evaluated products, and more details about CCMC, click here.

Main Benefits
  • High impact resistance, virtually unbreakable
  • High clarity and light transmission
  • Wide service temperature range
  • Good acoustical insulation
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to handle and install
  • Versatile, formable, and machinable
  • Basic Series offers basic UV stabilization (short-term exterior use)
  • UV Series and most Specialty Series products protect against harmful UV radiation
Typical Applications

Basic Series (Basic UV Stabilization)

  • Interior safety glazing & machine guards
  • Fabricated parts
  • POP Displays
 

UV Series (With Guaranteed UV Protection*)

  • Exterior flat & thermoformed sign faces
  • Skylights and architectural glazing
  • Outdoor enclosures such as bus stops
 

Specialty sheet Series (Generally w/UV Protection*)

  • Windshields for golf carts and low speed vehicles
  • Glazing in boats, trains, busses, military vehicles, and planes

* See warranty for details.
Other Information

For Additional Protection for Special Applications
Consider PALGARD®, a PALSUN polycarbonate substrate with an abrasion resistant coating, or PALSHIELD® for containment and bullet-resistant grade sheet.
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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PALSUN® Skylight on Shenzhen Universiade Sports Stadium, Shenzhen, China
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PALSUN® Skylight on Shenzhen Universiade Sports Stadium, Shenzhen, China
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430,000 SF of PALSUN 30%LT White Diffuser. This landmark project is likely the largest in the world. 1 of 3 Photos from this photo session.
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Palsun used for large store front sign at Ace Hardware
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Palsun used for illuminated store front sign at Ace Hardware store
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Palsun used for McDonalds restaurant sign
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Palsun face safety shield
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430,000 SF of PALSUN 30%LT White Diffuser. This landmark project is likely the largest in the world. 1 of 3 Photos from this photo session.
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PALSUN® Covering Over Stadium Seating in Electron Stadium Novosibirsk, Russia
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PALSUN® Skylight on Nanchang International Sports Stadium, Nanchang, China
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