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VulcaLucent cladding panels

Translucent cladding panels bridge and balcony

Flat panels

Face sizes: Up to a maximum 5000 x 1520mm. Thicknesses: From 2mm to 8mm, depending on panel fixing centres. Weight: 1.8kg/m2 per mm thickness. Finishes: Smooth or crinkled surface textures and can be supplied with a colour tint and wire mesh reinforcement if required. 

Corrugated panels

Face sizes: Up to a maximum 8000 x 1200mm, in a variety of profiles and thicknesses and colours.

Manufacture

VulcaLucent™ GRP panels are manufactured using embossed polyester film, light stabilised polyester resins and E-type glass fibre with resin rich surfaces.

Performance data

  • Light transmittance 65-85%
  • Modules in bend 7GN/m2
  • Tensile strength 100MN/m2
  • Fire rating to Building Regs Class 0-3
  • Thermal conductivity K= 0.2W/mK
  • Thermal transmittance (6mm) U= 5.36W/m2 K
  • Temperature range –30ºC to 100º
  • Thermal expansion 30 x 10-6
  • Weatherability high resistance
  • Lightfastness UV stabilised
  • Fixing centres support spacing

Installation

Though fixing is usually direct to the substructure, Vulcalucent™ can be glazed into frames using beads and sealant or gaskets. The panels can be cut, shaped and drilled on-site if required. Shallow crinkle surfaces should be installed facing the UV light.

Bridge & balcony infill:
Continuously glazed with welded steel angle support frame, and glazing angle.

Bolt to steel lug/plate Vulcalucent™ can be directly bolted with clearance holes to steel lugs, giving an open balustrade.

Maintenance

Vulcalucent™ panels should require no maintenance, except cleaning, in the first 30 years of life. To ensure panels are maintained in good condition, bi-annual cleaning using warm soapy water is recommended.

Warranties

Vulcalucent™ has warranty against more than 10% reduction of light transmission for 10 years, subject to correct installation.