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Translucent PC sheet lets the sun shine in

When Knoxville, Tenn.-based roof designer Centerpoint Translucent Systems was hired to construct a roofing system for an environmentally responsible demonstration home being constructed in Raleigh, N....

May 1, 2007   Canadian Plastics



When Knoxville, Tenn.-based roof designer Centerpoint Translucent Systems was hired to construct a roofing system for an environmentally responsible demonstration home being constructed in Raleigh, N.C., the company turned to Lexan Thermoclear multi-wall polycarbonate (PC) sheet from GE Plastics.

Incorporated into the structure’s skylights, the GE material, which offers thermal efficiency five times greater than that of traditional insulated glass inserts, admits full-spectrum natural light while reflecting unwanted heat, thus avoiding energy loss and higher heating and cooling costs.

Additionally, Lexan Thermoclear is both lightweight and — with the ability to withstand wind loads of up to 140 mph — virtually unbreakable, according to GE.

“Our roofing systems featuring GE’s Lexan Thermoclear sheet are a great example of how energy efficiency can be combined with outstanding aesthetics and performance that will appeal to any homebuyer,” Kendall Sayers, president of Centerpoint, said.

GE Plastics Canada (Mississauga, Ont.); www.gestructuredproducts.com; 800-323-3783


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