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Wind: Sheet Panels Designed To Weather The Storm

The return of warmer weather also marks the return of something slightly less welcome in many regions of North America: the hurricane season. Fortunately, home- and shop-owners in storm-plagued sections of the continent can now turn for partial...

May 1, 2009   Canadian Plastics



The return of warmer weather also marks the return of something slightly less welcome in many regions of North America: the hurricane season.

Fortunately, home- and shop-owners in storm-plagued sections of the continent can now turn for partial relief to Lookout Clear Storm Panels, manufactured with Sabic Innovative Plastics’ Lexan sheet.

Constructed by Calhoun, Ga.-based Lookout Shutters, which teamed with Sabic for the project, the easy-to-install panels are designed to provide impact strength greater than half-inch plywood against wind and wind-borne debris during storms.

The panels are also between 30 to 50 per cent lighter than metal panels, and – unlike metal – will not corrode or rust. They also meet code approvals for high-velocity hurricane zone, ICC, and TDI.

Additionally, the panels are designed to be left up all season, and offer UV protection on both sides, as well as letting in natural light and enhancing the attractiveness of a home or store front.

“Our goal is to make sure that the technology and enhanced product attributes are there to meet the needs to builders, along with home and business owners, in these at-risk locations,” said Tammy Rucker, global product manager at Sabic.

Sabic Innovative Plastics Canada (Toronto); www.sabic-ip.com; 1-800-323-3783


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