Solarshield SOLID FLAT Series

Solarshield SOLID FLAT Series

Solarshield SOLID FLAT Series

Solarshield is an IR-protection additive that is designed to work with polycarbonate sheets as a solar heat protection application that attenuates longer wavelength heat-producing infrared radiation very effectively through reflection.
Reflected IR means that surface temperatures of the PC sheets remains low, which prolongs the lifespan of the sheet.
VULCAN Solarshield comes with a 15 year limited warranty*.
VULCAN Solid FLAT Polycarbonate sheet is 250 times over glass, 10 times over FRP and Acrylic Sheets in impact strength.
Solid Flat sheets are also capable of stopping bullets and often used for security purposes.
It's high impact strength and light weight, ease of installation, fireproof and weather resistant properties make them the perfect choice for civil construction and safety glazing.
Comes in sheets and rolls.
Solarshield - Transparent IR Protection
VULCAN Solarshield comes with a Greenish tint, and is an inorganic, nano-structured, IR-protection based pigment designed as a solar heat protection application.   Solarshield attenuates longer wavelength heat producing infrared radiation very effectively through reflection, but at the same time, retains high clarity, more than 50% of visible light transmission rate, and virtually unnoticeable compared to standard VULCAN Valuview Clear sheets.  Being weathering stable means there is no fear of IR-protection loss during weathering and nor does it change color.


Product Strengths

Solarshield Material
Solarshield is an IR-protection additive that is designed to work with polycarbonate sheets as a solar heat protection application that attenuates longer wavelength heat-producing infrared radiation very effectively through reflection.  Reflected IR means that surface temperatures of the PC sheets remains low, which prolongs the lifespan of the sheet.  VULCAN Solarshield comes with a 15 year limited warranty*.

Solarshield Technology
Solarshield is an inorganic, nano structured pigment clear transparent in polycarbonate. Being weathering stable means no loss of IR-protection during weathering.

Excellent Heat Reflective Properties
Excellent Light tranmission - Controlled NIR (780~2500nm) - Capable of reducing temperatures up to 10°c* in a ventilated environment.

Light Transmission Rate
Excellent Light tranmission - Controlled VIS (380~780nm) - 50% light transmission rate.

High Impact Resistance
250 times the impact strength over glass and 10 times over FRP and Acrylic.

Base Material
VULCAN polycarbonate sheets use only 100% Virgin Covestro UV stabilizer included master-batch.

Total UV Protection
Co-extruded with the Base Material, Clariant CESA Light UV and Stabilizers blocks harmful UV rays from 280~400nm. With CESA Light coating, VULCAN Polycarbonate sheets are able to last 15 years or more.

Clean Room Manufacturing
VULCAN Sheets are produced in Class 5000 clean rooms to ensure an impeccable quality.

Production Method
Co-Extrusion ensures evenly spread, evenly thick base material and UV coating.
*Certain conditions may apply.

Material Grade

  UV 400 Optical Grade Solarshield Sheets
Outlook
Base Material 100% Virgin UV Stabilized Covestro Polycarbonate resin
Warranty

15 years limited warranty.
*Please refer to the installation instructions and list of harmful chemicals. Failure to comply shall void warranty.

Light Transmission Rate 40% Visible Light Transmission Rate
UV Resistance Clariant CESA-Light co-extruded UV and Light Stabilizers.  Sheets lasts for 15 years or more.
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Material Properties

Material Grades Solarshield
Color Solar Green
Light Transmission Rate 40%
UV UV400 Co-Extruded
Included in Raw Material  
Warranty 5yrs (Yellowing)  
10yrs (Usage)
1yr  
Transparent  
Translucent
Lighting Direct
Diffused  
Shading Excellent  
Average
Minumum  
IR Control Excellent
Minimum  
Poor  
PAR Control Excellent  
Average  
Minimum

 

Sheet Properties

Material Typical Properties Test Method Results Remark
Tested on 5.5mm Solarshield Solid Flat Sheets
Tensile Strength @yield (kgf/cm²) ASTM D638 719.8 Should exceed 551 (kgf/cm²)

Tensile Elongation (%)

ASTM D638-10 59% Should exceed 50 (%)
Impact Strength CNS11335 No Failure No Failure after impact of a 1kg steel ball free falling from 120cm high.
Change Percentage of Yellow Index (YID) after Weathering Resistance test (1200hrs) ASTM G154 (for 1 cycle)
UV-A (340nm): 60°c, 8hrs
Condensation: 50°c, 4hrs
1.05 YID should be less than 6.0 for colored sheets. No cracks or separation of the polymer should occur.
LUMINOUS TRANSMITTANCE (%) SOLARSHIELD
In-House Specification
51.2 Haze and Luminous Transmittance Test (Within 50%~59%)
Ultraviolet Transmittancy (%) EDTM - WE2500 <1  
Solar Heat Gain Coecient (SHGC) EDTM - WE2500

0.26

The ratio of the total solar radiation transmitted by a given material relative to transmitted by 3mm thick clear glass, whose light transmission rate is 87%.
Burn Characteristics
CNS11335

17.9

Flame does not reach or pass the 100 (mm) reference mark. Flame ceases after removal of the test flame.
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