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Makrolon® Polycarbonate

Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet is half the weight of glass, approximately 30 time stronger than acrylic and has high visible light transmission. With its inherent design flexibility, Makrolon can be cut or cold-formed on site during installation without the pre-forming and fabrication associated with glass or acrylic. For your application chose the right Makrolon sheet product for durability and aesthetics.Makrolon Polycarbonate Plastic Sheet

Makrolon architectural grade sheet meets all standard specifications and codes and it can be used in all types of glazing, skylights and barrel vaults.

Makrolon Regulatory Code Compliance Chart

Makrolon polycarbonate sheet is a durable, long lasting material which offers attractive protection in areas of high traffic, vandalism or burglary. It withstands severe wind, hail and snow storms. In fact, Makrolon® sheet meets stringent state mandates for hurricane resistant glazing materials. Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet is virtually unbreakable so the cost of replacement becomes a less immediate (and less costly) concern.

Makrolon Glazing Materials Chart

Design Latitude Makrolon® sheet is extremely ductile. It can be cut on site from flat sheet or cold-formed into curves that would be impossible to construct with laminated glass or acrylic. Forget about costly factory pre-forming and fabrication. With Makrolon® sheet you can create cost effective, yet distinctive structures featuring dramatic expanses of curved glazing.

Makrolon® AR- abrasion resistant sheet

Makrolon AR adds higher abrasion resistance and surface hardness to polycarbonates inherent performance benefits of impact strength and clarity. The proprietary hard coat provides chemical resistance and long lasting outdoor weathering performance. Makrolon® AR has a seen (7) year Limited Product Warranty against breakage, yellowing and hazing.

Makrolon Chemical Resistance Chart

Cleaning And Maintenance

General Cleaning:

  • Thoroughly pre-rinse with warm water to loosen and wash away surface material, grit and grime.
  • Using a soft microfiber cloth or moist non-abrasive sponge, gently wash with a mild diluted soap or detergent.
  • Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm clean water. To prevent water spots, thoroughly dry the glazing with a dry soft cloth.

    Removing Heavy Oils and Tars:
  • Thoroughly pre-rinse with warm water to loosen and wash away surface material, grit and grime.
  • With a 50/50 isopropyl alcohol-water mixture, gently rub the area with a soft non-abrasive cloth.
  • Immediately rinse thoroughly with lukewarm clean water. To prevent water spots, thoroughly dry the glazing with a dry soft cloth.

    Removing Graffiti, Paint, Marker, Inks and Glazing Compounds:
  • Thoroughly pre-rinse with warm water to loosen and wash away surface material, grit and grime.
  • Using Naphtha VM&P grade, Isopropyl Alcohol or Butyl Cellosolve, gently rub the area with a soft non-abrasive cloth. Do not apply solvent cleaners under direct sunlight or during high temperatures.
  • Immediately rinse thoroughly with lukewarm clean water. To prevent water spots, thoroughly dry the glazing with a dry soft cloth.

    Removing Adhesive backed Labels:
  • Isopropyl Alcohol, Naphtha VM&P grade or Kerosene will help lift stickers and adhesives.
  • Immediately rinse thoroughly with lukewarm clean water. To prevent water spots, thoroughly dry the glazing with a dry soft cloth.

    Compatible Cleaners
    The following cleaning agents are compatible with Makrolon Polycarbonate Sheet products when used according to the manufacturer's recommendations:

  • Top Job, Joy®
  • Windex® Ammonia free
  • Palmolive Liquid®

 

Makrolon Frequently Asked Questions