Overview: With decades of experience, SABIC Innovative Plastics, formerly GE Plastics, has the broadest material portfolio in the building and constructions industry and unparalleled industry expertise in helping architects and builders realize the next breakthrough solution to meet their demanding application requirements. SABIC Innovative Plastics, Specialty Film and Sheet, provides a wide range of materials that combine the aesthetic appeal of glass with value-added performance. Based on Lexan* polycarbonate resin, one of the most versatile materials in the world, these high performance materials are characterized by high impact strength, an excellent balance of low weight and high stiffness, impact and fire resistant, weatherability and naturally “crystal-clear” transparency and design freedom. SABIC Innovative Plastics products can be used to help deliver creative, easy-to-install glazing that is built to last. Many products are covered by a minimum 10-year limited written warranty against excessive yellowing, loss of light transmission and loss of strength due to weathering.
SABIC Innovative Plastics’ versatile range of high technology, Lexan sheet, monolithic and multiwall products help provide exceptional design freedom due to their light weight, ability to be formed and offer different colors, prints, textures, special effects and coatings like superior weatherability, self-cleaning, and anti-drip.
Common applications include building cladding and facades, architectural interiors, residential glazing and conservatories, swimming pool covers, stadium roof glazing and arena applications, transportation infrastructure, sound walls, industrial glazing, greenhouses and security glazing.
The vast technical resources of SABIC Innovative Plastics make it easy for construction
professionals to obtain the support, customized products and design assistance need to
help complete projects on time and meet stringent specifications.
A well-established brand name for over 20 years, Lexan Thermoclear sheet is widely specified by architects and designers around the world. Has outstanding balance of low weight and high stiffness, excellent thermal insulation performance, good flame resistance, UV resistance, Long-term high light transmission and a broad range of structures, coatings, colors, dimensions and gauges.
Manufactured at six sites worldwide, Lexan Thermoclear sheet is helping customers around the world to develop imaginative glazing with the right balance of thermal insulation and light transmission. Customers can choose between two, three, five and six-wall constructions, in a variety of thicknesses and sizes, to suit a broad range of design requirements. In applications where superior stiffness is required, SABIC offers X-structures.
An excellent candidate for roof glazing application in which water droplets are unacceptable, such as commercial greenhouses where they could cause crop spoilage. Has UV protection on the outer surface and a specially developed hydrophilic coating on the inner surface. This coating reduces the formation of condensation droplets by increasing the surface tension of the sheet and decreasing the contact angle. As a consequence, a thin mist of water will form on the inner surface of the sheet, which will not drip and will not affect the excellent light transmission of the material.
First self-cleaning polycarbonate sheet. UV protected on both sides, and features a unique hydrophobic coating on the outside surface that reduces the surface tension of polycarbonate and increases the contact angle of water to the sheet. This causes larger droplets to form and wash away dirt, leaving the sheet almost spotless. Furthermore, it stays clean for longer, thereby reducing the frequency and the associated coast of cleaning.
UV-protected on the outer surface and screen-printed with white stripes on the inner surface. Although the screen-printed white stripes are mainly intended for decorative purposed, they also provide a shadow effect. This helps to reduce heat build-up from solar radiation, resulting in an improved comfort level inside the building.
The addition of fine metallic pigment into the multiwall sheet provides both a completely new look and acts as a heat blocker by reflecting heat. It also cuts down the brightness of the sun to a pleasant level. This material maintains the standard level of mechanical properties.
In this unique material, the addition of glass fibers into the sheet provides an original “hammered glass” effect. In addition to the innovative look, it provides UV protection on both sides, high light transmission and good insulation properties. Typical applications include interior partition walls, swimming pool enclosures and bathroom glazing.
Standard Grade of Lexan Polycarbonate Sheet offering excellent clarity, high impact resistance and formability. Lexan 9030FR sheet has been specifically developed to meet the flammability requirements of the European building and construction market.
UV-resistant surface on both sides, 10-year limited written warranty against breakage, yellowing, and loss of light transmission. Excellent candidate for overhead and vertical glazing, can also be vacuum formable for dome skylights applications. FR grad offers excellent flame retardancy properties.
Proprietary resin additives are used to manage heat instead of expensive and fragile coatings, which can be damaged during handling and installation. This innovative solar control-glazing product significantly reduces solar transmission while simultaneously offering high levels of light transmission, helping save energy costs for cooling and lighting buildings. 10-year limited written warranty against reduction of light or solar transmission properties, yellowing, and breakage due to hail impact.
Used in insulated corrugated metal roofing applications, sheets are 40mm, UV protected multiwall panels with integrated side wings. Can select from different side wing profiles that can be easily calibrated to fit onto virtually any metal sandwich panel. Available in lengths of up to 20 meters, have a four-wall construction, which provides excellent thermal insulation, high stiffness and high light transmission.
Transparent Lexan Solar control sheet helps to block near infrared heat, but lets in high levels of light, helping save energy costs for cooling and lighting buildings. Solar control properties are permanent. 10-year limited written warranty against reduction of light or solar transmission properties, yellowing and breakage due to hail impact. Can be cold-formed and therefore it is an excellent candidate for a broad range of glazing applications including roof domes, skylights and walkways.
Mainly used in façade applications, made up of 40mm, UV protected multiwall sheet panels with a profiled tongue and groove connection. Eliminates the need for vertical profiles, saving costs and enhancing aesthetics. X-Structure provides exceptional stiffness and thermal insulation.
Offer a tailor-made, fully insulated roof light that can be installed seamlessly into a corrugated metal roof without any cold bridges. These panels can be tailor-made according to customers design and mechanical requirements.
Tough, UV-protected material provides excellent sound insulation properties for a range of demanding urban, road, rail and airport noise reduction barriers. Can provide exceptional abrasion resistance and resistance to substances such as oils, paints and aggressive cleaning products which enables it to resist graffiti and allow repeated cleaning. Backed by a 10-year limited warranty against breakage and a5-year limited warranty against yellowing and loss of light transmission.
Proprietary hard surface coating, on one or two sides, providing a high level of resistance to abrasion and weathering. Excellent candidate for safety and security glazing to suit a wide range of applications. Available clear or bronze tinted, can be used for both flat and curved glazing. 5-years limited warranty against loss of light transmission and coating failure – and 10-years limited written warranty against breakage.
Sheet Technology Backed by Hands-On Support
SABIC Innovative Plastics Specialty Film & Sheet offers a range of technical assistance throughout every phase of your project - from initial concept through design, fabrication and end-use.