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Monthly Archives: August 2015

From Around the World: Polycarbonate Architecture and Design

Sustainable building designs and environmentally responsible structures are increasing in visibility around the world. Architects and builders are looking for eco- solutions, recognizing and using polycarbonate as an innovative alternative to conventional building materials. Offering a range of desirable qualities … Continue reading

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DIY Tip of the Month

Store polycarbonate panels in a cool, dry place out of the direct exposure to sunlight. Storing panels in direct sunlight can cause the masking to bond to the panel surface, making it difficult to remove. To also prevent heat buildup, … Continue reading

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What is a Polycarbonate Warranty?

“Filtering Through the Confusion” Since AmeriLux opened its doors over ten years ago, Stephanie Bitzan has been the friendly voice over the phone helping customers by answering technical questions and providing product information. Stephanie currently serves as a leader in … Continue reading

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What is the meaning of Coefficient of Thermal Expansion?

Coefficient of Thermal Expansion or “CTE” Every material has a different response to heat, which is characterized by its thermal expansion coefficient (CTE). The coefficient of thermal expansion measures how much a material expands per degree change in temperature compared … Continue reading

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Polycarbonate Hobby Greenhouse

“Designed for Years of Gardening Enjoyment” Polycarbonate is a very durable greenhouse glazing material – perfect for the ultimate backyard greenhouse. A polycarbonate hobby greenhouse can be used to extend the growing season, overwinter plants, or even grow plants year … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Polycarbonate Question

Q: Do I need to be concerned about thermal expansion and contraction when installing my polycarbonate panels? A: Most Definitely! Polycarbonate panels will expand and contract due to changes in temperature. Polycarbonate expands in hot weather and contracts in cold. … Continue reading

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Museum Exhibit: Breaking Grounds

“Altering Perceptions with Translucent Polycarbonate” Created by bauenstudio (Mo Zell and Marc Roehrle, Milwaukee, WI), Breaking Grounds is part of the Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art’s current exhibition Current Tendencies IV: Topography Transformed. This exhibition features six regional artists … Continue reading

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