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AmeriLux Employee Spotlight: Mason Hanus

Mason Hanus attends St. Norbert College and is majoring in Business with a minor in Economics. He chose this academic path as a way to achieve both personal and professional goals and plans on graduating in 2018. Mason joined the … Continue reading

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FAQ | What are polycarbonate H- and U-channels used for?

Answer: A polycarbonate H-Channel is used to join two multiwall polycarbonate sheets together, providing a finished, professional look. A polycarbonate U-Channel is used to cap off the top and bottom of a multiwall polycarbonate sheet, preventing dust, bugs, and moisture … Continue reading

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AmeriLux Employee Spotlight: Conner Doran

Conner Doran joined AmeriLux in January of 2015. He is an integral member of the AmeriLux Logistics team. As an Account Manager, Conner coordinates incoming and outgoing freight shipments for both AmeriLux International and AmeriLux Logistics. His role also includes … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Polycarbonate Question

 Q: Why should I install multiwall polycarbonate panels in a vertical direction? A: Moisture can gather in the extruded ribs or flutes of a multiwall sheet. Vertical orientation allows for water accumulation to drain. When used for a roof application, … Continue reading

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ICEhouse™

“Innovation for the Circular Economy House” Designed by William McDonough + Partners, the ICEhouse made its debut at the 2016 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The project was supported by and a close collaboration with SABIC. The … Continue reading

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What is a polycarbonate translucent wall?

 Polycarbonate Translucent Walls Used as a façade material or for interior cladding, polycarbonate translucent walls are an efficient and effective way to transmit natural light into a building. Polycarbonate can be used as glazing on vertical, sloped, or curved walls. … Continue reading

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DIY Tip of the Month

Thicker wall multiwall polycarbonate panels offer increased thermal insulation but the tradeoff is usually a lose in light transmission. In the case of a greenhouse application, this can have an effect on plant growth. A hobby greenhouse is an investment … Continue reading

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What is Thermal Insulation?

Thermal insulation is a sheets ability to reduce the transfer of heat energy by limiting conduction, convection, and/or radiation. The multiwall construction creates air spaces, increasing thermal resistance. Thermal insulation can keep a building warm or it can cool it. … Continue reading

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Polycarbonate Term

Solar Transmission: Building glazing’s that permit high levels of natural light may also lead to rapid interior heat buildup due to the penetration of near-infrared (IR) radiation through the glazing. The percentage of the directly transmitted heat that passes through … Continue reading

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DIY Tip of the Month

When multiwall polycarbonate is cut to size, small particles of dust or plastic may become lodged in the open flutes. It is important that this debris be cleared from the flutes before installation. Remove debris with a vacuum or compressed … Continue reading

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