When contacting architects and designers, it’s always interesting to hear about alternatives uses for multiwall polycarbonate products. Sometimes this is only brainstorming discussion. Other times, the conversation is about possible real life applications that have not yet been tried in the real world. Speaking from experience, architects love finding unique and exciting uses for materials.
Translucent glazing is the most common use of multiwall polycarbonate. The strength, clarity, and added thermal performance of a multiwall polycarbonate structure make it a natural fit for this type of application. Even thought bringing natural light into buildings is a great use of multiwall polycarbonate, it would be a disservice to not explore other uses.
Interior applications provide almost limitless opportunities for polycarbonate use. Multiwall polycarbonate can be used to replace safety glass in guardrails, create translucent partitions, or for printed visual displays. Polycarbonate is already used as a common alternative in light fixtures.
Adding a textural element to an interior space is easy with the variety of multiwall polycarbonate structures and colors available. Polycarbonates endless design uses can truly create one of a kind interiors. Rather than just selecting from a standard product line, multiwall polycarbonate offers designers a desired flexibility to use the material as they see fit. Often it is through these unique applications that the true character of a product is discovered.
Below are a couple of examples of unique polycarbonate applications:
LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ panels were used at Wild Blue Technologies, an innovative strategic design company located in De Pere, WI, to separate a kitchen from the employee fitness space. Images were designed and selected by the employees and direct printed on the polycarbonate panels.
LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ was used to create the partitions and divide the space in this SABIC trade show booth. THERMOCLICK™ is light in weight and can easily be disassembled. Like the blue chosen for this booth display, a variety of colors are available to create a custom “branded” look.
If you have any original ideas on how to use our polycarbonate products, please give us a call at 888.602.4441 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be happy to help you make your ideas a reality!
Tim Fikkert, AIA