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101 Uses of Polycarbonate

101 Uses of Polycarbonate: #86 Solarium

Bring the Outdoors In

High-performance multiwall polycarbonate is a perfect solarium glazing material, allowing you to bring the outdoors in. Convert your patio or deck into the perfect place to “go outside while inside” and enjoy a picnic without bugs, wind, rain or cold.

A solarium “garden room” built with polycarbonate panels will protect your plants, allow you unlimited views of the outdoors, and with today’s multiwall polycarbonate technology, the summer sunlight can be enjoyed without the worry of added heat.

At AmeriLux, we welcome the opportunity to discuss your next glazing project. Please feel free to contact us by calling 888.602.4441 or send an email describing your project to tech.service@ameriluxinternational.com.

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Focused on Managing Customer Relationships

Employee Spotlight: Betty Reed

Working through a temp agency, Betty Reed started her career in the polycarbonate industry with Polygal in 1997. In 1998 she was hired on full time in customer relations. In the early 2000s, she made a career move to Gallina USA as their Inside Sales Manager and helped establish their polycarbonate presence in the U.S. Over the last sixteen years, she has been providing outstanding customer service to the horticultural, plastic distribution, and architectural markets.

Now a key player on the AmeriLux A-Team, Betty joined AmeriLux in January of 2010 as a Customer Relations Manager and is well versed in developing, maintaining, and enhancing successful company – customer relationships. Betty’s role at AmeriLux focuses on customer relationship management. She works closely with architectural customers and system integrators in the daylighting industry. Working closely with architects, Betty not only fulfills their requests but addresses project challenges by offering ideas and insights on new polycarbonate product technologies. Betty is also involved in integrating new marketing strategies, introducing new products to customers, and has recently become more involved in growing the plastic distribution market.

When asked on her thoughts concerning the future of polycarbonate in the architectural and building industry, Betty responded, “I see multiwall polycarbonate products taking on a much larger portion of the daylighting needs in the United States. We are far behind Europe but the building and construction industry in the U.S. continues to demand more energy efficient products. Polycarbonate is a great material to meet all of those needs. The products we now offer are technically superior to those of the past.”

Like the rest of the AmeriLux A-Team, Betty operates from the perspective that customers are the building blocks of the company. “Customers are my top priority,” Betty said. “That means following up on every issue and ensuring complete satisfaction of the products or services sold to our customers.”

At AmeriLux, we welcome your project questions from design to completion. Please feel free to contact Betty Reed by calling 920.632-6072 or sending an emailing describing your project to betty@ameriluxinternational.com.

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101 Uses of Polycarbonate: #26 Pet “Doggie” Gate

Perfect Pet Gate Solution for Any Size Opening

Extremely durable, a doggie gate built with multiwall polycarbonate panels is a convenient way to keep your pet safe. Using clear polycarbonate panels instead of solid wood or metal allows you to see what your pet is up to on the other side at all times.

Available in various widths and lengths, polycarbonate panels offer the perfect pet gate solution for any size opening – irregular or offset. Use a polycarbonate doggie gate anywhere including the top of stairs, indoors, or outdoors.

If you would like to learn more about our polycarbonate products, please visit our website at www.ameriluxinternational.com.

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A Product Worth Talking About: LEXAPANEL* Standing Seam System

Providing Customers with the Freedom to Choose

The patent-pending LEXAPANEL* standing seam system is an innovative polycarbonate technology that is worth talking more about. This technology delivers reduced system costs thanks to the elimination of aluminum connectors and a snap-on connection, greatly reducing installation time and cost. More lighting can be brought into a building without added complexity or loss in insulation.

Codeveloped with SABIC’s Innovative Plastic business, the LEXAPANEL* standing seam system is a major innovation that addresses many different building and construction challenges with one versatile concept. The LEXAPANEL* standing seam system delivers the durability, high light transmission, and thermal insulation properties of the LEXAN* multiwall polycarbonate sheet. This system offers architects, builders and integrators exceptional flexibility to create sustainable and beautiful transparent glazing and roofing elements.

Compared to the competition’s standing seam system, the LEXAPANEL* standing seam solution provides customers with far more glazing options. This system offers the “freedom to choose” panel length and width with a choice of connectors, square or rounded profile. Custom configurations are also available. The freedom choose includes structure, thickness, color, and coating. This system has many uses in addition to roofing including: walkways, canopies, shelters, skylights, domes, and conservatories.

The multitude of potential applications for this innovative polycarbonate standing seam system is just being realized in agricultural, industrial, commercial, municipal, governmental, environmental and even residential uses. The LEXAPANEL* standing seam system is an excellent choice for your daylighting needs.

If you would like more product information on the LEXAPANEL* standing seam system, please contact us at 888-602-4441 or send an email to tech.service@ameriluxinternational.com.

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NFBA: 2013 Frame Building Expo

The Frame Building Expo is a great opportunity to see what vendors have to offer, network with peers and prospective customers, and discover firsthand the latest building products on the market.

 

The 2013 Frame Building Expo Highlights

  • Keynote by a prominent motivational speaker with a background in commercial and residential construction
  • NFBA “Members Only” workshop: “Sizing the Post-Frame Industry and Its Growth Opportunity”
  • Educational tracks on construction practices, sales/marketing, and management/leadership/operations
  • Job Productivity Workshop- “Improving Your Competitiveness and Bottom Line Through Productivity”
  • Top exhibitors of building products and services
  • Hospitality and reception events, daily prize drawings, friendly competitions, product demos
  • Be sure to attend the NFBA annual business meeting!

Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN | February 20-22, 2013

Stop by and visit AmeriLux at Booth# 217 !

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101 Uses of Polycarbonate – #4 Awnings

Perfect for Protecting Doors, Windows, and Balcony Awnings from Harsh Weather

Multiwall polycarbonate awnings protect windows, doors, patios, balconies, and shop fronts from harsh weather elements, such as rain, hail, sleet and snow. The UV-protected surface of polycarbonate panels filters out harmful violet rays which helps prolong the life of curtains, blinds, carpets, and furniture.

Available in various widths and lengths, multiwall polycarbonate panels can be joined to together to cover a wide expanse. Highly flexible, polycarbonate panels can be easily cold formed and will not crack or splinter when fabricated making them an “easy-to-install” awning solution.

If you would like to learn more about our multiwall polycarbonate product, please visit our website at www.ameriluxinternational.com.

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Always Looking for Ways to Better Serve our Customers and Partners

At AmeriLux, we are always looking for ways to better serve our customers and partners. One way that we can do this is through innovation in polycarbonate technologies. We are excited to continue to bring innovative products, such as the LEXPANEL™ standing seam system and Lumira® aerogel-filled polycarbonate panels, to the architectural and building markets. Our promise and commitment to our customers and partners is to continue to evolve our polycarbonate products to further their usability and applications potential.

Polycarbonate is an ideal architectural daylighting material because of its diverse and adaptable properties allowing it to satisfy many high-performance demands. At AmeriLux, we believe the versatility of polycarbonate is just now being discovered in the United States. Polycarbonate’s strong points – transparency, impact resistance and thermal stability – will continue to put it in high demand as more specifications require meeting strict energy and building codes and product design moves forward.

At AmeriLux, we welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss your project goals. Challenge our professional staff with an opportunity to achieve results for you. Please feel free to contact us by calling 888.602.4441 or send an email describing your project to tech.service@ameriluxinternational.com.

From concept to completion, our highly qualified sales and technical support staff can assist you in turning your project ideas into a reality!

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101 Uses of Polycarbonate – #46 Interior Privacy Windows

Perfect Balance of Light and Privacy

Interior Office Privacy WindowDurable multiwall polycarbonate is much lighter than glass, easy to cut and drill, making it a popular material choice for interior privacy windows. Resistant to discoloration, polycarbonate privacy windows are virtually unbreakable.

The translucent nature of the polycarbonate panel provides the right amount of privacy while still letting in natural light. Polycarbonate is an ideal glazing alternative for interior windows in meeting rooms, receptions, individual offices, and areas which need privacy.

If you would like to learn more about our multiwall polycarbonate product, please visit our website at www.ameriluxinternational.com.

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Lunch and Learn Sessions: Sharing, Learning, and Networking

Recently I had the opportunity to give a Lunch and Learn at TCI, a design-build firm located in La Crosse, WI. (A Lunch and Learn is a training event scheduled during the lunch hour. This type of training is usually less formal and less structured.) The Lunch and Learn at TCI was a great opportunity for me to share my knowledge about multiwall polycarbonate and receive direct feedback from their architects and designers.

Over the past six months, the number of AmeriLux International AIA presentations has doubled. Our focus for 2013 is to continue to grow our course offerings. The Lunch and Learn presentation given at TCI provided an overall understanding of multiwall polycarbonate. The presentation provided an in depth look into the many possible uses of polycarbonate, the manufacturing process, and polycarbonate applications. Specific attention was given to the daylighting opportunities of multiwall polycarbonate.

While I enjoy sharing the polycarbonate daylighting knowledge that I have gained, the real enjoyment that I receive from giving Lunch and Learn presentations is the interaction and feedback from the men and women doing the actual design work. Hearing their ideas and answering their questions is the best way for me to stay current on what is needed in the construction industry. The connection I have with the design community is very important to me and being able to help in the execution of their ideas is why I am here at AmeriLux.

If you are an architect looking for learning opportunities such as the Lunch and Learn presentation I gave at TCI or have a great polycarbonate application idea you’d like explore further, please contact me at 800-602-4441 or send an email to tfikkert@ameriluxinternational.com.

Let’s partner together in making your design ideas become a reality!

Tim Fikkert, AIA

 

“Tim was a pleasure. He held himself with confidence and had proper command of the seminar.” – Paul Cassem, TCI Architect

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