Polycarbonate is a long-established greenhouse cladding material.
Its superior impact strength and ability to maintain extremely high light
transmission levels make it an excellent cladding material. Ampelite can also
supply GE’s Lexan* profiled sheet, with added features not available to most
profiled polycarbonate brands.
Superior hail resistance.
Maximum light transmission.
Anti-Drip coatings and specialised profiles available.
Easily curved for superior greenhouse design.
“After many years of frustration with using film on the walls of
my lettuce growing greenhouse, I experimented with Solasafe polycarbonate as a
cost-effective alternative. In the 8 years it has been there, I haven’t had to
worry about it! I am now using Solasafe to replace film on the walls of all my
P. Mifsud, Paulmar Hydroponics, Geelong, VIC
The majority of widely used profiles are available, including
Corrugated, Trimdek, Greca and Omega. Ampelite are also able to source GE’s
Lexan* profiled sheet, available in widths up to 1870mm for minimal laps and
maximum light transmission.
Other profiles are available in the Wonderglas GC polyester
For more information of Wonderglas GC, click
The above spans are recommended for wind loads up to 1 kPa. For
high wind or cyclonic areas, please contact Ampelite.
Solasafe polycarbonate has a K-Value of 6.5 W/m2.K,
and is available with Anti-Drip coatings.
Greater insulation values are available with the Lexan*
Thermoclear* multiwalled sheet, or Wonderglas GC Dual Roof.
For more information on Lexan*
For more information on Wonderglas GC Dual
Roof, click here.
Lexan* profiled sheet is available with a specifically developed
hydrophilic coating on the inner surface which reduces the formation of
condensation droplets, thus helping to prevent crop spoilage in commercial
greenhouses. This coating technology can be combined with an embossed coating to
aid light diffusion.
Solasafe polycarbonate features light transmission of 90%, and is
warranted to maintain high levels for a long period of time. Solasafe is also
available with an embossed coating to aid light diffusion, and an Anti-Drip
coating to prevent light transmission loss through water droplets
Solasafe sheeting can be safely curved to a radius of 3m. For
greenhouses with higher curving radii, please contact Ampelite.
The light weight and effortless handling of Solasafe, make
installation safe and easy. Installation time can also be reduced by 50%, using
Ampelite’s Clearfix self-drilling screws!
For full installation details, click here.
Solasafe and Lexan* profiled polycarbonate feature a Limited 10
Year Warranty against Hail Damage, Excessive Yellowing and Loss of Light
Transmission. For full warranty details, please contact your nearest Ampelite