SABIC Innovative Plastics’ new heat-management glazing makes use of a new and innovative technology platform.
Instead of being translucent or opaque like previous products, the Lexan™ Solar Control IR™ sheet materials are transparent and block (absorb) near-infrared heat while also letting in high levels of light. Proprietary resin additives are used to manage heat instead of expensive and fragile coatings, which can be damaged during handling and installation.
Because the additive is inherent in the polycarbonate, the solar control properties are permanent and the sheets are UV-protected both sides, which also blocks harmful UV light. This additive is available in both the solid and Thermoclear™ ranges.