Dynaglas

Corrugated Polycarbonate

DynaGlas has become an industry standard against which all other corrugated polycarbonate products for the horticulture market are compared.  DynaGlas includes several products with a variety of features engineered specifically for commercial greenhouse use. 

Applications

  • Roofs
  • Side Walls
  • Partitions
  • Barriers
  • Doors

DynaGlas® was the first corrugated polycarbonate ever introduced to the commercial greenhouse market nearly three decades ago. Since then, DynaGlas has become an industry standard against which all other corrugated polycarbonate products for the horticulture market are compared. DynaGlas includes several products with a variety of features engineered specifically for commercial greenhouse use.

With more than 200 million sq. ft. installed worldwide, DynaGlas Plus® is the leading corrugated polycarbonate product for the commercial greenhouse industry. DynaGlas Plus features built-in condensate control that is so effective, it’s guaranteed for 10 years.

In general, polycarbonate is inherently susceptible to condensate formation, especially when used to cover totally enclosed environments like greenhouses. DynaGlas Plus is made with an exclusive manufacturing process that results in the industry’s first and most extensive 10-year condensate control warranty. Because effective condensate control is such a critical need for greenhouse growers, the “Plus” condensate control feature is now built-in to every DynaGlas product.

DynaGlasAll DynaGlas products feature built-in condensation control that is second to none. In fact, the performance is so good it’s backed by a 10-year limited warranty.

Thermaglas

Features

  • Available in a variety of tints and surface textures
  • Up to 92% PAR Light Transmission
  • Up to 100% Diffusion
  • Highly Impact Resistant
  • More than 200 million square feet installed over the past 25 years
  • Zero claims for yellowing or loss of light transmission
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty Against Yellowing
  • 10-Year Warranty for Condensation Control Performance
  • 5-Year Warranty Against Damage Due to Hail
Availability
Product Name Dynaglas Plus, Dynaglas Solar Soft
Profile dyna_profile
Standard Length Up to 48 ft
Standard Width 49.6″ (73.6” width special order)
Thickness .03” (0.8mm)
Standard colors Clear, Opal (white), Grey, Diffused
Dimensions Value (English (Metric))
Panel Widths (gross) 49.6″ or 73.6″ (1260 mm or 1870 mm)
Panel Widths (net after one corrugation overlap) 47.8″ (±4 ft) or 71.8″ (±6 ft) (1216 mm or 1824 mm)
Panel Lengths (custom cut to specification) 3′ to 38′ (914 mm to 11580 mm)
Corrugation/Wave Depth Greca 0.625″ (16 mm) | Omega .591″ (15mm)
Corrugation/Wave Pitch 2.99″ (76 mm)
Weight Greca .24 lbs./sf (1220 g/m2) | Omega Greca .23 lbs./sf (1104 g/m2)
Thickness 0.03″ (0.8 mm)
Number of Corrugations/Waves 17 (49.6” panel) or 25 (73.6” panel)
Thermal Value (English (Metric)) Test Method
Optimal Service Temperature Range – 40° F to +212° F (- 40° C to + 100° C)
Maximum Service Temperature 270° F (132° C)
Minimum Service Temperature – 103° F (- 75 ° C)
Heat Deflection Temperature Load, 275° F (psi) 275 ASTM D-648
R / U-Factor and K-Value R = .83 / U 1.20 = (K = 5.8 W/m2 K)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion 3.6 x 10 -5 in./in./°F (6.5 x 10 -5 cm/cm/°C) ASTM D-696
Thermal Conductivity BTU/lb. (F°) 1.4 ASTM C-177
Mechanical
Tensile Strength at Yield, 2 in./min. (psi) 9,000 ASTM D-638
Tensile Strength at Break, 2 in./min. (psi) 9,500 ASTM D-638
Elongation at Yield, 2 in./min. (%) > 6 % ASTM D-638
Elongation at Break, 2 in./min. (%) > 80 % ASTM D-638
Tensile Modulus, 0.04 in./min. (psi) 340,000 ASTM D-638
Flexural Modulus 0.052 in./min. (psi) 310,000 ASTM D-790
Flexural Strength at Yield, 0.052 in./min. (psi) 13,500 ASTM D-790
Shear Strength (psi) 6,180 Factory Test
Izod Impact Strength, Notched (73° F), ft./lb./in. 18 ASTM D-256
Rockwell Hardness, R Scale 118 ASTM D-785
Impact Resistance (falling dart) 444 in. lbs. (50 joules) ISO 6603/1
OSHA point-29 Passed 200 lb. CFR 1910.23 (e) (8)
Uplift Passed UL 90 UL 580
Longitudinal Bending Radius 16′ (4.9 m) recommended; 13’ (4 m) min.
Optical
Light Transmission/Diffusion Light Transmission Diffusion
Clear (DynaGlas Plus) 92 % >1% ASTM D-1003
LDT 90.5% 10% ASTM D-1003
SolarSoft 90™ 90% 40% ASTM D-1003
SolarSoft 85™ 85% 100% ASTM D-1003
Translucent White 42% 100% ASTM D-1003
Transparent Gray 35% 10% ASTM D-1003
UV Light Transmission (all products) < 1 %
UV Protection (co-extruded; not laquer or laminate) DG SE & Plus, 1 side; DG UV2™ both sides Factory Test
Yellowness Index < 1 ASTM D-1925
Solar Heat Gain, ft.2 (BTU/hr.)
Clear 218
Clear LDT 215
White-Opal 128
Gray 120
Other
Flammability Rating CC2 (CC1 available if required) ASTM D-635-91
Self Ignition 1030° F (554° C) UBC Standard 52-3
Flash Ignition 840° F (449° C) UBC Standard 52-3
Smoke Density (%) 51 ASTM D-2843
Smoke Developed 47.0 UL 723 (ASTM E-84)
Flame Spread 4.7 (Class A UL 723 (ASTM E-84)
Condensation Control Built-in; proprietary (10-year warranty) Factory Test
Tolerances
Thickness 0.030″ to 0.032″ (0.77 mm to 0.83 mm) Factory Test
Length 0 to + 0.5″ (0 to +15 mm) Factory Test
Width ± .4″ (± 10 mm) Factory Test
Visual Defects (inclusions, bubbles, black specks, gel, etc.) If defect is not visible by inspection from a distance of 1 meter, it is not considered to be a defect. Surface abrasion may occur in transit. This is not
considered a defect as DynaGlas is not intended for “architectural optical
clarity” applications. This type of abrasion will not affect durability.

DynaGlas Solar Soft

Features & Benefits

  • High PAR light transmission (up 90%)
  •  Diffused, softer light (up to 100% diffusion)
  • Less shadows cast by structural members and/or curtain systems
  • Deeper penetration of light into the plant canopy
  • 100% UV protection

DynaGlas® is now available with exclusive SolarSoft™ pigmentation. SolarSoft features all the advanced technology of DynaGlas Plus, such as 100% UV protection and guaranteed condensate control, but with SolarSoft pigmentation, you reap the benefits of up to 100% light diffusion.

The purpose of this added technology is to diffuse the light that is transmitted through the sheet, while still transmitting a high level of PAR light (85% or 90%). The mechanical properties of DynaGlas SolarSoft can be considered the same as other types of DynaGlas, such as Clear, LDT, White/Opal or Gray.

Diffusing the sun’s direct radiation has been found to be beneficial for plants. With DynaGlas SolarSoft, plants or flowers get very high levels of PAR light, but direct radiation of infrared is removed, which helps to reduce leaf temperature and plant burning. Furthermore, light penetrates deeper into the canopy, improving plant growth.

SolarSoft can also be beneficial for people. A person standing under DynaGlas SolarSoft, while receiving almost the same amount of light as with Clear, will feel reduced radiation from the sun; and feel much more comfortable. The SolarSoft resin component is UV protected with the same co-extrusion protection as all other DynaGlas products (99.9% UV protection).

DynaGlas SolarSoft incorporates technology that has been used to manufacture polycarbonate products for other markets for several years, thereby ensuring excellent performance, durability, and UV protection.

All DynaGlas products feature built-in condensation control that is second to none. In fact, the performance is so good it’s backed by a 10-year limited warranty.

SolarSoft 90 is recommended for virtually any greenhouse application where light diffusion is desired. SolarSoft 85 is recommended for high light areas where shading is typically required during summer months, or where growers desire light transmission and diffusion similar to double-poly film or fiberglass.

Availability
Product Name Dynaglas Plus, Dynaglas Solar Soft
Profile dyna_profile
Standard Length Up to 48 ft
Standard Width 49.6″ (73.6” width special order)
Thickness .03” (0.8mm)
Standard colors Clear, Opal (white), Grey, Diffused

Light Transmission Characteristics

DynaGlas offers the same sparkling clarity as glass. But because DynaGlas requires no shade casting glazing system, DynaGlas transmits as much as 7% more light than glass. DynaGlas Plus SolarSoft 85™ offers high light transmission (85%), but also offers 100% light diffusion, helping to spread light throughout the greenhouse and reduce shadows.

Dimensions Value (English (Metric))
Panel Widths (gross) 49.6″ or 73.6″ (1260 mm or 1870 mm)
Panel Widths (net after one corrugation overlap) 47.8″ (±4 ft) or 71.8″ (±6 ft) (1216 mm or 1824 mm)
Panel Lengths (custom cut to specification) 3′ to 38′ (914 mm to 11580 mm)
Corrugation/Wave Depth Greca 0.625″ (16 mm) | Omega .591″ (15mm)
Corrugation/Wave Pitch 2.99″ (76 mm)
Weight Greca .24 lbs./sf (1220 g/m2) | Omega Greca .23 lbs./sf (1104 g/m2)
Thickness 0.03″ (0.8 mm)
Number of Corrugations/Waves 17 (49.6” panel) or 25 (73.6” panel)
Thermal Value (English (Metric)) Test Method
Optimal Service Temperature Range – 40° F to +212° F (- 40° C to + 100° C)
Maximum Service Temperature 270° F (132° C)
Minimum Service Temperature – 103° F (- 75 ° C)
Heat Deflection Temperature Load, 275° F (psi) 275 ASTM D-648
R / U-Factor and K-Value R = .83 / U 1.20 = (K = 5.8 W/m2 K)
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion 3.6 x 10 -5 in./in./°F (6.5 x 10 -5 cm/cm/°C) ASTM D-696
Thermal Conductivity BTU/lb. (F°) 1.4 ASTM C-177
Mechanical
Tensile Strength at Yield, 2 in./min. (psi) 9,000 ASTM D-638
Tensile Strength at Break, 2 in./min. (psi) 9,500 ASTM D-638
Elongation at Yield, 2 in./min. (%) > 6 % ASTM D-638
Elongation at Break, 2 in./min. (%) > 80 % ASTM D-638
Tensile Modulus, 0.04 in./min. (psi) 340,000 ASTM D-638
Flexural Modulus 0.052 in./min. (psi) 310,000 ASTM D-790
Flexural Strength at Yield, 0.052 in./min. (psi) 13,500 ASTM D-790
Shear Strength (psi) 6,180 Factory Test
Izod Impact Strength, Notched (73° F), ft./lb./in. 18 ASTM D-256
Rockwell Hardness, R Scale 118 ASTM D-785
Impact Resistance (falling dart) 444 in. lbs. (50 joules) ISO 6603/1
OSHA point-29 Passed 200 lb. CFR 1910.23 (e) (8)
Uplift Passed UL 90 UL 580
Longitudinal Bending Radius 16′ (4.9 m) recommended; 13’ (4 m) min.
Optical
Light Transmission/Diffusion Light Transmission Diffusion
Clear (DynaGlas Plus) 92 % >1% ASTM D-1003
LDT 90.5% 10% ASTM D-1003
SolarSoft 90™ 90% 40% ASTM D-1003
SolarSoft 85™ 85% 100% ASTM D-1003
Translucent White 42% 100% ASTM D-1003
Transparent Gray 35% 10% ASTM D-1003
UV Light Transmission (all products) < 1 %
UV Protection (co-extruded; not laquer or laminate) DG SE & Plus, 1 side; DG UV2™ both sides Factory Test
Yellowness Index < 1 ASTM D-1925
Solar Heat Gain, ft.2 (BTU/hr.)
Clear 218
Clear LDT 215
White-Opal 128
Gray 120
Other
Flammability Rating CC2 (CC1 available if required) ASTM D-635-91
Self Ignition 1030° F (554° C) UBC Standard 52-3
Flash Ignition 840° F (449° C) UBC Standard 52-3
Smoke Density (%) 51 ASTM D-2843
Smoke Developed 47.0 UL 723 (ASTM E-84)
Flame Spread 4.7 (Class A UL 723 (ASTM E-84)
Condensation Control Built-in; proprietary (10-year warranty) Factory Test
Tolerances
Thickness 0.030″ to 0.032″ (0.77 mm to 0.83 mm) Factory Test
Length 0 to + 0.5″ (0 to +15 mm) Factory Test
Width ± .4″ (± 10 mm) Factory Test
Visual Defects (inclusions, bubbles, black specks, gel, etc.) If defect is not visible by inspection from a distance of 1 meter, it is not considered to be a defect. Surface abrasion may occur in transit. This is not
considered a defect as DynaGlas is not intended for “architectural optical
clarity” applications. This type of abrasion will not affect durability.