Nominal Weight of Panel
|FybaGlaze panels are possibly the toughest impact resistant glazing materials available. Panels are virtually unbreakable and have a high resistance to impact, shock and wind loading whilst maintaining an aesthetic appearance.
Panel Size and Thickness
Standard product range can be manufactured to any thickness from 2mm to 30mm. As this is a handmade product, containing various raw materials, tolerances apply which may vary depending on the specifications ordered.
Products can be manufactured to either:
- General Purpose (GP grade)
- BS 476 Part 6 Class 0 (heat release)
- BS 476 Part 7 Class 1 (surface spread of flame)
- BS 476 Part 7 Class 2 (surface spread of flame)
- BS 476 Part 22 (Half hour fire rating – FybaGard only)
Unlike other “Plastic” glazing products GRP will not drip, melt or soften in the event of fire. For an explanation of the different ratings “click here“
Thermal Conductivity: 0.2w/mK
Tensile Strength: 100MPa
Tensile Modulus: 8GPa
Flexural Strength: 170 MPa
Will not bend or flex as much as other glazing products.
A factory applied coating operation permits simple removal of graffiti with no detrimental surface effects to the panel.
Standard surface finishes include:
- Smooth / Crinkle
- Smooth / Smooth (above 5mm thick)
Thermal Co-Efficient of Expansion
30 x 10^(-6) /Deg C
Note: Compared with many other plastics GRP has minimal expansion and contraction characteristics and will not bow and warp in extremes of temperature.
Impact resistant to BS 5544 (cert #: 395-1) and Regulation 14 compliant.
Note: Steel ball drop test concluded no penetration for breakage of GRP glazing.
Up to 83% depending on thickness and surface texture.
Note: The inclusion of our unique surface protection membrane significantly enhances the quality, appearance and lifespan of FybaGlaze products by providing a high level of U.V. resistance, thus ensuring continued light transmission.
Size and Thickness
FybaGard / FybaLyte: Panels can be manufactured to 5m long with a width restriction of 1525mm. Can be manufactured from 3mm – 25mm with 3, 4 and 6mm being “standard”.
FybaMesh: Restricted to a maximum of 8′ x 4′ (1220mm x 2440mm) sheets or any derivative within these sizes. Can be manufactured from 3mm – 25mm with 3, 4 and 6mm being “standard”.
Cutting and Handling
FybaGard / FybaLyte: Jig saw, bench saw (using diamond tipped blade) or guillotine.
FybaMesh: Guillotine abrasive disc or jig saw using metal cutting blade.
All should be cut in well ventilated area using gloves, eye protection and dust particle masks.
Due to the wide variety of products and variations available in the FybaGlaze range, these technical specifications should be considered as a guide only. Please contact us directly for more accurate product qualities and performance ratings.
Smyth Composites Limited operates as a “Toll Manufacturer” and therefore advise that customers must satisfy themselves that the products they order are fit for the intended purpose.
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