High Impact, Corrosion Resistant Glass Reinforced Roofing and Cadding
Industry concerns relating to Natural, Roof-Lighting being classified as “brittle” and therefore possibly posing a danger to foot traffic on the roof, has led to Alsynite NZ purpose develop a heavy duty and high impact roof lighting system to alleviate these concerns. Aptly named Topglass *GC Ultra-Safe, the product utilises a heavy duty, woven roving reinforcing system positioned roving reinforcing system positioned exceptional strength. Further, the innovative fastening system jointly developed by Alsynite NZ Ltd and the Company’s fastening supplier provides maximum security to anty foot traffic across the roof once installed whether this is day, night or in times of restricted visibility.
Topglass *GC Ultra-Safe manufactured utilising heavy duty woven roving enclosed within the resin matrix which in turn provides a structural capability not normally available with traditional translucent roofing materials.
Topglass *GC Ultra-Safe meets the impact strength tests of AS/NZS 4040.4 and satisfiles the requirements of AS 4256.3 alleviating the need for safety mesh to be installed under the sheeting (refer to Safety) This is of particular benefit to building designers who face corrosive atmospheres damaging the safety mesh zinc coating.
As the roving matrix runs both longitudinally and laterally within the sheet, Topglass *GC Ultra-Safe demonstrates exceptional high impact strength.
Alsynite 130 micron* EXO-SET 206 Premium Gelcoat weather surface provides long term light transmission and is supported by a 20 year weather surface structured warranty.
Corrosion resistant when installed in wide range of aggressive environments.
Excellent spanning capabilities.
Topglass *GC Ultra-Safe meets the impact strength tests of AS 4256.3 clause 11.3, AS 4040.1, and AS 1562 alleviating the need for safety mesh, rather than just a roof lighting product.
Educational facilities and Public Assembly areas where there is a danger of persons climbing onto a roof.
Chemical and Powder-coating Plants
Wool scouring facilities
Waste water treatment plants
Salt Extraction Facilities
Severe marine environments
Natural roof lighting where safety mesh is not installed
Wood Pulp and Paper Plants
In very severe corrosive environments Topglass® GC Ultra-Safe resin system can be fortified using Vinyl Ester to provide maximum protection.
Topglass® GC Ultra-Safe can be supplied as a heavy duty solid coloured roofing and cladding material to reolace metal roofing products for use in corrosive environments. (See also Topclad™ GC Page 8)
Weather Surface Coating
Alsynite 130 micron* EXO-SET 206 Premium Gelcoat weather surface used in the manufacture of Topglass ® GC Ultra-Safe Ultrasafe Offers superior sheet clarity and unsurpassed long-term UV resistance against premature yellowing.
Weight/Thickness of Sheeting
Topglass® GC Ultra-Safe is supplied as standard weight of 3660g/m2.
The standard colours of Topglass® GC Ultra-Safe are translucent Clear and Opal. Other pigments are available subject to minimum order quantity.
Topglass® GC Ultra-Safe is available to match most common roofing profiles.
Refer Load Span Capabilities: Technical Information page 18.
Topglass® GC Ultra-Safe is classified as heavy duty, meets the the requirements of AS 4256.3, and can support foot traffic, long term degradation and or post roof installation impact damage can seriously affect the performance of the sheeting. In order to comply with the requirements of AS 1562.3:2006 Part 3 Plastic, protect the weather surface coating and provide continual structural strength, all FRP products should be protected from foot traffic, therefore a suitable proprietary aluminium walkway is always recommended. Consult Alsynite NZ Ltd for recommended systems.
The translucent sheeting and/ or roofing and cladding shall be Topglass® GC Ultra-Safe as manufactured by Alsynite NZ Ltd to comply with AS 4256.3 JAS- ANZ Certificaution Licence No 2349. The sheeting shall conform to the nominated roofing and cladding profile and installed in accordance with the requirements of the Alsynite Topglass® GC Ultra-Safe proprietayry safety fixing system.
Topglass® GC Ultra-Safe supported with a 20 Year weather surface structured warranty and a 10 year structured loss of light transmission warranty. Full warranty conditions and written project warranties are available from NAACO Plastic.