PLASIAX™ WIRE is a solid polycarbonate sheet with the main purpose of providing a safe alternative to Georgian Wire Glass. Being half the weight of glass and virtually unbreakable it is a product that is far easier and safer to work with, yet retaining the Georgian Wire image with the innovative grid etched into the sheet surface. The 6mm thickness and optional clear or obscure finish creates a straight replacement to most Georgian Wire Glass glazing. Working with glass along with its associated risks and the complications of access or ‘working at height’ can all be reduced by the use of Plasiax™ Wire.
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PLASIAX™ WIRE has 250 times the impact resistance of glass and is therefore a much superior product in terms of security and handling. The product complies with the following glazing regulations;
- Safety glazing – EN12600:2002
- Balcony glazing – EN12600:2002
- Security glazing – EN 356:2000
The smooth surface PLASIAX™ WIRE has optical transparency making it ideal for vision panels or clear roof glazing, the obscure version is a very close visual match to the Pilkington Stippolyte pattern.
Polycarbonate is less than half the weight of glass (SG 1.2) saving cost of transportation, time of installation, and reduced loadings on glazing framework and structures.
PLASIAX™ WIRE comes with a ten year limited warranty against UV discolouration and loss of impact so throughout this long lifespan you can be assured with product performance.
PLASIAX™ WIRE has excellent temperature stability with no loss of property from -40˚C to 130˚C making it secure for most locations around the globe. It complies with BS476 part 7 with a class 1Y rating and European standard EN13501-1 with a B – s2, d0 rating along with the ‘self-extinguishing’ product classification.
Polycarbonate is an entirely recyclable material.
As with all polycarbonate sheet the product is easy and safe to fabricate using a variety of simple processes.