Dimond Maxilite Natural Lighting

Dimond Maxilite Natural Lighting

Suitable for residential

Suitable for light commercial

Suitable for commercial

Maxilite is manufactured in Auckland.

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A strong stable and cost effective natural lighting sheet. Maxilite is suitable for most industrial and commercial buildings where a low cost sheet is required. Maxilite is a quality 20 micron thick polyester surface film protected translucent sheeting warranted not to lose more than 30% of original light transmission after 10 years of use. Maxilite is the low cost option for commercial buildings helping your budget stretch a little further.

Sheet Characteristics

The useful life of Natural Lighting products is determined by their ongoing ability to allow sufficient light into the building. The following table gives a guide for the recommended use and the expected useful life based on light transmission. The long-term performance of Durolite products is enhanced by the use of a 100-micron integral gel coat surface rather than a laminated polyester film (Maxilite).

Durability Guide

Product Performance Requirement Product Type & Surface Film Visible Light Transmission of New Clear Sheet Total Solar Transmission Expected Useful life as Skylighting
Maxilite Good for low cost residential, light industrial and commercial buildings GRP sheet with 20 micron thick UV protected polyester surface film 63% 63% 10 years
Sheet Characteristics at End of Useful Life
Product Loss of Original Light Transmission Surface Coating Condition Glass Fibre Appearance Sheet Yellowing Ongoing Properties Hail Resistance Chemical Resistance
Maxilite Up to 30% Film degraded but still covering glass fibres Noticeable pattern apparent Noticeable Will remain an effective barrier to the weather for periods well in excess of their useful light transmission Sheet thickness of 1.4mm or more will not fracture from 20mm diameter hail impact in winds up to 100km/hr Surface resistant to some hydrocarbons (e.g. toluene, petrol, mineral oils) & salt solutions
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