Common Grid Patterns

Square

Rectangle

Staggered

The staggered and Rectangle grid patters are available in nominal 8 x 20 and 12 x 24 spacing. The square grid pattern is available in 12 x 12 spacing. Custom patterns are available.

GENERAL
SP-700 panels shall be manufactured by GSI Glazed Structures International and shall conform to the voluntary performance standard, ATSCA TSP 2-91. Panels shall be 2-3/4 thick and consist of architectural grade glass fiber reinforced polymer sheets bonded under controlled heat and pressure to a mechanically interlocked aluminum I-Beam grid core.

PERFORMANCE
SP-700 Panels shall have the following minimum performance characteristics:

A. Weatherability: Color change on exterior surfaces shall not be more that 3.0 Units (Delta E, per ASTM D-2244).

B. Protective Weathering Surface: Tedlar is molecularly bonded to become an integral member of the exterior face sheet during its manufacture to inhibit discoloration and fiberbloom. No post-applied coating is acceptable.

C. Impact Resistance: Exterior face sheets meet or exceed the requirements per ASTM D-3841.

D. Flame spread and Smoke Development: Interior flame spread maximum 15, Smoke 185, per ASTM E-84, Burn Extent less than 1 per ASTM D-635.

E. Bond Strength: Maintain maximum adherence over time, and have an initial bond strength of 1000 PSI per ASTM D-1002.

F. U Factors: .40. .24, or .15 per ASTM C-236 and AAMA 1503.1.

G. Grid Core: 6061-T6 aluminum I-beam that is mechanically interlocked to ensure inner strength and even intersections. Grid core includes standard thermal-break

H. Available finishes: Electrostatic thermal set powder coat paint by Dupont, Morton, or Sherwin Williams.

Light Transmission and Insulation

Face Sheet Combinations                           % Light Transmission

Exterior
Color

Interior
Color

0.40 U
25 R
Factor

0.24 U
4 R
Factor

0.15 U
6 R
Factor

White

White

30

18

3

Crystal

White

40

20

4

Crystal

Crystal

65

30

5

2-3/4" Panel: Wind @ 2 m.p.h. BT U/hr./sq. ft./degree F.