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4th August 2017, Cranberry Township, PA

Translucent roof materials for dry vans

BXR Series T-Roof panels establish new benchmarks in durability and performance, according to Michael LaRocco, US Liner President. US Liner Company has developed new, composite material to be used in translucent roofs on dry vans. Innovative construction and high-performance materials are said to allow BXR Translucent Roof panels to eliminate drawbacks of conventional T-Roof materials. Multi-layered construction lets the light shine through with protection from UV cracking and deterioration.

BXR Series T-Roof panels establish new benchmarks in durability and performance, according to Michael LaRocco, US Liner President. “Earlier translucent roof materials could not hold up to the rigors of the trucking industry. They were fragile, prone to puncture and tear from low-hanging trees and other objects. More importantly, over time, UV rays caused the thermoset materials to become brittle,” he said.

BXR Series T-Roof panels are engineered with a five-layer construction using durable Versitex and Bulitex materials. The panels are reinforced with continuous woven and nonwoven glass fibres.

“For the first time, BXR T-Roof permits us to provide a translucent roof product that can withstand the rigors of loading and unloading. BXR provides a high level of light transmittance, while reducing radiant heat absorption, commonly found with first-generation translucent materials,” commented Jeff Meek, US Liner’s VP, Sales and Marketing.

Mr Meek said customer response has exceeded expectations. “Essentially, BXR T-Roof has caused fleet owners to rethink what they’ve come to expect from translucent roof performance.” Key performance attributes are said to include:

  • Over five-times the tear resistance of the best fiberglass roofs
  • Bright, white surface deflects radiant heat to maintain a cooler interior
  • UV protection deters cracking and crazing from sun and weather
  • Water-resistant, five-layer construction resists rot, corrosion and mildew
  • Easy installation to standard roof bows using traditional adhesives

“In addition to BXR’s superior performance properties, it is a maintenance friendly material, too. It is easy to clean and is fully field repairable, should the need arise, using a standard heat gun. Minor repairs do not require harsh chemicals, typically used with fiberglass compositions,” added Mr LaRocco.

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