For over a quarter of a century, Lexan polycarbonate glazing materials have
been the materials of choice in stadiums and arenas around the world. From
balconies, dugouts and walkways to bowl cladding, separation walls and
roofing, architects and installers value the materials’ different coating surfaces,
lightweight and formability into the most complex designs.
GE Plastics Specialty Film & Sheet worked together with HOK architectural
company on the Sydney Olympic Stadium project, where 27,000m
Lexan Thermoclear sheet was used for the most challenging engineering
feature of the stadium, the 300-metre span roof structure. Suspended from a
huge arch structure, the roof is constructed from a translucent grade of Lexan
polycarbonate to help minimize any shadows and patches of direct sunlight
on the sporting area. Its light, steel and sheet combination structural weight
(the sheet weight is only 3kg/m2) the roof provides spectators
with protection from the weather, whilst reducing the wind resistance for the
participants on the field.
For architects, contractors and installers, ESO is much more than a supplier of high quality glazing materials; the company helps to offer hands-on engineering support. ESO offers customers state-of-the-art technical support that extends from glazing material selection to profile design and installation guidelines.