Wonderclad GC

Overview

Wonderclad GC is a solid colour fibreglass sheet specifically designed for areas where corrosion resistance is vital. Complete buildings can be clad and roofed with "Wonderclad GC" which is 100% opaque. For extreme environments, where high levels of acids or alkalines may occur, "Wonderclad GC+" which incorporates vinyl ester resins, will provide additional protection.

Superior Features of Wonderclad GC
  • Full range of colours available
  • Available in a range of standard thickness's from 1.1mm to 2.6mm
  • The top (weather side) is gel coated with a specially formulated highly UV resistant resin
  • Surface erosion is eliminated and covered by Warranty for 25 years
  • Low surface erosion also improves weathering properties
  • The gel coated surface provides an almost impenetrable barrier and is warranted against water penetration for 25 years
  • Good resistance to a range of commonly used chemicals

Wonderclad GC is a solid colour fiberglass sheet spefically designed for areas where corrosion resistance is vital

Applications
  • Fertilizer and Agricultural Chemical Plants
  • Corrosive Chemical processing
  • Petrochemical environments
  • Waste-water Treatment
  • Marine Environments
  • Mining Industry
  • Paper and pulp manufacturing
  • Salt extraction and desalination plants
  • Power Stations
Wonderclad GC is a solid colour fiberglass sheet spefically designed for areas where corrosion resistance is vital
Warranty

Wonderclad GC features a 25 year warranty.
For full warranty details, please download a copy of the Wonderclad GC brochure or contact your nearest Ampelite office.

Available Colours

Wonderclad GC is available in 3 standard colours Tinania, Gull Grey and Desert Sand. Wonderclad and Webglas can be colour matched to any colour. For information on other colours, please contact your local Ampelite office.

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Quality

Ampelite (NZ) limited is the only fibreglass roof sheeting manufacturer in NZ to be ISO accredited as well holding the internationally recognized 5 Tick standards certification mark.
Wonderglas GC industrial fiberglass is manufactured in strict accordance with AS/NZS 4256 parts 1 & 3: 1994. Standards License No.SMKB20116.
N.B.Type GC is surface coated with a S996 coating. The highest quality materials available and the very latest resin technology are used in the manufacturing process.

ISO Quality Endorsed Company    ISO Certified Product

Available Profiles & Spanning Capacity

All current profiles such as Corrugated, 5 rib, LT7, BB900, etc. plus most superseded profiles are available.
Please download our list of popular profiles.

PROFILES & SPANNING CAPACITY

SPANNING

1.5KPA

DRAPE CURVE RADIUS

Gauge

1.1mm/1800

1.4mm/2400

1.7mm/3050

2.2mm/3660

1.1mm/1800

1.4mm/2400

Corrugated

1000

1200

1300

1400

4 Mtr

5 Mtr

SixRib

1000

1200

1300

1400

5 Mtr

6 Mtr

5 Rib

1200

1500

1700

1900

8 Mtr

9 Mtr

Trimline

1200

1500

1700

1900

8 Mtr

9 Mtr

MC700,MC750,
MC770

1200

1500

1700

1900

8 Mtr

9 Mtr

Metric, Windek,
MC1000

1200

1500

1700

1900

8 Mtr

9 Mtr

Ribline 960

1200

1500

1700

1900

12 Mtr

14 Mtr

Steelspan,
Topspan

1600

1800

2100

2400

16 Mtr

18 Mtr

Multispan,MC930,
Maxispan

1600

1800

2000

2300

16 Mtr

18 Mtr

LT7,ST7,Silbery

1400

1700

1900

2200

12 Mtr

14 Mtr

BB900,ST900,
Multirib

1400

1700

1900

2200

12 Mtr

14 Mtr

DD300, DD400

1200

1400

1700

2000

16 Mtr

18 Mtr

Kliplok 406

1200

1500

1700

1900

16 Mtr

18 Mtr

Supersix

1600

1800

2100

2400

16 Mtr

18 Mtr

For information regarding recommended spans in high wind and cyclonic regions please contact your local Ampelite office.





Wonderclad GC is a solid colour fiberglass sheet spefically designed for areas where corrosion resistance is vital

Accessories

Ampelite have a large range of accessories available to help make the installation of Permaglas quick and professional. These accessories include a range of self-drilling that oversize the fastener holes as they pass through the sheet and self-adhesive tapes and profiled form filler strips for vermin protection.
Please download our Accessories and Fixings page.

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Correct installation is important

Ampelite sheeting shall be installed in accordance with Ampelite fixing instructions and with AS/NZS 1562.3:1996, Design and installation of sheet roof and wall cladding, Part 3: Plastic, the requirements of the NZ building code and the NZ Metal Roofing Manufactures Association Code of Practice.
For full installation details please download a copy of our installation guide.

Please note these additional important requirements
  • Ampelite translucent sheeting matching positive fixed profiles shall be installed using the fastening length applicable to the main cladding, together with a metal profile washer and EDPM seal. This combination gives a secure and weather tight finish. The fixing screws should not be over tightened to an extent that the sheet buckles, allowing water penetration at the seal or sheet overlap.
  • Fixing should be made at every crest at both ends of the sheet, and every second crest at intermediate purlins.
  • Where Ampelite fiberglass sheeting is in contact with safety mesh a Ampelite purlin protection strip must be installed over the safety mesh, to avoid fracturing of the underside of the sheet.
  • Where end lapping of the sheet is required a minimum of 300 mm overlap is essential. Ampelite recommend the use of 25 mm Lap Seal Tape at the top and bottom edges of the purlin. This ensures the strips are concealed. For Decking profiles, two continuous beads of a clear non-hardening sealer (i.e. silicone), must be applied across the full width of the decking within the overlap.
  • IMPORTANT: Ampelite sheeting should be installed by pre-drilling oversize holes to allow for expansion and contraction. The basic calculation is 0.75 mm per lin. /m, plus shank diameter of screw. Do not over tighten screws. EXAMPLE: 10 m sheet - 10 (m) x 0.75 (mm) + 4 mm (fastener) =11.5 mm pre-drilled hole.
  • Clip Fixed Decking: Ampelite sheeting matching clip-fixed deck profiles shall be installed in conjunction with the main cladding and should be side lapped with overlaps on both sides (Ampelite sheets have 2 female laps). Fixing of sheets should be carried out in the same manner and practice as those stated for positive fixed profile roofing.
  • Wall Cladding: Pan fixing is required at each girt, and use of Ampelite grey dome 22 mm weather seals ensures a weather tight seal. Over tightening or flattening the weather seal must be avoided. Fixing shall occur in every pan at both ends of the sheeting, and every other pan at intermediate grits.
  • Cyclone Zone Installation: Installation in cyclone prone areas follows the recommendations and code for normal fixing, but further specific requirements must be met. Please contact your local Ampelite office for the latest information.
Handling, Storage & Disposal

Wonderclad GC Industrial Fiberglass Sheeting is a non-trafficable roofing material. The sheeting should always be stored in a dry and fire safe area and handled with care to avoid damage to the surface coating as warranties will not apply to sheeting that has been damaged in handling, or mechanical damage as a result of foot traffic.
Fiberglass sheeting is not recyclable and should be disposed of in a land fill. Do not incinerate fiberglass off-cuts as burning produces acrid smoke and noxious, toxic fumes.

Safety Data

There are no ill effects from handling 'Ampelite' Fiberglass sheets as a finished product. Some exposure to air borne particles occurs on drilling, cutting and trimming of the material. Although there are no known cases of harmful effect, even after long term exposure, it is recommended to take certain precautionary steps.

  • Eye contact: Can cause irritation. Appropriate eye protection should be worn. If irritation occurs due to exposure to dust particles, wash eyes with running water using an eye bath or wash bottle. If irritation persists seek medical attention.
  • Skin contact: Can cause irritation. Shower thoroughly using soap and a cloth or sponge.
  • Inhalation: Dust masks are recommended although particles are not respirable.
  • Ingestion: Non-toxic. Extensive studies have revealed no serious effects.

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