KUNSTSTOFFE IM GEWÄCHSHAUSBAU UND IHRE LICHTTECHNISCHEN EIGENSCHAFTEN
The high tensile and bending strength of the materials and their local buckling and impact resistance calls for self-supporting building parts of special forms, the advantages and disadvantages of which are explained. Mechanical mass-production of such prefabricated construction parts is not yet possible at the moment, but conceivable.
Building parts are described and construction proposals are discussed as to how far it is possible to make a comparison in price between a polyester glasshouse, using self-supporting prefabricated parts, and a normal glasshouse.
The difference in price of polyester sheets (in USA about 10 DM/m2, in Germany about 19 DM/m2) suggests that there are still reserves available, especially when we dissociate ourselves from the usual penthouse roof shape.