OUR CORE TECHNOLOGY
ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT ADVANCED BACKING TECHNOLOGY
Our panels are constructed using a unique, laminated, composite material structure for extreme strength, low-weight, and ductility.
The panels are made from 3003 aluminum alloy foil in the form of a honeycomb cell core sandwiched between two continuous layers of solid aluminum sheathing. On top of the honeycomb core is 1-5mm (0.04-0.20”) of facing material bonded with a special form of aviation epoxy adhesive. This epoxy was chosen for its ability to withstand 300 mile/hr winds, very high sheering forces, tensile forces, and a wide range of temperature extremes... all without delamination or losing any structural integrity.
WHY USE A 100% ALUMINUM HONEYCOMB CORE?
The key to the unique properties of our Composite Honeycomb Panel Technology is the design of the aluminum honeycomb cell core. Not all cladding manufacturers use an aluminum honeycomb core coupled with aluminum sheathing on either side. Using aluminum throughout the core allows the composite panel to achieve its incredible performance characteristics, such as its ability to sustain a large missile impact of more than 4,000 lbs/ft2.
CUSTOMIZATION OF STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS
The honeycomb core can vary in cell size and in thickness to achieve the desired strength characteristics depending on the application. Generally, exterior applications require thicker cores with larger cells than interior applications.
ALUMINUM HONEYCOMB PANEL EDGE CLOSURE DESIGN
Exposed edge areas are a source of potential weakness in the design as they may be susceptible to local impact or environmental damage. Edge closures are crucial because they may provide localized reinforcement, attachment points, or meet aesthetic requirements. We have several edging solutions available depending on the application required.