Our Cladding Products
Our Cladding Products
Our products are designed around the concept of the “universal cladding solution” for all building structures. We have been instrumental in pioneering this new way of thinking—that of an integrated, light, flexible, cost effective, composite panel system that also had superior performance characteristics compared to other methods of cladding. We have evolved the composite panel to a level that is redefining quality, aesthetics, safety, strength, versatility, utility, functionality, design, material customization, performance, and cost reduction in the construction industry.
Our Composite Panel System
The foundation of our composite panel system is our AIRLAYER™ technology—a series of proprietary lamination technologies adapted from the aerospace industry. Our surface materials include natural stone, porcelain, glass, brick, PVDF thermoplastic coatings, and even solar panels designed to look like natural or engineered surface materials. Panels can be anchored to any solid vertical, horizontal, or angled surface using a variety of fastening methods and hardware (depending on the requirements the structure).
Composite Panel Characteristics and Benefits
Each of our composite panels are thin and light weight and share these common characteristics and benefits including quicker and lower cost design, rapid fabrication, fast installation, year-round installation, high strength-to-weight ratio, a high contribution to LEED certification, excellent fire resistance, a highly precise and flat surface, good sound proofing and dampening, versatility, blast, earthquake, and impact resistance, extreme strength, and imperviousness to moisture penetration.
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.