PANELS ARE 80% AIR AND SELF-STRUCTURAL: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The Panelite Bonded Series panels consist of a lightweight cellular network – a honeycomb core – in which each cell acts like the web of an I-beam when bonded to thin, translucent facings. Before bonding, both core and facing are pliable. Afterwards, the bonded material is extremely stiff.
- The resulting sandwich panel is nearly 1” thick, but roughly 80% of that thickness consists of air in the honeycomb cells. In contrast, a glass or resin panel is solid throughout, and far heavier. Honeycomb core provides strength and exceptional stiffness.
- Honeycomb produces the most efficient strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight structures attainable.
- No additional structural support is required for the panels – enabling frameless, translucent joints.
- Resistance to deflection allows much larger spans.
- Installation is simple and saves labor. Because of their light weight and stiffness, panels can be handled by a single installer.
- Design Possibilities: Panelite’s lightweight, self-structural, translucent panels offer many options for design innovation in applications including partition walls, doors, backlit applications, ceilings, conference rooms, trade show booths, etc.