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.

 

PROJECT EXAMPLES: IMAGES WITH LINKS TO PROJECT DETAIL PAGES, CASE STUDIES

 

 

ADVANTAGES:

  1. No additional structural support is required for the panels – enabling frameless, translucent joints.
  2. Resistance to deflection allows much larger spans.
  3. Installation is simple and saves labor. Because of their light weight and stiffness, panels can be handled by a single installer.
  4. 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.

 

 

 

> PANELITE BONDED SERIES: TRANSLUCENT PARTITIONS

 

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