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SUSTAINABILITY: RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

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1. LESS WEIGHT 

A single Bonded Series panel weighs approximately 42 pounds and does not flex. It can be carried by a single installer, saving time and labor onsite.

 

The panels’ exceptional stiffness-to-weight ratio also means that little or no structural support is needed, saving time and materials. Our ClearConnect system is recommended for aesthetically minimal details and highly-efficient installation.

 

Bonded Series panels are easy to fabricate on site, further making the installation process more efficient. View videos from the Bonded Series installation at Westfield headquarters, Los Angeles.

Comparative weights of honeycomb glass and resin in PSF 2

Bonded Series panels are 80 percent air - quick points

 

 

2. LESS MATERIAL

Bonded Series™ panels apply honeycomb technology to produce lightweight, self-structural composite panels using 70-80% less raw material than a solid resin sheet of comparable thickness, to reduce environmental impact and make installation more efficient.

Honeycomb core consists of a lightweight cellular network in which each cell wall acts like the web of an I-beam, when the honeycomb is bonded to thin facings. The resulting sandwich panel has the exceptional stiffness and strength of a network of small I-beams while maintaining a very low weight.

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Honeycomb strength stiffness weight

With this exceptional strength-to weight ratio, honeycomb is an inherently resource-efficient material.

LESS MATERIAL: INSTALLATION EFFICIENCY

Our ClearConnect system is a series of nearly invisible installation details for Bonded Series panels that takes advantage of the inherent structure of honeycomb technology to further reduce materials, labor and time onsite.

BF-ITL3 RCCT ClearConnect detail for Panelite translucent honeycomb panels section A

BF-ITL3 Interlocking Joint detail shown on B-RCCT panel (Random Clear tubular honeycomb core, Clear Transparent facings)

 

LESS MATERIAL: RECYCLED CONTENT

Our Ecoben B-R100CT panels use 100% post-consumer recycled cardboard honeycomb cores.

Panelite Translucent Honeycomb Sliding Doors Post-Consumer Recycled R100CT Private Residence 2

3. MORE LIGHT

Bonded Series panels allow up to 65% light transmission, increasing natural daylighting of interior spaces, reducing energy requirements for lighting and increasing user comfort and productivity.


Prague U and Nuno Nono - daylighting

 

At Prague University (left, by VYŠEHRAD Atelier) and Nuno Nono Nursery (right, by Girod + Anton Arquitectos) designers specified Bonded Series partitions to provide visual privacy and color while maximizing natural daylighting.

Links

  • ClearConnect System

  • Installation Videos

  • Bonded Series Product Options

  • ECOBEN recycled honeycomb

  • Bonded Series Image Gallery