• Panelite - Lightweight Translucent Honeycomb Panels You Can't Do This with Glass - #4 HVAC


Panelite Bonded Series panels are light-transmitting, light-weight and easy to install. Our honeycomb technology offers designers, contractors and installers many advantages over other translucent panel alternates. Here, six things you can do with Panelite that you can’t do with glass:

1. Mitered Corners. Self-structural pre-fabricated mitered corners reduce labor costs and installation time, ensuring a clean, minimal aesthetic. You can’t do that with glass.

2. Curves, on a Budget. Curved Panelite panels weigh roughly 16% as much as glass and are easy to handle. We offer 10 standard radii and a low per panel curving charge. Curved glass is specialized, expensive and hard to handle and replace.

3. Quick-build, frameless installations without silicone joints. Panelite can be fabricated on site and installed with quick, clean detailing, ideal for quick-build projects such as trade show booths or pop-up displays. . Glass typically requires silicone joints that are visually obtrusive, and time-consuming and messy to execute.

4. Cut it to accommodate systems – HVAC, sprinklers, etc. Unlike glass, Panelite panels can be cut to accommodate systems such as HVAC ducts, plumbing pipes, sprinklers, and more.

5. Fabricate it onsite. Panelite panels can be ordered early in the construction schedule and trimmed onsite to fit. This eliminates the need for field dimensions to be known at the time of order, reduces the risk of errors and significantly benefits the project schedule. Glass does not offer this flexibility.

6. Carry it solo. A Bonded Series panel weighs approximately 42 pounds and does not flex. Compared to a glass sheet which is typically carried by two installers using suction cups, Panelite is light and stiff enough to be carried by a single installer, saving time and labor onsite.