Modern buildings feature better engineering and architectural designs. To keep up with the current lifestyles and needs, they must be built with high-quality and innovative materials such as fiberglass honeycomb panels.
A fiberglass honeycomb panel consists of one layer of fiberglass and aluminum sheets, or two layers of fiberglass sheets, with an aluminum honeycomb core in between. That makes it suitable as backing for stone veneer panels used in exterior cladding. Fiberglass shares natural stone’s thermal conductivity, so it remains in place with minimum bowing, even when exposed to rapid changes in outdoor temperature.
Features that preserve the beauty and strength of a building
Fiberglass creates a structural skin with high compressive and tensile strengths, outstanding electrical resistivity, and dimensional stability. Fiberglass honeycomb panels possess all those features while ensuring design flexibility, making them appropriate for different designs. For more stiffness, the manufacturer may provide a thicker aluminum honeycomb core. Despite this, the result will not be substantially heavier and more expensive.
Durable and lightweight
One of the reasons to use fiberglass honeycomb panels is to decrease the structure's weight without compromising strength. They exhibit better strength-to-weight ratios compared to conventional construction materials. The panels can be configured with different materials to create sturdy materials that meet the project’s specifications.
Built for longevity and reliability
Older versions of honeycomb panels relied on resin to apply the fiberglass sheets and create the fiberglass layer. However, that made the resin the weakest point of the entire panel. It fails at 1.2MPa in flatwise tensile strength tests, making it non-ideal for exterior cladding panels.
Reputable manufacturers of these products use renowned epoxy adhesives from established and trustworthy suppliers to ensure optimum performance and strength. This adhesive makes the panels more reliable, especially for customers requiring backing panels for laminating stone panels.
Manufacturers guarantee the bonding on their new-generation fiberglass honeycomb panelsto ensure a stronger bond than what traditional resin can provide. As a result, the tensile strength is higher at up to 2.5MPa, which is two times stronger than a panel bonded with resin.
Consider sourcing these materials from a reputable and established manufacturer that can customize their honeycomb panels according to your needs. They will work closely with you to deliver comprehensive honeycomb solutions for a reliable and aesthetically pleasing structure.
About the Author:
KC Panels is a professional manufacturer of aluminum honeycomb panels and stone honeycomb panels with experience of over 15 years. Our exterior panels are used in landmark projects in the U.S, Canada, and Australia, while our interior panels are widely used in Hong Kong, Macau, etc. We partner with renowned chemical manufacturers for trusted and proven bonding adhesives designated for honeycomb applications.