Thermoplastic honeycomb panel is a fiberglass reinforced polypropylene honeycomb core composite panel. Its upper and lower facing sheets are multi-layer continuous fiberglass and polypropylene resin composites. The core material is polypropylene plastic with a honeycomb structure (We call this composite CFRT sheet). The core and face materials are laminated together after thermal bonding.
Facing – CFRT Sheets
CFRT (Continuous Glass Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic) sheet is a new type of thermoplastic FRP material developed by TOPOLO. It is made of multiple layers of continuous fiberglass unidirectional tapes that are thermally fused together. The unidirectional prepreg tapes of each layer are interwoven in different directions (mostly at 0°, 90°). Due to the application of continuous glass fiber, CFRT sheet has very good strength and rigidity, so it does not need to be made very thick (mostly under 1mm) and still has good impact resistance, which is not available in ordinary thermosetting FRP sheets.
Core – Polypropylene Honeycomb
The honeycomb core of the thermoplastic honeycomb panel is a high-quality polypropylene material with a round hole design. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic synthetic resin with excellent performance, which has chemical resistance, heat resistance, electrical insulation, high strength, high wear resistance and other properties.
|Facing Sheet||CFRT sheets|
|Surface Treatment||Non-slip, anti-UV, fireproof, film, coloring|
Features of Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels
The density of the honeycomb structure material is relatively low, so the weight is very light.
- High Strength
CFRT sheet can resist large physical stress impact. Therefore, the panel has good impact resistance, rigidity and flexibility.
- Easy to Assemble
The assembly of thermoplastic honeycomb panels is very convenient. It can be assembled with screws, hollow rivets, adhesives or hot-melt welding.
- Waterproof and Moisture-proof
This is the unique difference between fiberglass honeycomb panels and wooden boards. The material seals well, does not seep water, and does not absorb water even if the surface is damaged.
- Corrosion Resistance
The composite panel is not easily corroded by grease, salt water and common chemicals.
Thermoplastic CRFT Honeycomb Panels Over Other Panels
|VS Prepainted Steel Sandwich Panels||VS Plywood||VS Thermoset FRP Honeycomb Panels|
|Lightweight and easy to assemble||Lightweight and easy to assemble||Lightweight and easy to assemble|
|Stronger impact resistance||Stronger impact resistance||Stronger impact resistance|
|Not easily deformed||Not easily deformed||Waterproof|
|Transportable food||Transportable food||Recyclable|
|Corrosion resistance, no rust||Eco-friendly, recyclable||Easy to repair|
|Easy to repair||Oil resistant||Long service life|
|Long service life||Easy to repair|
|Long service life|
|Core material density (Kg/m³)||100||80||80||80||80|
|Compressive strength (MPa)||2.9||1.8||1.89||1.82||1.75|
|Compression modulus (MPa)||93.6||38.3||39.5||39.4||37.8|
|Maximum load (N)||163124||10121||104.8||10239||98439|
|Damage load (N)||1417||1722||2005||2568||3051|
|Specific stiffness (N·m/kg)||1.13||1.8||2.6||3.8||4.5|
The surface of thermoplastic honeycomb panels can be further processed, such as adding anti-ultraviolet carbon black, adding flame retardants, embossing, pasting protective films, etc.
Applications of Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels
Due to the honeycomb structure, it has a high weight ratio. Honeycomb sandwich panels can effectively absorb energy when impacted. In various weight-sensitive applications, thermoplastic honeycomb panels are an effective means of reducing mass, which has positive implications for reducing production costs and environmental protection.
- Transportation: Wall panels, floors, roof panels, partitions for vans, RVs.
- Ships: Cabin partitions, floors in rooms.
- Building and Construction: building formwork, composite panels for exterior walls, ceilings.
- Industrial Design: Art Center, Showroom.
- Furniture: Tables, storage boxes, cabinets, bed boards, etc.
- Packing: Folding box, space box.
- Power System: The back panel of the solar panel.
Customized Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels
TOPOLO New Materials provides customized honeycomb panel solutions, and accurately implants customers’ personalized customized elements on standardized products. These specialized processing services include customized dimensions, surface treatment, cutting shapes, drilling, etc. At the same time, we also provide efficient and cost-saving transportation methods.