Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels

Thermoplastic honeycomb panels are fiberglass reinforced polypropylene honeycomb core composite panels. 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.

Structure of Thermoplastic Honeycomb Core Panel

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.

Structure of CFRT Sheet

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.

Polypropylene Honeycomb

Specifications

Facing SheetCFRT sheets
CorePolypropylene honeycomb
Width1~3.2m
Length2~16mm
Thickness10~120mm
Honeycomb Diameter6~16mm
Flatness±4mm/m
Color Natural
Surface TreatmentNon-slip, anti-UV, fireproof, film, coloring

Features of Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels

  • Lightweight

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 PanelsVS PlywoodVS Thermoset FRP Honeycomb Panels
Lightweight and easy to assembleLightweight and easy to assembleLightweight and easy to assemble
Stronger impact resistanceStronger impact resistanceStronger impact resistance
Not easily deformedNot easily deformedWaterproof
WaterproofWaterproofNo delamination
Transportable foodTransportable foodRecyclable
Corrosion resistance, no rustEco-friendly, recyclableEasy to repair
Easy to repairOil resistantLong service life
Long service lifeEasy to repair
Long service life

Compressive Strength

Thickness (mm)1520253045
Core material density (Kg/m³)10080808080
Compressive strength (MPa)2.91.81.891.821.75
Compression modulus (MPa)93.638.339.539.437.8
Maximum load (N)16312410121104.81023998439

Bending Strength

Thickness (mm)1520253045
Damage load (N)14171722200525683051
Specific stiffness (N·m/kg)1.131.82.63.84.5
Density (Kg/m³)260213182170140

Surface Treatment

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.

Carbon Black Anti-UV Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels
Carbon Black Anti-UV Honeycomb Panels
Non-slip Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels
Non-slip Honeycomb Panels
Wood Grain Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels
Wood Grain Honeycomb Panels
High Gloss Film Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels
High Gloss Film Honeycomb Panels

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.

High-quality Raw materials

100% new polypropylene honeycomb core and continuous glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic sheet.


Advanced Manufacturing Equipment

the world’s leading thermoplastic honeycomb panel production line, efficient and fast, product quality is stable and error-free.

Excellent Product Performance

Our thermoplastic honeycomb panels have a flat surface and are scratch-resistant. The honeycomb core and skin are tightly bonded and there will be no delamination issues.


Manufacturing of Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels

As an expert in the field of composite materials, TOPOLO actively develops new composite panels and continuously improves and upgrades them. We use internationally advanced production techniques to efficiently and quickly supply composite panels to customers from all over the world.

Production of Thermoplastic Honeycomb Panels