Metal Composite Foam Panels are manufactured on a continuous lamination basis with metal facings - usually steel or aluminium - encapsulating a foamed polyurethane core. This composition offers a high degree of stability, rigidity and excellent load-bearing capacity.
The composite panels offer architects and specifiers an exciting dimension in the planning, costing and design of new and refurbished buildings.
The thickness of the polyurethane foam can range from 30mm to 200mm depending upon application and required insulation characteristics.
These versatile products are also known as 'sandwich' panels due to the physical interaction of the two materials.
Features and benefits of composite panels
The growth in use of composite panels has been driven by the construction industry's need for a lightweight panel with high thermal insulation values and simple on-site installation.
This requirement has been assisted by the technical development of rigid polyurethane foams offering very high insulation values, especially compared to site-assembled systems.
The ease of mounting composite panels to the building sub-structure is another major factor in the popularity of this product. Building times are significantly reduced compared to traditional methods, with spin-off savings in labor costs.
There is a wide and attractive choice of surface finishes available, both in terms of colour and metallic coatings. Hidden joints, combination options with other materials and foamed moldings for roofs and walls enable buildings of striking architectural value and appearance to be created.
The choice of composite panels as a building solution supports important environmental considerations. From an environmental perspective composite panels are:
Outstanding providers of thermal insulation; reducing heating and cooling costs for the lifetime of a building
Long life applications, maximizing natural resources used in manufacture
Contributing to reduced emission of greenhouse gases - in production, transportation and installation
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