When specifying a project, it can be difficult to know which materials are best for your application. At Panel Systems we provide a range of materials for a huge number of applications so it can be helpful to know more about the materials we supply, their benefits and how we supply them.

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Materials supplied by Panel Systems and their uses

Our materials can be used for a number of projects and our expert team are on-hand from specifying the materials through to project installation. Here are just some of the materials we’re able to supply, along with their uses:

Solid grade laminate

Solid grade laminate’s hard wearing and durable qualities make it the perfect material for a variety of projects. Here are just some of the applications Panel Systems has provided the material for:

Solid grade laminate for toilet cubicles

Due to its qualities, solid grade laminate is commonly used in the building of toilet cubicles in environments such as schools, hospitals and shopping centres.

The key benefits of solid grade laminate when used for toilet cubicles include: 

  • Highly durable
  • Water resistant
  • No edging strips
  • Impact/vandal resistant
  • Available with bespoke screen-printed surfaces
  • Easy to clean and maintain

In addition to providing the material for building toilet cubicles, solid grade laminate is also the perfect material for furniture, shower cubicles, vanity units and changing lockers.

To find out more about the benefits and uses of solid grade laminate for building toilet cubicles, read our guide.

Solid grade laminate for school laboratories

Solid grade laminate is now one of the most common materials used for the creation of school laboratory worktops. Its ability to withstand heavy wear and tear and resistance to the chemicals used in this environment make it a well suited and cost-effective material for this purpose.

The benefits of solid grade laminate as a material for school laboratories include: 

  • Chemical resistance
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Antibacterial
  • Meets guidelines and standards for laboratory design 

Alongside laboratory worktops, solid grade laminate is also used to line the inside of laboratory fume cupboards too. In fact, the material’s resistance to water, chemicals and heat make it suitable for use in almost any laboratory environment.

For more information about the use of solid grade laminate in school laboratories, read our guide.

If you’d like to discuss the uses of solid grade laminate for other projects, please get in touch with our team.

Ravatherm XPS: where can it be used and what are the benefits?

Ravatherm XPS has a number of properties that make it suitable for use across applications such as:

  • Building Insulation
  • Packaging
  • Structural and insulated panels
  • Leisure vehicles
  • Door Panels
  • Underfloor Heating Insulation
  • Temperature controlled trailers, and refrigeration units
  • Hobbies & Crafts

Panel Systems provide a range of services in relation to Ravatherm XPS so it can be supplied, cut to thickness and fabricated to suit your project needs. The services we offer include:

  • Hot wire cutting
  • Sanding
  • Grooving
  • Bonding / Laminating
  • CNC machining

It is also supplied in the following forms:

  • Ravatherm XPS blocks
  • Ravatherm XPS flooring grade
  • Ravatherm XPS roofing grade
  • Ravatherm XPS for Underfloor Heating (Available for both Electric Matting and Water Pipe Systems)
  • Ravatherm XPS RTM Grade for refrigerated trailers
  • Craft foam 

To find out more about the ways in which Ravatherm XPS can be used, it’s benefits and the services Panel System’s provides in relation to it, read our guide.

Services offered by Panel Systems

Alongside supplying the materials for your project, at Panel Systems, we’re also able to provide a cutting service which means we are a one-stop-shop for your project needs.

All of the materials mentioned in this guide can be supplied in standard blocks and sheets but, at Panel Systems, we also have the facilities to cut the materials to the correct size to suit your project needs. We can also machine grooves and  other features into the materials too where required.

CNC machining

CNC machining allows us to manipulate the materials we supply to suit each and every project. Our experts are on-hand to support you through the process and provide advice and guidance during every stage of the process.

Our team have a huge amount of knowledge and experience in a range of projects across a number of industries.

At Panel Systems, we offer a range of CNC machining services including: 

  • In-house CAD team
  • CNC routing service
  • On-site support and fixing advice
  • Expert team with knowledge of a range of materials and projects 

The benefits of choosing Panels Systems as both the supplier of your project materials and cutting service include: 

  • Flexible approach
  • Speed
  • Control
  • Reliable service
  • Ability to provide large orders 

For more information about CNC machining, how it works and Panel System’s services, read our guide here.