Month Archives

June 2015

Thermhex 5ply Cut Away

What’s light and strong and a great alternative to other materials?

With an ongoing focus on vehicle efficiency and the environment, many different sectors are concerned about taking weight out of the goods they produce – whether that be refrigerated vehicles, trucks, caravans, horse boxes and the like. The simple reason for doing this is that lighter vehicles use less fuel, which is good for the […]


The many different uses of Craftfoam

As part of our spotlight on our Foam Fabrication & Distribution Division, our latest blog focuses on the many uses of Craftfoam – a highly versatile material made out of extruded polystyrene. Craftfoam is often specified where there is a requirement for a reliable and strong, yet lightweight material. Here are a few applications where […]


A winning performance with Revostage

Staging that is quick to erect, compact to store and extremely strong is hard to come by. In our latest blog we advise on what you should look for when choosing staging for your next performance, whether you’re buying for a school, choir, theatre group or event business. What is the purpose of the staging? […]


The properties of play

As we have over 40 years’ experience of supplying the play equipment industry with high quality CNC- machined materials, we thought we’d look at some of the trends in playground equipment, in our latest blog. First of all, let’s consider the material. Many local authorities and private providers change their playground equipment at least every […]

University chooses Styrofoam for world leading scientific research

University chooses Styrofoam for world leading scientific research

Panel Systems, one of the UK’s leading distributors of Styrofoam, is supplying the University of Sheffield with Styrofoam sheets that are being used in ground breaking research projects. The extruded polystyrene sheet material is widely used for the construction of thermal chambers for irradiation facilities and silicon detector thermal testing here in the UK, as […]

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Styrofoam

What exactly is Styrofoam? In our latest blog we tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the material and why it could be perfect for your next project… How is it made? Styrofoam is one of the world’s leading brands of extruded polystyrene, which is produced from polystyrene crystals that are combined with […]


Reasons to choose composite panels for your next project

Here, Danny Phelan, Sales Manager at Panel Systems, gives his top reasons why you should choose composite panels for your project. 1. Their ability to transform existing buildings Composite panels can be used on a wide variety of buildings, including new builds and refurbishments, particularly where an exterior requires over cladding. Composite panels are extremely […]

Styroloft - In Situ

Moving on up with Styroloft

Space is at a premium and if you have a growing family, or a lot of possessions, it is likely that you may be thinking about making better use of your loft space. All too often lofts are simply ‘dead space’, when really they could extend your storage area by as much as a fifth. […]


Latest 5-Axis CNC Routing

Panel Systems, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of decorative and composite panels, has invested over £100k in the very latest 5-axis equipment to enable it to establish a new CNC routing division. The new ‘Z5’ 5-axis CNC router, which has been installed at the company’s Waleswood manufacturing site in Sheffield, has increased the company’s […]

Soffitliner FR

Warm reception for new Soffitliner Insulated Panel

Panel Systems, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of insulated panels, has responded to customer demand and launched a new weather-resistant panel – SoffitLiner, which is designed to improve the thermal performance of exposed concrete soffits. SoffitLiner is made up of 6mm fibre cement facing board that is factory bonded to high performance insulation, to […]