Panel Systems has introduced a new range of lightweight structural sandwich panels.

Having increased in popularity with manufacturers and contractors looking to reduce the weight of their products over recent years, and building on the success of the company’s existing range of thermal insulating panels, Panel Systems has introduced a composite sandwich panel with a ThermHex core.

ThermHex is a revolutionary polypropylene honeycomb that is strong and lightweight. The material’s optimised cell size and the specific structure of the honeycomb core offers exceptional surface quality and provides optimal performance in composite sandwich structures, even with very thin skin material layers.

The panels can be specified with a variety of facings, including: powder coated aluminium (0.5mm – 4.0mm), anodised aluminium (0.5mm – 3.0mm), GRP (glass reinforced plastic) including anti-slip options, painted or coated steel, high pressure laminate such as Formica or Trespa and MDF.

A spokesperson, said: “We are seeing a larger number of enquiries for lightweight sandwich panels, particularly from building product, vehicle and caravan manufacturers looking for a structural material that is strong but lightweight. As such we have extended our range to meet varying demands and ensure that we are catering for our customer’s requirements.”

Panel Systems’ ThermHex-based panels have incredible strength, yet are up to 2½ times lighter when compared with plywood core panels faced with 2mm GRP. ThermHex is resistant to chemicals and moisture and therefore offers durability and longevity. The material is 100% recyclable to ensure ethical and sustainable sourcing of materials.

Alongside ThermHex, Panel Systems’ is also offering sandwich panels with a Styrofoam XPS, Aluminium Honeycomb core. All of which are suitable for use on a variety of applications including van conversions and linings, flooring, automotive and truck bodies, furniture, structural decks and architectural developments.

Styrofoam XPS is a closed-cell high performance lightweight product that resists absorption of liquids and adhesives, which helps maintain panel integrity and has excellent insulating properties in low temperature and high humidity and moisture conditions.

Aluminium honeycomb panels are also available for more specialist applications such as marine, railway, façade and industrial applications. The panels are normally specified where flatness, strength and improved fire resistance are key factors.

For more information call 01142 752881 or for pricing enquiries email