Aluglaze is an insulated infill panel comprising Powder coated or Anodised aluminium which is bonded to a core of Styrofoam®.

Aluglaze panels are typically specified for window infill and curtain walling applications.

There are significant changes underway in the supply of Styrofoam the market leading extruded polystyrene. During 2018 Dow Chemical will cease the manufacture of blue Styrofoam and replace with a new improved product called Xenergy Styrofoam. This product will be grey in colour and offer the same mechanical properties but will provide improved thermal performance. The process of winding down stocks of blue Styrofoam is already underway with some grades already exhausted such as RTM, these will be supplied in the new improved grade of Xenergy. Other grades will be phased in over coming months. Full technical data sheets on the new improved product are available to download here and here.

Aluglaze is an insulated infill panel comprising Powder coated or Anodised aluminium which is bonded to a core of Styrofoam. Aluglaze panels are typically specified for window infill and curtain walling applications.

  • Supplied to bespoke sizes.
  • A variety of edge details are available to suit all glazing systems including toggle fix.
  • Interpon D, Syntha Pulvin and Analok colours are all available as standard
  • U Values as low as 0.15 W/M2K can be achieved.

Aluglaze is an insulated infill panel comprising polyester coated aluminium bonded to a Insulation core. The panel is then balanced with either steel or aluminium. A premium quality panel, Aluglaze is typically specified when aesthetic considerations are paramount. All RAL and Syntha Pulvin colours are available.
Our panels are vacuum bonded using the latest adhesive technology ensuring the panel matches the life span of its intended application. We also manufacture to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and have been a holder of this standard since 1990.


Maximum Panel Size: 4000 x 2000mm
Panel Thickness: 15mm – 250mm
Insulated Core Materials: Styrofoam extruded polystyrene, Polyurethane, Polyisocyanurate (PIR), Mineral fibre lamella, Phenolic foam.
Aluminium thickness: 0.7mm to 3mm
Thermal conductivity of core materials: (‘K’ Value) 0.021 – 0.041 W/mK



Composite panel U Value
U Value required (W/M2K)
Styrofoam LBH (Standard grade) 22mm24mm27mm33mm36mm67mm76mm88mm104mm126mm160mm215mm
Styrofoam LBA (BREEAM applications) 22mm24mm27mm33mm36mm67mm76mm90mm106mm135mm--
Styrofoam RTM (For optimum U Value) ---25mm30mm50mm60mm75mm80mm100mm120mm-
Phenolic Foam --18mm21mm23mm43mm50mm56mm66mm80mm100mm132mm
Polisocyanirate (PIR) 17mm19mm22mm26mm28mm53mm60mm69mm81mm100mm125mm150mm
Lamella Mineral Fibre 27mm30mm34mm41mm44mm83mm94mm110mm130mm160mm200mm270mm

Composite Panel insulation core selection data table

Performance Criteria Styrofoam® LBH Styrofoam® RTM Styrofoam® LB-A PhenolicMineral fibre Lamella Polyisocyanurate (PIR)
LPCB recognised option available
BREEAM compliant option available
Fire resisting properties
Fire retardant additive
Solid PVC Edge spacer required
CFC & HCFC Free option
Acoustic / Sound reducing properties
Approx Thermal Conductivity (K Value) 0.0330.0250.0360.0210.0410.026
Density (Kg/M3) 3340323710533
Compressive Strength (KPA) 30040030015040210
Reaction to fire (DIN 4102) B1B1B1B2A1B2
Class 'O' to building regs NoNoNoYesYes

Thermal Performance and UValues

Panel Systems provides extensive technical support including ‘U’ value and structural load calculations to assist in the design of your panels. Our investment in modern manufacturing facilities enables Panel Systems to meet the requirements of most panel constructions.

Our recommended core material is Styrofoam

Our Foam Fabrication facility includes a range of hot-wire cutting machines are able to cut the Styrofoam core to thicknesses of 5mm to 150mm to a tolerance of +/- 0.5mm.

Styrofoam is the market leader and its physical properties of low thermal conductivity, good compression resistance and resistance to moisture make it ideal for architectural panels.

In addition to Styrofoam, we also offer the following cores materials to meet your performance criteria:

  • Polyurethane
  • Polyisocyanurate (PIR)
  • Mineral fibre lamella
  • Phenolic foam
  • Aluminium Honeycomb

Laminating and Pressing Technology
An automated spray system is used to control the application of adhesive. The adhesive is solvent-free and, when cured, provides a structural bond between materials as diverse as metal, foam plastics and particle boards. Other adhesive systems are available for specialist applications including neoprene, acrylic and SBRs.

Typical Edge Details

Here are some typical edge details, please contact us if you do not see what you require.

sq1 SQ.1 Square edge

tr1 TR.1 Tray with flange

tr1a TR.1a Tray with hard edge

sq2 SQ.2 Square edge and taped

rb1 RB.1 Rebated edge

sq3 SQ.3 Square edge with solid edge surround

sq5 SQ.5 Square edge with impact resistant layer

tr1b TR.1b Tray with impact resistant layer

tr1c TR.1c Tray with extended face returned on edge

tr3 TR.3 To suit single glazing

tr4 TR.4 Double tray

tr4a TR.4a Double tray with hard edge

tr5 TR.5 Pressure/water resistant trayed panel

tr5a TR.5a Pressure/water resistant trayed panel with hard edge