This high volume process is commonly used to produce building materials and panels for the transportation market such as RV panels and truck trailers. Building products manufactured using continuous panel include translucent roofing and siding to provide passive solar lighting, industrial sheathing and siding, commercial interior paneling, and structural building panels. The process can be modified to allow the inclusion of UV protective coatings and other premium surface finishes.
Continuous panel is a process that generates high volumes of flat or corrugated panel in high production rates. The panel can be thin sheet or sandwich construction. Widths can be greater than 10 feet and length can be as long as can be handled and transported. The continuous panel process typically begins by feeding chopped glass, mats and other reinforcing media onto a belt. The reinforcing media is wet with a binder resin that contains a heat curing agent. The fibers and binder are sandwiched between carrier film. This sandwich moves through a forming die before entering the heating oven which sets the binder and reinforcement into a solid shape. After leaving the oven, the carrier film is removed and the panel is trimmed to the desired width and cut to length. Thickness can vary from less than 1/20th of an inch to several inches thick if sandwich panels and core media are utilized.
Crane Composites provides FRP panels that are engineered to survive in harsh environments.
Panel fabricator specializing in skylights and day light panels.
Kalwall dates back to 1955 to the invention of the translucent, true sandwich panel. No other company in the world has dedicated more years, resources, creativity and innovation into the science and art of daylighting. Kalwall provides building designers and owners with the most advanced technologies in the world to fulfill their own visions of creating better buildings.
Panolam Industries is a FRP wall and ceiling tile fabricator.