Lightweight, prefabricated composite panel

High Modulus has launched the Hi-Panel, a lightweight, prefabricated composite panel suitable for a range of applications including boats, bridges, roofing, flooring, holding tanks, and flatbeds.

High Modulus (Hamble, Hants, U.K.) has launched the Hi-Panel, a lightweight, prefabricated composite panel suitable for a range of applications including boats, bridges, roofing, flooring, holding tanks, and flatbeds. Reported benefits of the Hi-Panel include reduced build time, reduced set-up costs and time, reduced waste levels, and improved quality control. Standard Hi-Panels are made of an infused E-glass/polyester/foam core sandwich laminate and come in two foam densities and a range of thicknesses. Custom panels are also available using polyester, vinyl ester, or epoxy resins, PVC, balsa, PET or Nidaplast cores, and various fabric options. Hi-Panels can be supplied as a B3 SmartPac; High Modulus converts the 2-D or 3-D component design into cut-files, then cuts the panels on CNC machines to the shapes required for the build, which are supplied to customers with a construction manual and an integral quality assurance process. The panels are made via infusion.