Available Panels/ Sandwich Structures
We use a variety of Sandwich Structures in our production. Below are the Structures we use most often and therefore also usually have on stock. Please get in touch for additional information. Next to standard Structures we also offer Custom Components.
All you need to get started!
The processing of natural materials is more challenging than that of conventional materials. In order to lower the entry barriers for the use of natural fibre composites, we decided to develop a range of standard semi-finished products. You can source these products at a high and consistent quality.
Depending on your product requirements we help you to select the most suitable materials.
Our goal is to help you maximize Sustainability (in terms of CO2e savings) as well as Product Performance (in terms of low weight and high stiffness) while keeping the costs as low and competitive as possible.
The Power of Sandwich Structures
The main reason for using sandwich panels is the structural efficiency that can be achieved. Taking advantage of this property allows our natural materials to compete with conventional materials.
It takes a very thorough Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to get exact figures. There are so many factors that have to be taken into consideration. Moreover, the possible combinations of materials are almost endless.
The below example is very much simplified but should nevertheless give you a better understanding of the impact of the raw material chosen for a sandwich application.
The example is based on the following assumptions.
- Substituting Glassfibre Fabrics (Assumption here: 3 Kg Co2e/ Kg) with Plant-based/ Flax Fabrics (Assumption here:0,5 Kg CO2e/ Kg). Savings potential: 2.5 Kg CO2e/ Kg Reinforcement Material.
- Substituting virgin Foam (Assumption here: 4 Kg CO2e/ Kg) with Balsa, Cork, or a plant-based foam (Assumption here: 1 Co2e/ Kg). Savings potential: 3 Kg CO2e/ Kg Core Material.
- Substituting conventional Epoxy (Assumption here: 6 Kg Co2e/ kg) with 80% plant-based Epoxy (Assumption here: 3 Kg Co2e/ kg)- Savings potential: 3 Kg CO2e/ Kg Resin.