Sandwich panels are a type of core layer insulation material often made of metal, wood, plastic, and fiberglass used to construct walls, roofs, and floors in commercial buildings, industrial facilities, and cold storage warehouses. Composite sandwich panels are a cost-effective insulation solution because of their fire retardant, moisture-resistant, and eco-friendly properties. Insulated sandwich panels are used to insulate walls and floors, and as partitions in aircrafts, boats, vehicles, in architectural design. Aluminum sandwich panels are known for their high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent thermal insulation properties. They are also used in industrial applications such as cold storage, clean rooms, and transportation.
Types of Panels
There are several types of composite sandwich panels, the most common is the one that uses a foam core with a fiberglass or aluminum skin. Honeycomb paneling has a hexagonal-shaped cell core and is one of several types of building materials used for building insulation. The cells create a honeycomb-like structure that provides strength and rigidity while remaining lightweight. These panels are often used in the construction of walls, floors, and partitions in aircrafts, boats, and other vehicles, as well as in architectural design. Fiberglass honeycomb panels are widely used for their high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent thermal insulation properties. EPS Panels are made from expanded polystyrene foam. EPS sandwich panels are lightweight and easy to handle and install. Their thermal insulation properties make them ideal for wall, roof, and flooring insulation projects. EPS panels are also practical for industrial packaging and construction applications.
How to Choose Sandwich Panel Roofs
When choosing metal sandwich panels, consider the following factors: insulation and panel thickness. The insulation core of each panel type is made from different materials, such as polyurethane, polystyrene, or mineral wool and have their own set of properties like thermal conductivity, fire resistance, and compression strength. It's important to choose the insulation material that suits the specific needs of the project. Sandwich panels are available in a range of thicknesses. The thickness determines the performance and structural strength of the insulation. Always verify panel thickness to ensure compliance with local building codes.