Panel Systems, a leading fabricator and distributor of composite panels, has extended its composite panel offering to the rail, marine and engineering industries with the addition of Larcore aluminium honeycomb panels.
Alucoil, the specialist global fabricator of advanced materials, has appointed Panel Systems as the official UK distributor for its Larcore panels which are used extensively in Europe.
Larcore is an A2 fire rated structural panel combining high load performance with low weight. The panels are manufactured in a continuous process, with an aluminium honeycomb core and aluminium skins that are coated with a primer suitable as a finished surface or for further processing, including colour coatings.
With a state-of-the-art facility, which is equipped with the latest CNC machinery, Alucoil recognised that Panel Systems and its team has the skills and capabilities to fabricate and add significant value to the Larcore panel. Machining and laminating of Larcore for demanding and aesthetic applications are key elements for a range of industries including transport and marine.
A spokesperson from Panel Systems comments: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Alucoil. We have many years of experience serving industries requiring bespoke fabrication facilities and adding Larcore will further extend our panel offer to meet our customer’s needs. As well as offering Larcore as a standard panel, we can also fabricate the material for bespoke applications including structurally bonding the panels to additional finishes, creating sandwich panels and cutting to shape through CNC machining.”
The Larcore A2 panels are available to order direct from the Panel Systems website in a standard sheet size of 3120mm x 1500mm in a range of thicknesses including 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm and 30mm. Non‑standard sizes and thicknesses are also available in sheets up to 6250mm long.
Over the past 40-plus years, Panel Systems has built a reputation for offering innovative, bespoke panel solutions for a diverse range of markets ranging from leisure and playground equipment to caravans, truck bodies, the window industry and construction.
Panel Systems offers a bespoke structural bonding and fabrication service, with the expertise to work with a wide range of facing materials, such as metals, plastics, timber and decorative laminate. The company has 3 and 5 Axis CNC routers with a bed size of 3600mm x 1500mm allowing for the production of flexible designs and panel shapes.