FM honeycomb panels and core

Superior strength and lightness are the main advantages of the aluminium sandwich panels. Their central section is formed by a solid aluminium honeycomb core, inspired by the natural honeycomb of bees.

Honeycomb panels with aluminium core

Our product is timeless and has great potential, due to the proven sandwich-panel properties and innovative manufacture. Usage is practically unlimited. This ranges from construction, facade and interior systems, to a mass revolution in transportation, furniture manufacture, sporting equipment and advertising spaces. Development of panels and honeycombs is carried out in our own Technological Research Institute, in cooperation with the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín.

Aluminium honeycomb

Like the core of the panels – honeycombs – we were inspired by Nature. The products must be sufficiently strong, like the honeycombs in hives. We create the cores with hexagonal cells. These are lighter and stronger than anything else available at similar prices, thanks to the material used. We are one of the few manufacturers to have our own production line for aluminium honeycomb core production. We can create customised honeycomb core, including a choice of aluminium foil thickness, cells size and specific dimensions.

Properties of sandwich panels

Excellent stiffness

Excellent stiffness

Material with the best ratio of strength / weight
Bending strength

Bending strength

Honeycomb structure of the core in combination with the surface material achieve high compressive strength
Good price

Good price

In addition to saving on materials, you also save on shipping and handling fees
Combination of materials

Combination of materials

Aluminium honeycomb can be combined with other materials, such as marble, stone, wood, plastic, etc.
Edges, perforation, inserts

Edges, perforation, inserts

Laminate the edges, use perforated honeycombs to discharge air, metal or other inserts (for holes, threads)
Low weight

Low weight

Saves on shipping costs
Environmentally friendly

Environmentally friendly

Sandwich panel is made of renewable, recycled materials
Flatness

Flatness

Ensured by modern production technology
Light handling

Light handling

Minimal demands on handlers
Reduction of consumed material

Reduction of consumed material

Saving on material when using aluminium with the honeycomb structure

Comparison of stiffness and strength of the aluminium sandwich panel versus homogeneous material

Comparison of stiffness and strength of the aluminium sandwich panel versus homogeneous material

TECHNICAL PARAMETERS – sandwich panel

Maximum length of panel

Maximum length of panel

3000 mm
Maximum width of panel

Maximum width of panel

1500 mm
Thickness of panel

Thickness of panel

up to 150 mm
Suitable for temperatures

Suitable for temperatures

from -50°C to 175°C
Cell size (mm) 6 9 13 15 20 25
Maximum expanded length (mm) 3600 5400 7800 9000 12000 15000
Density (kg/m3) 70 47 32 28 21 17
* Compressive stabilized strength (kg/m2) 500 000 270 000 150 000 130 000 90 000 60 000

* Example of approximate stabilized compressive strength of FM honeycomb panel with thickness of the upper and lower aluminum sheet 1 mm and thickness of aluminum foil 0.06 mm.

TECHNICAL PARAMETERS - core

TECHNICAL PARAMETERS - core
  • Cell size (D): 6,9,13,15,20 and 25 mm
  • Thickness (T): 4 – 150 mm
  • Length (L): max. 15 000 mm
  • Width (B): max. 2 000 mm
  • Material: aluminium foil 0.03 - 0.1 mm
  • Density: 14 kg/m3 – 117 kg/m3
Aluminium honeycomb core 3003 - mechanical properties
Cell size
(mm)
Foil thickness
(mm)
Density
(kg/m3)
Compressive strength
[Mpa]
6 0,06 70 3,2
9 0,06 47 1
Aluminium honeycomb bending strength
The dimensions of the test sample: 200 x 45 x 12 mm
E
modulus of elasticity
σfM
bending strength
dL
extension
W
deformation
14 300 43 0,4 876,45
12 600 44,6 0,5 1227,16
12 000 37,9 0,4 815,97
8 850 31,2 1,1 2557,52
6 800 207 0,7 959,57
12 400 47,5 0,6 1446,84

Usage area

  • Architecture
    Aluminium is an increasingly popular material in the exteriors and interiors of modern buildings. It is ecological and energy-saving; it has excellent rigidity, strength and weather-resistance.
    Architecture
    Architecture
    Architecture
    Architecture
  • Transport
    Sandwich panels are suitable for use in transportation, especially long-distance transport. Thanks to their low weight, the total weight of the vehicle is reduced and the volume of goods that can be transported by one truck or train is increased.
    Transport
    Transport
    Transport
    Transport
  • Industry
    The panels can be utilised in industry for turbines, light containers, work boards, cabins of machining units, in aerodynamic tunnels, for lifting platforms, lifts, and sporting equipment. They are also used to direct the flow of air, light, water and other liquids.
    Industry
    Industry
    Industry
    Industry
  • Construction industry
    They are also usable in the construction industry as structural and load-bearing elements, partitions, cladding materials, facades, floor coverings, doors, ceilings, etc. They are non-flammable and have also been used in ventilation, noise barriers, traffic signs. Industrial furniture is no exception.
    Construction industry
    Construction industry
    Construction industry
    Construction industry
  • Advertisement
    By their structure, sandwich panels offer lightweight support for billboards, 3D graphics or other decorative material, both indoors and outdoors.
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    Advertisement
    Advertisement
    Advertisement
  • Furniture and interiors
    Aluminium is also extremely usable in items such as tables, cabinets, shelves, decorative elements, modular furniture, room partitions, etc.
    Furniture and interiors
    Furniture and interiors
    Furniture and interiors
    Furniture and interiors
  • Paper honeycombs

    We arrived at aluminium honeycombs through paper ones. For over 20 years, our sister company, Forlit, a.s., has been producing lightweight, durable paper packaging materials. If you think that paper is more suitable for your purpose than aluminium, please visit our link below.

    www.forlit.cz
    For more information call: +420 702 197 779