Sandwich panels are composite components that are crucial to every prefabricated structure. Occasionally, these are also known as sandwich structure composites, sandwich structures, or insulated sandwich panels. The name “sandwich” comes from the fact that the core insulating layer is sandwiched between two metal sheets. The core layer provides structural support for the outer layers, resulting in a composite block with great tensile strength. In addition to their insulating capabilities and structural robustness, sandwich panels are popular due to their low cost.
If you are unsure as to whether sandwich panels are the best option for you, please consider the following benefits.
It is common knowledge that sandwich panels possess excellent insulating characteristics. The difference between thermal conductivity and thermal insulation depends on the material type and thickness.
Due to its insulating characteristics, sandwich panels are widely employed in building construction. They assist regulate the room’s temperature by radiating surplus heat from the outdoors. This reduces the costs associated with using air conditioning in conventional structures. Moreover, sandwich panels limit the likelihood of mould growth and excess humidity caused by thermal movement and condensation. The thickness of the panels is determined by thermal and load-carrying requirements, the local climate, and the type of structure.
Fire resistant capabilities
Certain sandwich panels using mineral wool insulation help limit the spread of fire. This is especially important if you require your building to be fireproof. By utilising fire-resistant sandwich panels, building constructors and architects can offer greater safety for both the employees and the inventory. However, parameters such as the building’s area and height must be established beforehand to determine the viability of installing fire resistant panels.
Sandwich panels’ acoustic insulation quality is advantageous in places with a high noise level. Certain panels have strong sound-resistance capabilities that can keep your home environment free of unwanted noise caused by automotive and human movement.
Insulated sandwich panels are particularly cost-effective since their core material is less expensive than composite reinforcing. Moreover, sandwich panels are intrinsically robust, making them recyclable. They have a long lifespan, making them cost-effective.
Increased Power-to-Weight Ratio
Traditional laminates have a lower strength-to-weight ratio than sandwich-insulated panels. Therefore, although being lightweight, they can support high loads. This is a significant advantage as it would result in acquiring less materials to meet the desired capacity. Additionally, it might reduce delivery costs.
With over 24 years of expertise, EPACK Prefab is a reputable manufacturer of PUF, EPS, Rockwool, and glasswool sandwich panels. We maintain our own production facility. Before delivery, the production process is supervised by a team of quality engineers who adhere to established norms.