Nanocore® are sturdy constructional elements, based on an innovative core structure with two films, deep-drawn to be welded together at pyramidal or cone segments. Great strength at minimal weight, designed for high shearing load, at large areas glued to skins of high tensile strength and buckling resistance provides toughness at minimal weight.
Different kinds of Nanocore Panels:
This is the single core structure for industry. It can be provided with a raster of approximately 6 mm width for 10 mm, 16 mm and 25mm thickness. These cores usually are made of 0.5 to 0.9 mm Polystyrene or ABS recyclates and can be fire protected to German standard B1 (DIN 4102/1), as well as primered for all commonly known glues, adhesives and resins - but is not recommended for hot-pressing at more than 70°C.
A core structure as before with skins of 0.5 mm hard Aluminium makes a rigid panel. It inherits a bending and tensile strength almost comparable to solid Aluminium and is not only less than half of it in weight, but offers thermal isolation, while it substantially reduces vibration and sound transmission. This material is ductile at 80°C to be bent or trundled, otherwise riveted and screwed directly, thus being suitable for vehicle bodywork, boat- and shipbuilding. Cutting it is quite easy with all kinds of saws.
Made with massive skins of polystyrene films, Nanocore are well suited for concrete casing on steel or aluminium frames without formwork release oil, since concrete does not stick to it. Dead moulding or combination as water barrier proposes applications in civil- and hydraulic engineering. Nanocore-Casing is as well suited for exhibition booths, kitchen- and bathroom fitting etc. and is recyclable in mono-fraction.
This type of panel having two skins of massive HPL and a core of flame-retardant ABS, is a perfect choice for Industrial furniture production; in particular countertops, garden furniture and also for exposition architecture and shop fitting. Nanocore-Laminate is available in many of decors, or can be made to order with customer-supplied facings.
Wherever low weight of panels need to be matched to conditions of high pressure load, vibration and abrasion; Nanocore-Longlast is the best choice. Featuring skins of GRP (glass fabric with epoxy matrices + PU-primer) it offers skid-free surfaces with high abrasion and UV-protection.
Applications may be concrete sheating on aluminium frames, which then can be handled manually without cranes, but also for scaffolding panels, bulkheads and cabin construction in boats and ships. Other applications are for civil engineering, truck superstructure and reservoir construction.
Wherever textured glass or clear plastics would be applied, Nanocore-Glassy might be a good alternative with much less weight, no risk of breaking and splinters, good thermal and acoustical isolation and quite low cost. Cores are made of high-grade PET-G. Nanocore-Glassy is thermoplastic to some extent and can be recycled as mono-fraction. It may well be applied on door fills, particularly for lightweight sliding doors, shower partitions, furniture design and other indoor applications. For longtime outdoor applications a version with scratch and mar resistant PMMA and a special UV-barrier is recommended for skylights, greenhouses and winter gardens, carports and balustrades.
For easy, but conventional processing Nanocore are offered with decks of 3 mm Paulowina or Okumé /Poplar plywood of 2.7mm on both sides. High Density fibre board can as well be offered, but is heavier and surprisingly more expensive.
For particular applications and demand, e.g. for high thermal or acoustical isolation or fire proofing, the pits and with sealed edges - even the central voids can be filled with a multitude of materials, as ultra light aerogels, quartz sand, or water glass. In combination with different kinds of skins therefore almost all kinds of specifications can be met: doors, acoustic constructions (like machine housings), partitions and bulkheads in passenger vessels and railroad, etc.
When it comes to 3D-ultralight shell or monocoque constructions, like racing sailboat hulls, sailplane wings or smart bodywork, Nanocore-Flexcore will be the best choice. It is particularly primered for hand laminates with Polyester or Epoxy filled fabrics and offers the best possible ratio on weight and stability, since only a minimum of resin must be applied to the contact areas. Despite of high flexibility it does not only offer high pressure load (on larger areas), but also good shear resistance and it largely avoids anticlinal formation, which otherwise may be a source of late delaminations on bent honeycombs or similar structures.
Nanocan panels can be used in virtually anywhere where high strength-to-weight performance is required. While definitely not exhaustive, Nanocan products have been known to be well suited for the following applications:
- Marine - Hulls, bulkheads, decks, superstructures, internal furniture
- Automotive and Rail - Shock absorbers, door panels, floor panels, roof panels
- Wind Energy - Blades, housings, spinners
- Architectural - Laminated wall claddings, floor panels, roof panels, specialized clean room wall panels
- Industrial construction - Floating roofs, floating docks, bridges, platforms, chemical tanks, filtration
- Packaging - Reinforced casings
- Signage - Display panels and exhibits
- Recreational - Surfboards, kayaks, canoes
- Landscaping - Gravel and sand stabilization, erosion control