Composite Structural Building Panels Explained
The honeycomb structural panel is comprised of two similar skins bonded to a honeycomb core creating a functional integrated unit. The skins are relatively thin with strong and ridged properties. The honeycomb core brings extraordinary compressions. Combine these two dissimilar properties and it makes for the perfect lightweight I-beam. Because of the very nature of the I-beam stressed skin honeycomb composite, when the top skin is in compression the reciprocal skin is in support (tension). Each skin is taken to its maximum potential performance.
The combination of high performance skins, extraordinary adhesives and low density impregnated honeycomb cores result in a high strength-to-weight ratio, more than any other known material. The completed panel is light weight with extremely high rigidity factors.
With these proven properties, it's only logical the aircraft industries would embrace this technology. Having high strength-to-weight requirements, it only makes sense that the honeycomb sandwich panel would be embraced for military and commercial aircraft manufacturing. In 1919 the Sunstedt Aircraft Company used pontoons constructed from honeycomb composite technology. In 1922 the French built and flew a glider made from honeycomb composite sandwich panels. Germany adopted this same technology in 1924 to manufacture gliders as well.
The Gorilla Composite panel is a total housing structural composite whose concept is a stressed skin panel with an expanded impregnated honeycomb core. These panels are manufactured with capabilities as load bearing walls, floors, roofs and non-bearing walls. Any finish can be applied after construction such as plaster board, stucco, simulated or real brick, stone, siding, and paint. The finishes can be suited according to local demands or regional appearances. The Gorilla panels are efficient because they can be manufactured in local regions and structures can be assembled by local unskilled labor. Panels can be tailored according to country, region, environmental and design requirements.
Gorilla's lightweight composite structural panels are extremely strong and can be erected rapidly on site using simple techniques and tools. Local unskilled labor can be quickly trained to perform quality assemblies using Gorilla panels.