25 Years of Evolution in Gorilla Composite Panel™ Technology

The original panel design used in the late 1960's to the late 1980's was based on a then-emerging water resistant plywood technology called Wafer Board. The board was laminated using a resin binder with chips ranging from 1/2 in. to 2 in. square. They were pressed at high temperature and pressure to yield a good all- purpose economical replacement for plywood.

All of the structures built with Wafer Board skinned structural panels are still standing and performing well. However, that technology doesn't hold a candle to the advanced materials used by Gorilla Composites Inc.


Here you see the comparison between the "Black Core" and the natural color. This has long been a debate as to which is perceived more favorably by the buying public. We introduced this approach in the mid-1980's to overcome the perception of a "paper bag look".


This photo clearly shows the significant differences from the
1988 structural panel and the 2010 Gorilla Composites Inc. HQ 160 structural panel.


Below are samples of our "EXCLUSIVE" Gorilla "Black Core" structural honeycomb panel.