What is a Metal Composite Panel?
Metal Composite Panels are fabricated using what is similarly known as the “sandwich panel” method (metal used for surfaces and plastics used to fill inner space), which is a widely known method of producing commonly used construction materials.
Process 1Using state-of-the-art technology, HD Panel USA utilizes roll-to-roll continuous laminating technology to bond metal sheets to its polyethylene core. Advanced features allow HD Panel USA to control the precise pressure and temperature, creating composite panels with superior strength, rigidity, flatness, and uniform appearance. Various metals are available to be used in the manufacturing process with dimensions that are customizable.
Process 2HD Panel USA uses a chemical agent known as NEO PEX – 0500E during the compound foaming process to produce materials that are Closed Cell Type as opposed to traditional materials that are Open Cell Type. Closed Cell Type materials have increased structural strength, decrease vapor transmission, and are resistant against heat (insulation).
Process 3HD Panel USA uses an advanced adhesion process utilizing maleic anhydride (MAH) grafted polyethylene (PE), which results in excellent adhesion between steel sheets and low foamed PE core. Test results show that addition of MAH grafted onto PE products leads to substantial increase in the adhesion strength to its steel sheets, attributed to chemical interactions at the interface as well as the introduction of polar MAH molecules onto the PE surface.
Process 4HD Panel USA’s patented forming process is a unique, final stage of the composite panel production line where groves/bends are created within the panel to increase durability and strength. Lab test results show that this patented process creates products that are 2.5x stronger than panels lacking this process, minimizing shaking and vibration during trailer transit.
High‐quality products are only possible when high‐quality materials are used during fabrication. HD Panel USA uses steel skins that are generally thicker and have higher strength and durability than competitive panel makers. In addition, the coating inside and out provides extra corrosion resistance. In a head‐to‐head corrosion test, the paint system used in HD Panel’s production line far outperformed other industry options. Consumers who purchase products from HD Panel USA know they are getting best‐in‐class features that are backed by the company’s guarantee of quality.