The sandwich panels with finished edges consist of a polypropylene honeycomb core and a choice of five different skins: medium-desnsity fibreboard (MDF), high-pressure laminate (HPL), polyester, aluminium and MDF+HPL. Target markets are indoor/outdoor architecture, partitioning, furniture, worktops, private passenger cars and events.

“What is really new is that our offering allows tailoring our products to our customers’ specifications. Thanks to our honeycomb expertise, we can meet the demands of designers with a customer offer in terms of dimensions, thickness, edges, choice of skin, fire protection possibilities, and more,” says Fabien Vaillant, a Nidaplast engineer.

He adds: “Nidaplast solutions are evolving to meet increasing demand for ultra-lightweight products that are tinted, ready to use, and even more compliant with environmental regulations. This is why Nidaplast is now including parts in its offering of panels, with advantages like low weight, acoustic and heat insulation, and high strength.”

Nidaplast has also introduced a flame retardant material – Nidaplast® 8FR. The company says that its use enables the finished sandwich panel to keep the same mechanical properties as Nidaplast® 8, and therefore allows the use of very thin skins. Furthermore, if the skin is classified M1, the entire sandwich panel will also be classified M1.