SURPANEL AL is a sandwich panel with a core in aluminium honeycomb bonded to two skins of aluminium. A panel entirely in aluminum. It offers high mechanical properties, perfect when high rigidity and a low weight are required. Being a panel made of 95% aluminum, the fire reaction properties meet the reference standards for numerous applications.
SURPANEL AL finishes are selected carefully for indoor and outdoor applications; high quality polymeric paint such as PVDF and FEVE are available on request. CEL offers various surface treatments, in order to resist to heat peaks and temperatures.Overall orders are necessary in case customer needs specific finishes or colours; in this way all aluminium sheets are produced in a batch without any minimal pigment variation.
Oxidation Aluminium sheets can be covered with an anodic oxidation coating. This process increases corrosion and wear resistance, improving adhesion for paint, primers and glues.
Aluminium panels can be finished with powder or liquid paints, combining aesthetics with environmental needs; Antibacterial and dissipating paints for indoor and outdoor are available on request.
High resolution and durable printing are possible thanks to the use of UV resistant inks.
SURPANEL AL can be processed with various types of machinery: from carpentry saws to the most advanced CNCs. Surface Squared offers perforation, edging and riveting operations. The User Manual indicates the conditions in which the material must be stored and preserved. Storage temperature, handling, exposure to light and atmospheric agents are just some of the factors that affect the panel conservation and its qualities.
Particular attention must be paid to protective films that could be of difficult removal when the panel has been subjected to atmospheric agents or a prolonged storage period of time.
The panel can be easily cleaned and degreased, however the use of acidic substances or abrasive components is not recommended as they could compromise its aesthetic qualities.
SURPANEL AL panel is recyclable as it is composed of 95% aluminium, which can be melted and reused multiple times. If the panel is covered with other materials, it is necessary to verify with the competent supply chains about the disposal and recycling options
CUTTING, SAWING, DRILLING AND SHAPING
These mechanical processes are performed by a programmed CNC. Surface Squared is able to produce customised shapes, holes and processing, according to costumer’s specifications.
JOINING AND FIXING
Some projects require an anchoring system to fasten panels to other surfaces. Surface Squared offers different options:
panels attached to each other by visible or blind rivets and screws;
fixing with self-tapping screws (sealing washers) in aluminium or stainless steel
fastening with drilling screws.
SURPANEL AL panels can be finished with various types of edging, depending on the aesthetic and mechanical requirements:
Flat edging (or applied edge)
For this type of edging, extrusions made of different materials can be used: aluminum, laminate, PVC, ABS, of different colours.
After milling the panel core, a T extrusion is applied to the edge with suitable glues. The combination of profile and glue gives strength and rigidity.
C – Edge profile
Extrusions are glued after milling part of the honeycomb or foam. The result is excellent aesthetic quality and durability in the outer edge.
Folding the upper skin over the panel edge
The core is partially removed by milling along the edge to be folded. The skin is then folded and glued upon the edge. The result is an aesthetically homogeneous and perfectly processed panel.
Folding for Tray production
One skin and the core are cut to get V-shaped or rectangular grooves along the folding line, without cutting the upper skin, adhesive is applied and the panel is bent in order to get the final shape.