Excellent strength to weight. An all-purpose grade used in multiple industries
High-temperature resistant core suitable for prepreg applications
High-performance core for extremely demanding applications such as fast marine hulls
Superior strength to weight. Used in multiple industries, including wind and marine
A PET core with excellent FST properties used in transport and construction industries
A recyclable core material used in a variety of applications such as domes and claddings
Well-suited for use as local inserts in the way of fittings, either tapped or bolted through
A thermoplastic core material designed to increase performance and decrease weight
An aerospace core available with comprehensive quality documentation and traceability
A sandwich core with excellent FST properties, suitable in commercial aircrafts interiors
Core material for subsea applications, used from sea level to 700 meters depth
A deep-water subsea syntactic foam used for depths from 700 to 10,000 meters
A core with excellent insulation properties, for low and cryogenic temperatures
Used in marine and wind applications in combination with foam
A selection of the most widely used and preferred finishing options
Italy’s FFPANELS is a leading manufacturer of lightweight marble used in construction, furnishings and the marine industry. Their latest innovation is FABYWALL, a structural panel using Diab PET materials laminated between thin layers of decorative stone. As an affordable solution that offers greater durability without added weight, the Divinycell core makes FABYWALL a true step forward for lightweight marble materials.
Stone age materials meet twenty-first century technology
FFPANELS are specialists in the lamination of decorative materials, offering a range of products that utilize a patented “stratified” manufacturing technique. Using an exclusively formulated structural epoxy resin, the company employs a single industrial process to fuse together stone, core materials and fiberglass fabric skins.
Compared to traditional sandwich production methods, the innovative process that FFPANELS has developed creates lightweight marble panels with superior resistance and stability. The finished materials combine the elegant beauty of marble with the mechanical and physical properties required to withstand the demands of modern building, industry and design.
A partner for continued innovation
FABYWALL is a new patented concept and process for FFPANELS, incorporating a foam core in place of their traditional honeycomb aluminium sheets. With unparalleled experience in composite core development and a wide range of materials suitable to the stratified lamination process, Diab represented a perfect partner to bring the innovation to life.
With Diab’s collaboration and guidance, FFPANELS selected Divinycell P materials for the FABYWALL core. In addition to having a high strength-to-weight ratio, the PET foam of Divinycell P is ideal for construction applications due to its good mechanical and FST properties. When compared to IPN materials, PET provides higher homogeneous heat resistance as well as greater elasticity and versatility at a lower price. Like FFPANELS’ previous aluminium cores, Divinycell P is also recyclable, making it an environmentally-friendly alternative.
New possibilities for lightweight marble
The advantages of Divinycell enable FFPANELS to now offer marble materials with even greater strength and durability at a lower weight. FABYWALL is suitable for hundreds of aesthetic structural applications, both for facades as well interior uses.
Read more about FFPANELS: www.ffpanels.com
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