Thermhex is a light-weight option
With boatbuilders looking at every weight-saving option, Panel Systems says Thermhex panels can be an option.
Panel Systems spokesperson, Rebecca Hart explained that with the industry constantly seeking strong, lightweight materials that can be used both structurally and for internal fixtures, the popularity of Thermhex has increased.
The material is manufactured from polypropylene honeycomb that offers a weight saving of up to 85%, compared with materials such as plywood.
Multitude of purposes
“The material is ideal for a multitude of purposes including doors, cockpit bottoms, internal fittings, furniture and furniture components, sound abatement, reinforcement of decks and decking panels and even structural or decorative bulkheads,” said Rebecca.
“Building parts of the boat with Thermhex can not only reduce its weight by tonnes, which in turn lowers the level of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, but it can also make it safer.”
Another factor that makes Thermhex popular as a core material is that due to its construction, it will stop a split within the structure of the boat from extending further.
Many vessel types
“The panels can be used for many types of vessel, from sailing boats and state-of-the-art super yachts right through to cruise liners and cargo ships,” added Rebecca.
“Boat components made from composite panels with Thermhex offer strength and durability in addition to significant weight savings.
“This leads to substantial savings on fuel costs, whilst the boat owner enjoys all the benefits of a durable, high performance structural material.”
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