Honeycombs are some of the strongest structures found in nature. Their cells help provide superior strength while still remaining lightweight. Additionally, the cells have the ability to flex under compression and impacts. A critical failure from an impact will be limited in its spread by the core itself, which are able to flex and elongate instead of shattering like wood, metal, and other materials.
Furthermore, the cores themselves can be further strengthened with the addition of foam injection and facings.
Our RhinoKore lightweight honeycomb core really is the “core” of our business. With over a decade of fine tuning the art of foam filling our honeycomb core, RhinoKore has developed a quality structural honeycomb product with a multitude of sandwich panel applications.
The S150 is our synthetic honeycomb core and the P100 is our phenolic treated kraft paper honeycomb core. Both lightweight honeycomb cores are available foam-filled or unfilled.
By filling honeycomb cells with foam, RhinoKore lightweight honeycomb core combines the natural strength provided by the cell walls of the honeycomb and the large surface area of foam. The cell walls of the honeycomb panel experience greater reinforcement and overall structural improvement when foam-filled.
Each of our lightweight honeycomb cores provide unique structural properties associated with the material used and how it interacts with the foam filling process. Substrate and skinning materials easily adhere to the honeycomb foam surface making this product an excellent sandwich panel core material.
The net results for sandwich panels utilizing RhinoKore foam-filled honeycomb cores are:
Honeycomb core is available up to 4’ x 8’. Thicknesses range from ¼” to 12”
Yes, both honeycomb cores can be ordered without foam
Most traditional building products from thermoset and thermoplastic composite skins to metal, wood, or even concrete can effectively adhere to the surface of the RhinoKore honeycomb core
RhinoKore foam-filled honeycomb core are less than half the weight of plywood and are not susceptible to rot.