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Lightweight Innovation: Unveiling the Advantages of Aluminum Honeycomb Panels

At KC Panels, we understand the challenges of building with traditional materials, especially when the goal is to create structures that are not only lightweight and low-maintenance but also durable and enduring. Our aluminum honeycomb panels offer a modern solution. They’re perfectly suited for a variety of applications, including cladding, flooring, ceilings, as well as uses in the marine and transportation sectors.

Our aluminum honeycomb panels consist of a core made from aluminum honeycomb, flanked by two aluminum sheets, and bonded together with thermoplastic adhesive films. This innovative composition yields a panel that excels in strength and lightness while also being cost-effective.

Why choose KC Panels for your aluminum honeycomb solutions?

KC Panels specializes in creating aluminum honeycomb panels in diverse sizes and configurations tailored to meet the specific needs of your construction project. Our commitment to serving as your comprehensive source for lightweight honeycomb solutions extends beyond aluminum, including stone honeycomb panels for projects desiring the aesthetic of natural stone.
We have extensive experience across various global landmark projects, which has provided us with a profound comprehension of international standards and the capability to fulfill demanding construction requirements. Collaboration with leading adhesive manufacturers ensures that our panels are not only reliable and strong but also capable of enduring severe weather conditions, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Choosing KC Panels means choosing a partner dedicated to delivering aluminum honeycomb panels that are strong, lightweight, and designed to last. Whether you’re tackling a project in cladding, flooring, or any area requiring durable yet lightweight materials, our aluminum honeycomb solutions stand ready to meet your needs with excellence and innovation.

Should you use our aluminum honeycomb panels for your project? To make an informed choice, it’s important to understand the advantages of these materials:

Foolproof composition

Our aluminum honeycomb panel is carefully engineered and manufactured to meet ISO 9001 standards. We use only high-quality epoxy thermoplastic films to bond the aluminum honeycomb core with the two aluminum sheets. These films and layers are hot-pressed at 150 degrees Celsius, resulting in a weather-resistant and elastic panel that can withstand the most extreme temperatures, from -40 to 80 degrees Celsius.

At KC Panels, our seasoned quality control team takes the time to individually inspect each material to identify and address possible issues and defects throughout processing. Plus, we carefully test randomly picked specimens during production to oversee bonding performance.

Guaranteed bonding

We use thermoplastic adhesive films from reputable brands to ensure secure bonding on our aluminum honeycomb panels. The film is solid at room temperature and melts only at 130 degrees Celsius. It’s more weather-resistant and elastic compared to traditional epoxy glue, making it the best for combining layers of aluminum sheets with a honeycomb core. The film also improves our production efficiency, allowing us to complete a panel swiftly.

In addition, thermoplastic adhesive films move with the substrate to avoid failure when exposed to rapid temperature changes. This means our aluminum honeycomb panel can endure intensive heat during hot summers.

If you need your aluminum honeycomb panels to be versatile for interior and exterior applications, we can provide an alternative to thermoplastic adhesive films. It’s modified epoxy adhesive with a patented epoxy-friendly coating, which is specially formulated for honeycomb composite bonding. Coating the aluminum sheets with this epoxy-friendly layer significantly improves bonding strength, resulting in over 50% stronger tensile strength necessary for a wide range of applications.


At KC Panels, we have special machinery and tooling solutions to customize aluminum honeycomb panels in odd shapes and profiles. We can offer the following shapes to help you create one-of-a-kind aesthetics for your project:

  • Curved
  • One-piece with 90-degree returns
  • Edge-fold panels
  • Double-curved panels
  • Prefabricated panel with a V-groove

In addition, we can apply various treatments to meet specific aesthetic requirements. These include powder coating, PE, heat transfer printing, PE, and PVDF. We are confident that we can deliver high-quality custom honeycomb aluminum sheets for any project using our mature production methods and technologies.


We offer a wide range of honeycomb aluminum panels for various applications. Here are a few examples:

  • Panels with PVDF coating: Polyvinylidene fluoride paint makes the panels ideal for exterior use, especially when they are exposed to different weather and sunlight. We can make these for applications like marine, roof, and cladding.
  • Panels with PE coating: Polyethylene coating is ideal for panels used in indoor decorating because it prevents oxidation. It’s relatively affordable compared to other coatings, making it ideal for aluminum furniture and partitions.
  • Panels with epoxy or anodized coating: Anodizing aluminum honeycomb panelscan prevent oxidation, especially for the invisible side of a stone panel. Plus, it enhances glue bonding and the honeycomb core’s pull strength beyond 2.0 MPa.
  • Panels with a mill finish: Economical for lightweight substrate material. We can laminate them with different materials, such as sintered or natural stone, wood veneer, ceramic, or porcelain.
  • Heat transfer printing: Heat transfer printing allows us to provide custom patterns on the panel, such as stone vein and wood grain. Our panels can be better alternatives to natural materials for interior and exterior applications.
  • Galvanized or stainless steel panels: Steel can be an alternative to aluminum for the top and bottom sheets to create a sleek surface finish with enhanced fire performance. We offer various colors and can finish galvanized and stainless steel in many ways for a custom look, such as etching, mirrors, sanding, and hairline.

Impressive technical characteristics

Our aluminum honeycomb panels never fail to impress the technical-minded with these features:

  • Flatwise tensile strength: 1.4 Mpa (with thermoplastic films) or 2.0 Mpa (with modified epoxy adhesive)
  • Flatwise compressive strength: 2 Mpa
  • Flatwise shear strength: 0.5 Mpa (thermoplastic film) or 0.8 Mpa (modified epoxy adhesive)
  • Flexural strength: 60 Mpa
  • Drum peeling strength: 50 N.mm/mm (thermoplastic films) or 60 N.mm/mm (modified epoxy adhesive)
  • Temperature resistance: up to 120 degrees Celsius (thermoplastic films) or up to 80 degrees Celsius (modified epoxy)

More reasons to choose our products

Our aluminum honeycomb panels bring stability and strength to your structure, allowing you to minimize maintenance costs. Being lightweight, they also reduce transport and building costs by eliminating the need for special installation equipment and tools. In addition, aluminum is 100% recyclable, so you can build a more eco-friendly structure.

Do you want to build with honeycomb panels?

Allow us to provide these materials for your project. Contact us here or email info@kc-panels.com to get started.

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