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Thermoplastic Composite Panels for Marine Applications

Hammerhead™ Marine Composite Panels

Streamlines Marine Manufacturing

Hammerhead™ Marine Composite Panels, made from thermoplastic continuous glass fiber-reinforced face sheets and polyester foam core, are engineered to provide simplified installation, long-lasting components, and overall cost reduction for boat manufacturers.

These versatile panels can be used in a variety of boat building applications including: interior bulkheads, decking, ceilings, hatches, covers, cabinetry and fittings. The exceptional strength-to-weight ratio provides lightweight yet strong structural performance for increased payloads. And they are resistant to ultraviolet (UV) light, chemicals, moisture degradation, and rot to withstand harsh marine conditions.

The property table below represents a sample of panel configurations. For complete product information, please download the Hammerhead Application and Installation Guide.

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Benefits

  • Ready-to-install: fewer parts and reduced scrap
  • Thermoplastic construction offers strong adhesive properties for easy bonding to various materials
  • Toughness and impact resistance for durability
  • Vibration damping and acoustic insulation to reduce engine noise
  • Dimensional stability for consistent performance in extreme temperature and humidity fluctuations
  • Available in 4’x8’ sheets in thicknesses of .50”, .75”, 1.00” and 1.50”, and core densities of 5, 7, and 8 lb/in³

Resources

Application & Installation Guide

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Hammerhead™ Typical Properties
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PROPERTY TEST METHOD .50" / 13mm Thick .75" / 19mm Thick 1.00" / 25mm Thick
Core Density ( lb/ft³) ISO 845 7 7 7
Flexural Rigidity (lb-in²) ASTM D7249 35,000 75,000 118,000
Areal Weight (lb/ft²) Calculated 0.89 1.03 1.17
Core Shear Yield (psi) ASTM C393 101 96 88
Max Load (lbs) ASTM C393 357.5 513.4 551.1
Core Shear ULT (psi) ASTM C393 113 109 94
Face Bend Stress (psi) ASTM C393 9,008 8,725 7,542
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