Rigidized® Metals offers IMO-Certified lightweight and durable decorative aluminum honeycomb panels for the marine market.

Certified Choice Aluminum Honeycomb Panels

Certified Rigidized® Metals C-Class IMO Honeycomb panels are approved as meeting Part 1 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code with the adhesive meeting Part 5 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code.

  • Choice of panel skins and honeycomb thickness
  • Rigidized® Metals textures in aluminum and stainless steel
  • Aluminum in anodized and mill finish
  • Stainless steel type 304/316 SST 2B or #4 finish
  • Made in the USA

Weight, strength and corrosion resistance are common requirements in these industries and Rigidized® Metals panels meet the requirements and exceed expectations. Rigidized® Metals skins reduce weight while maintaining dent and scuff resistance. The textured surface also diffuses light to reduce glare on these bright, engineered metal surfaces.

Using Rigidized® Metals skins with an aluminum honeycomb core creates an extremely strong, but lightweight, panel. Mechanical section properties can be controlled with both skin gauge and core thickness.

honeycomb panels; marine

Even More Selection

Rigidized® Metals’ custom laminated panels meet the most demanding requirements of IMO and the USCG for use in bulkheads, ceilings and sanitary partitions. Our surface materials include smooth or deep-textured aluminum, smooth or deep-textured stainless steel, or Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic (FRP), Arvinyl Decorative Vinyl Laminates, or Arborite® Metal Core High-Pressure Laminates (HPL).

Cores give the designer a selection of a wide range of properties for special applications.

  • aluminum honeycomb
  • stainless steel honeycomb
  • Nomex
  • rock wool
  • wood
  • fire-retardant foam
  • Marinite

Types of Panels

Rigidized® Metals Anodized Aluminum Ceiling Panel• Light weight aluminum-faced honeycomb sandwich panel
• Face and back are anodized aluminum sheet
• Aluminum honeycomb core
• Rigidized® Metals C-Class IMO Honeycomb Panels are approved as meeting Part 1 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code with the adhesive meeting Part 5 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code.
Rigidized® Metals Smooth Aluminum Bulkhead Panel• Light weight aluminum-faced honeycomb sandwich panel
• Face and back are chem-treated aluminum sheet
• Rigidized® Metals C-Class IMO Honeycomb Panels are approved as meeting Part 1 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code with the adhesive meeting Part 5 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code.
Rigidized® Metals Textured Aluminum Bulkhead Panel• Light weight aluminum-faced honeycomb sandwich panel
• Face and back are chem-treated, mill finish aluminum sheet
• One or both sides of the panel has a Rigidized® Metals textured pattern
• Rigidized® Metals C-Class IMO Honeycomb Panels are approved as meeting Part 1 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code with the adhesive meeting Part 5 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code.
Rigidized® Metals Smooth Stainless Steel Bulkhead Panel• A lightweight sandwich panel with stainless steel face
• Choice of stainless steel or chem-treated, mill finish aluminum backer
• Choice of stainless alloy (304, 316 or other) and finish (2B, #4 or other)
• Rigidized® Metals C-Class IMO Honeycomb Panels are approved as meeting Part 1 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code with the adhesive meeting Part 5 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code.
Rigidized® Metals Textured Stainless Steel Bulkhead Panel• A lightweight sandwich panel with stainless steel face
• Choice of stainless steel or chem-treated, mill finish aluminum backer
• Choice of stainless alloy (304, 316 or other) and finish (2B, #4 or other)
• One or both sides of the panel has a Rigidized® Metals textured pattern
• Rigidized® Metals C-Class IMO Honeycomb Panels are approved as meeting Part 1 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code with the adhesive meeting Part 5 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code.
Rigidized® Metals Smooth Stainless Steel Sanitary Partition Panel• A lightweight sandwich panel with stainless steel face
• Choice of stainless alloy (304, 316 or other) and finish (#4 or other, such as Sandtex® or Linen BA)
• Suitable for water closets, urinal screen and showers
• Rigidized® Metals C-Class IMO Honeycomb Panels are approved as meeting Part 1 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code with the adhesive meeting Part 5 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code.
Rigidized® Metals Textured Stainless Steel Sanitary Partition Panel• A lightweight sandwich panel with stainless steel face.
• Choice of stainless alloy (304, 316 or other) and finish (#4 or other, such as Sandtex® or Linen BA)
• Suitable for water closets, urinal screen and showers
• One or both sides of the panel has a Rigidized® Metals textured pattern
• Rigidized® Metals C-Class IMO Honeycomb Panels are approved as meeting Part 1 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code with the adhesive meeting Part 5 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code.
Rigidized® Metals Metal Core or Arvinyl Bulkhead Panel• A lightweight honeycomb sandwich panel with an Arvinyl USCG-approved vinyl laminate or an Aluminum Melamine Wilsonart Series 900 “Metal Core” surface on one or both sides of the panel
• For applications requiring a finished laminate look on aluminum-skin panels.
• Rigidized® Metals C-Class IMO Honeycomb Panels are approved as meeting Part 1 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code with the adhesive meeting Part 5 of Annex 1 of the IMO FTP Code.

Acoustics

Rigidized® Metals has tested patterns 6WL® and 1RL on perforated stainless steel with both 1/2″ and 1″ deep acoustic insulation.

We can offer both sheet goods for customer fabrication or assist in creating custom products to customer specifications.

The illustration above suggests a construction of a panel using a honeycomb IMO certified construction as a base to the acoustic insulation and deep textured perforated stainless steel cover.

Absorption Coefficient A(A/m2)
Standard

No Mat

6WL®

No Mat

1RL

No Mat

Perforated 6WL®

1/2″ Acoustical Mat

Perforated 1RL

1/2″ Acoustical Mat

Perforated 6WL®

1″ Acoustical Mat

Perforated 1RL

1″ Acoustical Mat

Standard

1/2″ Acoustical Mat

SAA0.030.020.020.510.520.730.770.51
NRC0.050.000.000.500.550.750.750.50

Decorative & Ceiling Panels

Rigidized® Metals stainless or decorative IMO-Certified aluminum panels are available in 1/4″ and 3/8″ thicknesses for lightweight ceiling applications.

Our textured wall panels can be faced in stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass and bronze. Mechanical finishes include mill, polished, embossed and deep-textured in any Rigidized® Metals pattern. Colors are also available using powder-coating and colored stainless steel.

In addition to the family of Rigidized® Metals textures, decorative panels meet IMO Certification when using Arvinyl USCG-approved vinyl skins laminated to panels or Arborite® M900 Metalcore. Almost any HPL or vinyl laminate can be used when a commercial-only panel is required.

Panel Joiners

Aluminum extrusions in alloy 6063T5 Satin Anodized finish are available for joining panels.

Select from:

  • U-Channels and end caps
  • H, T, F and other shapes
  • Corner profiles
  • Available for 1/4″, 1/2″, 5/8″, and 3/4″ panel systems
  • In lengths of 4′, 8′, 12′, 16′, up to 24′ long

When working with stainless steel panels, our fabrication department will make formed joiners to match custom panel thickness, length, finish and pattern.

Options include:

  • Corner
  • End Cap
  • Joiner
  • Joiner with End Cap (Tee)
  • Lengths upon application

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