Plaspanel from Builda Panels delivers a long list of benefits in a broad range of applications. Offering a superior alternative to other flat sheet products, Plaspanel is made from recycled plastic waste in high-density polyethylene (HDPE), making it a strong yet lightweight material that’s easy to work with as well as environment-friendly.
Measuring a standard 2440mm x 1220mm, Plaspanel sheets come in a range of thicknesses from 9mm to 32mm to meet versatile application requirements.
Builda Panels / Plaspanel® manager Gordon Long believes Plaspanel’s workability is one of its major benefits. These panels can be cut, drilled or routed using standard tools. With no rough edges, the sheets have a clean, smooth finish. Plaspanel can also be heat welded for quick, seamless fabrication on or off-site, he added.
Plaspanel’s waterproof properties make it ideal for use in moist environments. Long explains that Plaspanel can be placed in direct contact with the ground but it won’t rot; when placed on a concrete slab, it doesn’t swell like other flat sheet products.
Being waterproof, Plaspanel finds application in various marine and bathroom projects. In such environments, Plaspanel will not delaminate or rust and the colour will not be affected as it penetrates the entire board. Cleaning or maintenance is minimal with the smooth non-stick surface resisting mould and bacteria growth.
Plaspanel’s bacteria resistant qualities make it ideal for agricultural applications where it can be used to produce bins, kennels, stables, horse studs and breeding pens to reduce the risk of contamination and disease.
Plaspanel sheets are recommended for a broad range of applications across councils as well as manufacturing, materials handling, furniture, agricultural and construction industries with assured savings on labour, maintenance and repair costs. The off-cuts from the fully recycled plastic panels are also recyclable, thereby delivering environmental dividends to the project.