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Lightweight Panel Solutions

Starbank has been in the laminate fabrication industry since 1976, so we are well aware of the needs of our customers. We found that when clients specified thicker profiled panels for interior fit out projects, the only way to achieve this was to bond two or more core boards together. Even with the lightweight substrates such as MDF which are available on the market, the end product was often heavy to manoeuvre and cumbersome to build once on site.

Starbank developed a solution: The STARlite® Composite Lightweight Panel. The weight savings made by using STARLite® for your interior fit out projects eases installation/ manoeuvrability of the pieces, as the weight per m² is on average 40% less than that of traditional methods.

STARlite® also allows the use of traditional fixings systems already on the market by clever use of panel composition. This is unique to the lightweight panel market as other brands require specialised fixings to join panels together.



Applications

STARlite® lightweight decorative panels can be utilised for both commercial and domestic furniture design some of which includes: office/ hotel furniture & shelving, school desks & benches, retail point of sale displays, Internal lightweight doors, reception desks as well as wall panelling & partitioning.

If you have a project and would like to discuss if STARlite® can be used to manufacture it, then we are always here to discuss it with you and help you to achieve the best all round solution.


Material Overview

Fira

STARlite® has undergone specialist testing at FIRA UK. The test was to measure how a finished STARlite® panel performed against FIRA’s Load and Deflection Test. It also included the BS 6222 Part 3 Adhesion Test for the edge banding detail using our PUR Edge adhesive system. The STARlite® lightweight panel achieved the highest rating given by FIRA, with results similar to standard MDF and chipboard. Once again proving the quality of products produced by Starbank.

STARlite® is manufactured by sandwiching an extruded foam core panel between two outer layers of varying materials. By replacing most of the core with the ultra lightweight foam; the overall weight of the panel is significantly reduced. Our panels are available in standard sheet sizes of 3050 x 1220, or cut and edged to your specifications.

As we were developing STARlite® we had to make sure that the only difference about the panel compared to what was already available on the market is that it was lighter. The construction of STARlite® lends itself to the use of standard woodworking fixings instead of the hollow or chemical alternatives normally associated wit these lightweight panels, making it easier for you to install.

STARlite® has undergone specialist testing at FIRA UK. The test was to measure how a finished STARlite® panel performed against FIRA’s Load and Deflection Test. It also included the BS 6222 Part 3 Adhesion Test for the edge banding detail using our PUR Edge adhesive system. The STARlite® lightweight panel achieved the highest rating given by FIRA, with results similar to standard MDF and chipboard. Once again proving the quality of products produced by Starbank.

The decorative options for our STARlite® panels are just as comprehensive as our other wood based panels. Laminates veneers and melamine are all possible. We can supply matching edging on panels up to thickness of 60mm.

For any technical information regarding STARlite® please contact us on 01925 223 965 or email our sales department at sales@starbank-uk.com


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Weight reduced by 40%*

* on average when compared with more traditional methods.

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