TransCore

A lightweight, abrasion and puncture resistant, engineered thermoplastic composite marine decking sandwich panel. The panel is engineered with herculean foam technology in the core combined with high glass content skins optimized to provide durability and stiffness at the lowest weight possible. The product is FDA direct food contact compliant, hydrophobic, resists corrosion, mildew, degradation, can be easily cleaned, and provides an insulating value. Both sides feature the patent-pending UV protected Surlok ® not only contains BioStat™ technology but is optimized for adhering to polyurethane foam and adhesive systems. The skin layup provides exceptional durability on the top surface. Maximum stiffness, and adequate screw retention to save weight and outperform traditional FRP/plywood solutions.

Architectural Panel Products Industries, APPI

Made with HercuLean technology

HercuLean can be used as a stand-alone structural foam or as a core material for laminates to provide high-strength structure in a variety of applications, it has the capability to provide extruded profiles, planks, and sheet stock in multiple thicknesses and densities, designed to performance specifications required. APPI can produce large, one-piece sheet stock with fabrication equipment for cut-to-size needs, providing our customers with a vast scope of design possibilities.

Advantages

Simple

  • Similar to wood, i.e. nailing, screwing, gluing
  • One-piece pane

Clean

  • Environmentally friendly
  • 100% recyclable

Strong

  • High stiffness
  • Multiple densities available for specified
    strength to weight ratio

Resistant

  • High mechanical resistance & low weight
  • No water absorption
  • High chemical resistance
  • Water vapor & weather resistant

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Architectural Panel Products Industries, APPI
Architectural Panel Products Industries, APPI

Specifications

HercuLean™ is an innovative structural foam that can replace wood in boat building, transportation and recreational vehicles, construction and more. This revolutionary product can inherently withstand common elements that break down wood. Unlike wood, HercuLean closed-cell foam does not splinter and is resistant to ultraviolet rays, moisture, mold, mildew, rot, and insects. Through our strategic partners’ fiber-reinforced offerings and lamination capabilities, HercuLean foam acts as a key component of the TransCore™ composite “sandwich” panel, delivering an engineered solution as a replacement for wood-like products.

Property (Test Method)

Units

WW02301812C192BB

Layup Description

 

 

A heavy-duty skinned structural panel. The top and bottom skins consist of Series 90 HD Liner. The structural panel includes a thermoplastic foamed core with Herculean technology.

Normal Thickness

in

0.718

Nominal Weight

Lbs/ft²

1.79

Nominal Skin Thickness

in

0.082

Nominal Foam Core Density

Lbs/ft³

12.5

Fastener Pull out Strength

(ASTM D1761)

lbs

Typical 215 lbs.

(#8 Wood Screw, 0.540”- Top skin only)

½” Ball Puncture Strength

(Internal RTM0001 – 12” x 12” Span)

lbs

1632 lbs

Flatwise Compression Strength

(ASTM C365)

psi

Typical 241

Flexural Modulus

(ASTM D3043 3PT 22” Span, 3” x24”)

psi

Typical 967,711

(maximum stiffness direction)