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MultiPanel

FAQ's

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What is MultiPanel made of?

MultiPanel is manufactured from a high density polyurethane composite material made partially from renewably sourced plant-based oils and high density polyurethane foam. MultiPanel has many energy efficient and eco friendly properties.

Where is MultiPanel made?

MultiPanel Pty Ltd is an Australian owned and operated company, established in 2000 to manufacture lightweight, waterproof building panels. MultiPanel is manufactured in Victoria, Australia.

Where can I buy MultiPanel from?

MultiPanel is available from any one of our many distribution outlets, both in Australia  and overseas. Please visit our Distributors Page to find your nearest outlet. 

Is MultiPanel Eco Friendly?

MultiPanel is an Eco Friendly and Eco Specified material. MultiPanel is a durable, lightweight and zero added VOC building panel made partially from plant-based oils and high density polyurethane. Panels can be a suitable replacement for timber based comparative products, conserving forests. With MultiPanel being so Lightweight it saves in transport energy and allows for easy installation. For more information visit EcoSpecifier

Is MultiPanel light or heavy?

MultiPanel is extremely lightweight. It is up to 70% lighter than traditional building materials. At 5.2kg for an 8mm panel that is 2400x1200mm in size, it makes working with the panel simple.

Is MultiPanel Waterproof?

YES. Due to its closed cell structure MultiPanel does not absorb any moisture, making it 100% waterproof.

How do I join MultiPanel?

MultiPanel recommends glue and mechanically fix for joining. The recommended adhesive is polyurethane adhesive. MultiPanel can supply our own branded PU adhesive, we advise the customer read labels on MultiPanel adhesive as well as any other adhesive before any application.  Mechanical fixing can be screws, pins or nails. Whilst the main source of adhesion is from the polyurethane, the mechanical fixing holds the joint in place while the adhesive sets. 

Many options are available for joining MultiPanel, including butt joins and tongue and groove joins. A tongue and groove joint, glued with polyurethane adhesive, provides strength similar to the MultiPanel. This allows off cuts of MultiPanel to be glued to make new sheets or joints can be positioned off the supporting studs, without affecting the strength of the system. 

What tools do I use to cut MultiPanel?

The high density and homogeneous content of MultiPanel allow traditional wood working tools to be used. MultiPanel can also be CNC and waterjet cut. Laser cutting is not recommended, the flame retardant added to MultiPanel will promote charring.

Can I bend MultiPanel?

MultiPanel can be heat formed into virtually any shape. In some situations it is best to bend the MultiPanel with the finish already applied. In most situations, form the MultiPanel first then apply a finish.

MultiPanel requires heat to reach the core before it will successfully bend. Heating MultiPanel can be achieved with a heat gun for small areas, an oven or heat lamp for larger pieces or any other heat source that will provide the required heat.

MultiPanel will start to soften around 70-80oC, the optimum bending temperature will be about 95-110oC. The optimum bending temperature will not change with the thickness of the panel (i.e. 95-110 is correct for all thicknesses), it is just the length of time it takes for the full thickness of the foam to reach the equilibrium temperature.

Can MultiPanel be screwed?

MultiPanel has no grain to hold fixings. MultiPanel recommends a timber dowel or nylon insert be glued into place. Other methods are possible provided the thread of the fixing is not reliant on the MultiPanel to hold. Using an insert applies to all fixings into MultiPanel where pressure will be relied upon, like door handles or hinges.

Can MultiPanel be routed?

As mentioned previously, MultiPanel can be CNC and waterjet cut. However Laser cutting is not recommended, the flame retardant added to MultiPanel will promote charring.

What types of finishes can I use with MultiPanel?

MultiPanel is compatible with a wide variety of finishes including laminates, veneers, renders, texture, acrylic and 2-Pak paints, granite, marble, stone, all types of fibreglass and many more. Please contact MultiPanel for clarification on specific types of finishes.