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Balsa Wood Alternative

foam-panel-guaranteed-true-flat-lightweight-strongSing Core is the new space age composite material that is the affordable cousin to Balsa wood and has many features that Balsa wood does not have. Using the best combination of science and nature, patented Sing Core is a Balsa wood hybrid, using a natural vertical wood torsion box design.

While torsion box has been used for centuries as lightweight structure, but Sing Core fills the open spaces with recycled foam (available in a variety of densities and material to meet your specifications), then the exterior surfaces (or skins) are bonded, completing the solid structure.

Weigh the alternatives and you can make an educated decision as to whether Sing advanced composites (the best of both worlds) will better suit your needs at less than one-third the weight of Balsa wood at less than half the price.

Balsa wood does have high compression, yet compared to other composite cores, Sing Core tests out at 660 PSI, that is stronger than steel pound for pound (even bullet proof doors don’t test that high). And Sing Core is more ecologically responsible as we use only 8% natural wood fiber (compared to balsa wood’s 100%) yet due to its unique design is much stronger when compared to other materials.

balsa-wood-treeUnlike Balsa wood, Sing Panels are resistant to warp, twist and rot, and they are pre-insulated for insulation and sound-deadening.

And Sing Core is so much more affordable than balsawood, especially if you are considering incorporating it as a lightweight substrate material for a large project, like a door, a table top, conference table, etc… See more applications.

Sing Core’s built-in torsion box structure, where the grid voids are not left unfilled but are filled with EPS foam provides a solid surface for bonding exterior building materials to that will not delaminate over time. Upgrading to closed-cell foam, makes Sing Core a perfect match for marine applications, like decking materials.

Sing Core Compared to Balsa Wood:

  Sing Core Balsa Wood
Oversize? Yes No
Sing Core excels in area of large oversize products due to its unique properties and can be up to 50 foot length.
Affordable? Yes No
Even though Sing Core technology is used in high-end applications, we make it affordable for broad use in a large number of applications. Sing Core performance is comparable to any high-end core but could be as little cost as low-end wood product core.
Insulation? More Less
Sing Core has built-in insulation value with an R3 to R6.5 rating per inch, depending on client’s needs/specifications.
Sound deadening? More Less
Sing Core’s filler material has natural sound-deadening properties. Other sound-deadening options are available at customer request.
Waterproof upgrade? More Less
Sing Core is available in waterproof upgrade, to accommodate your specific water resistant requirements.
Fire retardant upgrade? Yes No
When used in fire retardant applications, the Sing Core fire retardant door is the lightweight, super-strong, eco-friendly alternative.
Bullet-proof upgrade? Yes No
In high-security end products, most cores used in bullet-proof applications are heavy in weight, causing strain on the infrastructure, unlike Sing Core.
Thickness available? Yes No
Sing Core is readily available in many thicknesses, up to 6 inches in standard thickness, with custom thicknesses available.
Skin options? Yes No
Available in many different exteriors including (but not limited to) aluminum, cement board, cold roll steel, concrete, ceramic tile, fiber glass, galvanize metal, glass, MDF, metal, plastic, plywood, solid wood, stainless steel, etc…
Easy to machine? Yes No
Sing Core is easy to work with in the shop or on-site for sawing, sanding, adding solid wood implants, gluing, cutting and fastening.
Fast turnaround? Yes No
In you’re in a rush, only Sing Core can be custom made within 24 hours and is proudly manufactured for you in the USA.

 

Sing Core is the basis of the Sing Sandwich panel, Sing Panels and Sing Post and Beam, with which you can solve most any structural challenge especially in terms of lightweight, high strength and Eco-friendly building materials, guaranteed.

How to BuyMetal Composite Sing Core panels are true straight, light and strong.

To order Sing Balsa Wood Alternatives submit an order form either by email, info@singhome.com, or print and fax it to: 360.495.4585. We’ll provide a quote within one business day. If you have questions, please contact us.

Easy Ordering

All we need to know is the length, width, thickness and what you desire on the exterior, and your custom specialty panels are made to order. Getting a quote for your specialty product, is easy, thanks to our simple online order system.

Bulk Discounts

If you’re looking for a bargain price, remember, the more you order, the less expensive your total order will be per piece. Quantity and wholesale inquiries are encouraged. Feel free to contact us for more information. Click here for Closeout specials.

Fast turnaround: In you’re in a rush, only Sing Core can be custom made within 24 hours and is proudly manufactured for you in the USA.

Fast delivery: Any thickness and almost any length, less than 5 ft wide, can be made with in 48 hours if it is rush order.

SINGCORE Balsa Wood Alternatives are easy to order. You may choose from our stock panels or order custom sized panels. Our price is based on the length, width, thickness, and quantity. Submit a Work Order by fax or email, and we will give you a quote within one business day. If you have a tight budget, give us a call, we might have an alternative solution tailored to your needs.

 

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Stock Panels

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4 ft. x 8 ft. Standard Sandwich Panels

stack-of-structural-marine-plywood-torsion-box-foam-composite-panels-yacht-buildersEven though Sing Sandwich panels are available in any size, any thickness and host any exterior surface, the following standard panels are regularly stocked sandwich panels and are our most popular honeycomb panels. These advanced composites are the most widely used for a wide variety of applications. Click here to see some of the vast uses of our standard Sing Sandwich panels.

Best use = Substrate
Sing Sandwich panels are best used as substrate for:

Advantages

  • Solid as a rock
  • plywood can be bonded w/regular white glue
  • cold or vacuum press

How to Build

  • For more information on how to build using Sing Sandwich panels, Click Here
Product Total Thickness Grid Size Skin Thickness
Plywood 3/4 inch 2 in. x 2 in. 1/8 inch
Plywood 3/4 inch 3 in. x 3 in. 1/8 inch
Plywood 1 inch 2 in. x 2 in. 1/4 inch
Plywood 1 inch 3 in. x 3 in. 1/4 inch
Plywood 1.56 inch 2 in. x 2 in. 3/8 inch
Plywood 1.56 inch 3 in. x 3 in. 3/8 inch
Aluminum 3/4 inch 2 in. x 2 in. .032
Aluminum 3/4 inch 3 in. x 3 in. .032
Aluminum 1 inch 2 in. x 2 in. .040
Aluminum 1 inch 3 in. x 3 in. .040
Aluminum 1.56 inch 2 in. x 2 in. .063
Aluminum 1.56 inch 3 in. x 3 in. .063

 

foam-panel-guaranteed-true-flat-lightweight-strongCompare Sing Sandwich panels to other sandwich panel core materials.

Sing Core Foam Choice: Our stock sandwich panels feature extruded polystyrene as rigid insulation but may be upgraded to polystyrene to meet your specifications at an additional charge.

Sing Edge Option: Sing Sandwich panels have no solid edge. In the event that you require wood edges (or edges and/or implants of plastic or aluminum) Sing Panels would be better suited for your use.

Sing Sandwich vs. Sing Panel: Our regularly stocked and most in-demand honeycomb panels are our plywood panels and aluminum metal panels which are lightweight and stronger than steel pound for pound.

How to BuyMetal Composite Sing Core panels are true straight, light and strong.

To order Sing Stock Panels submit an order form either by email, info@singhome.com, or print and fax it to: 360.495.4585. We’ll provide a quote within one business day. If you have questions, please contact us.

Easy Ordering

All we need to know is the length, width, thickness and what you desire on the exterior, and your custom specialty panels are made to order. Getting a quote for your specialty product, is easy, thanks to our simple online order system.

Bulk Discounts

If you’re looking for a bargain price, remember, the more you order, the less expensive your total order will be per piece. Quantity and wholesale inquiries are encouraged. Feel free to contact us for more information. Click here for Closeout specials.

Fast turnaround: In you’re in a rush, only Sing Core can be custom made within 24 hours and is proudly manufactured for you in the USA.

Fast delivery: Any thickness and almost any length, less than 5 ft wide, can be made with in 48 hours if it is rush order.

SINGCORE Stock Panels are easy to order. You may choose from our stock panels or order custom sized panels. Our price is based on the length, width, thickness, and quantity. Submit a Work Order by fax or email, and we will give you a quote within one business day. If you have a tight budget, give us a call, we might have an alternative solution tailored to your needs.

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Advanced Composites

Sing-composite-panel-core-torsion-box-foam-hybrid-lightweight-high-strengthSing Core technology is manifested in so many ways we’ve tried to narrow down the basics to make the possibilities easy to comprehend.

What are Sing Composites?
Sing Composites are the combining of different abundant raw materials for the greater good. Sing Composites are:

  • Stronger
  • Lightweight
  • Eco-friendly

While reducing:

  • Waste
  • Energy
  • Production costs
  • Labor costs
  • Shipping costs

To understand Sing Core technology, you must understand that in all Sing Core products the Sing Core is the actual core of the product that produces the vast number of characteristics that make up the Sing Core line.

Sing Core with two exterior skins is a Sing Sandwich Panel, adding solid edges makes a Sing Panel. Basically, all the products listed below are Sing Panels, separated into shape, size and dimensional categories and primarily feature wood exteriors, but could be available in nearly any exterior material. We do all this, and make it affordable to have the greatest impact on the world.

All Sing Core products share the same exceptional characteristics.

Best Seller, the most versatile: 2×12

There are three basic formats for demonstrating the attributes of the Sing Core material, they are:

1. Sing Plywood

Sing-composite-engineered-plywood-panels-lightweight-high-strengthSing Plywood enables you to use a lightweight, strong, wooden torsion-box panel empowering you to create anything from basic furniture, large sliding doors or to create affordable housing with unparalleled longevity.

  • available in large almost seamless oversized panels
  • as large as 12 ft wide x 48 ft in length
  • as thin as 1/2 inch
  • Can be as much as 6 inches thick

Oversize Sing Plywood will have the tightest seam that will not shift due to patented technology, making it guaranteed to maintain structural integrity and seal, unlike solid wood.

With an appearance identical to traditional plywood, the physical characteristics are nothing short of shocking in comparison, as Patented Sing Plywood

2. Sing Planks

Eco-friendly-sing-composite-wood-planks-high-strength-lightweight-structural-insulatedSing Core Wood Planks are elongated and rectangular solid wood on six sides, a lightweight super-strong eco-friendly alternative to solid wood material used in carpentry and the construction of ships, houses, bridges and other structures.

In stock standard sizes of Sing Planks:

  • 2×8
  • 2×10
  • 2×12

Sing wood planks are available in any width from eight to twelve inches, any thickness from 1/8 inch to six inches and any length up to 50 feet long.

A variety of options are available for your Sing Wood Planks and wood door blanks

3. Sing Post and Beam

Sing-composite-post-and-beam-structural-insulated-lightweight-high-strengthSing Posts and Beams are more dimensionally stable and structurally sound than any other building material; maintaining unparalleled strength over long spans, while remaining lightweight. Sing Posts and beams are super strong and resistant to rot, weather and temperature variations, warp and twist.

In stock standard sizes of Sing Posts and Beams:

  • 4×4
  • 4 x 6
  • 5 x 8
  • 6 x 8
  • 8 x 8
  • 8 x 10
  • 8 x 12

Sing Posts and Beams are available in any width from four to twelve inches, any thickness from 4 inches to forty-eight inches and any length up to 50 feet long.

Sing Laminate Beams replace oversize traditional laminate beams sporting superior strength and lightweight, while retaining all the natural wood beauty. For more information, see Sing Post and Beam

 


 

Sing Core Menu

SKIN Thickness PANEL PLANK POST & BEAM CUSTOM
Plywood 1/8″ – 1 1/8″ 4 x 8 – 4 x 16 2″ x 6″ – 2″ x 24″ 4″ x 4″ – 12″ x 12″ Almost any size…
Wood Stave 1/8″ 4 x 8 – 4 x 16 2″ x 6″ – 2″ x 24″ 4″ x 4″ – 12″ x 12″ Almost any size…
Wood Plank 1/4″ – 2″ 4 x 8 – 4 x 16 2″ x 6″ – 2″ x 24″ 4″ x 4″ – 12″ x 12″ Almost any size…
Aluminum .020 – .090 4 x 8 – 4 x 16 2″ x 6″ – 2″ x 24″ 4″ x 4″ – 12″ x 12″ Almost any size…
Metal varies 4 x 8 – 4 x 16 2″ x 6″ – 2″ x 24″ 4″ x 4″ – 12″ x 12″ Almost any size…
Fiberglass varies 4 x 8 – 4 x 16 2″ x 6″ – 2″ x 24″ 4″ x 4″ – 12″ x 12″ Almost any size…
HPL .020 – .040 4 x 8 – 4 x 16 2″ x 6″ – 2″ x 24″ 4″ x 4″ – 12″ x 12″ Almost any size…
Cement Bd 1/8 – 1/4 4 x 8 – 4 x 16 2″ x 6″ – 2″ x 24″ 4″ x 4″ – 12″ x 12″ Almost any size…

 

The surface material that is featured on Sing Core material greatly enhances the characteristics of the end product and endows it with unique properties for a variety of products and applications. Examples include:

1. Plywood

Sing-composite-plywood-lightweight-high-strength-to-your-specifications-engineered-woodWhen Sing Core is sandwiched between two exterior skins of plywood, the result is a building material that is unmatched in the world of standard building materials due to the increased strength and lightweight properties of the end product, as well as resistance to warp and twist.

Standard plywood exterior surfaces are available in

  • 1/8”
  • 1/4″
  • 3/8”
  • 1/2”

You may specify the individual characteristics of the plywood used to your specifications. For more information, see: Sing Plywood

2. Wood Stave

Sing-composite-flooring-panels-lightweight-high-strength-engineered-woodWoodstaves (a narrow length of wood “stave” with a slightly beveled edge) can be utilized to form the exterior of Sing Core. These can be used to replace other types of solid wood building materials.

Standard wood stave exterior measures:

  • 1/8”

Other thicknesses of wood stave may be available upon request, in nearly any wood species.

For more information on Sing Core’s wood staves, see Wood Staves

3. Wood Plank

Sing-composite-natural-wood-plank-lightweight-eco-friendly-high-strengthSandwiching Sing Core between two wood planks results in an incredibly strong structural-strength building material, that will remain straight and true, lasting the test of time.

Standard wood plank thicknesses include:

  • 1/4″
  • 1/2”
  • 3/4″
  • 1”
  • 1 1/2″
  • 2”

Other thicknesses are available upon request per your specifications. Fore more information, see Sing Wood Planks

4. Aluminum

Sing-composite-lightweight-aluminum-panels-high-strength-eco-friendlyOne of our most popular Sing Core surface material is aluminum due to its unique properties, especially when maintaining true flatness over a long spans.

Standard aluminum facing material sizes are:

  • .020
  • .032
  • .063
  • .090

For more information on Sing aluminum materials see Sing Aluminum

5. Metal

Sing-composite-lightweight-metal-panels-aluminum-stainless-steel-galvanized-high-strengthExpanding on the widespread potentials of Sing Core, metal is used in order to imbue it with essential attributes for specific design integration, solving the problems of lightweight without compromising strength (as Sing Core bonded with metal is actual stronger than solid metal).

Standard metal panels are lighter and stronger than steel and available in the following metals:

  • Aluminum
  • Tin
  • Colled-rolled steel
  • Galvonized
  • Stainless steel
  • Stainless diamondplate

That is just a sample of the many varieties of metal that can be used to house Sing Core. We can use nearly any metal material to accommodate your needs while resulting in a superior end product.

For More information of Sing Metal, see Metal Index

6. FRP Fiberglass

Fiberglass, FRP and plastic skins are popular exterior surfaces for Sing Core. A variety of options exist, for more information, see Fiberglass Index

7. HPL High Pressure Laminate

High Pressure Laminate (HPL) is resistant to abrasion, high temperatures, shock, flame and can be used in both interior and exterior applications.

Available in standard thicknesses: .020, .040

8. Cement Board

Cement board is a versatile Sing Core exterior due to its unique properties of water resistance, will not mold, mildew or physically break down in the continued presence of moisture or leaks.

Available in standard thickness: 1/8”, 1/4″

… And nearly any other building material known to man…