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$100 for You to Help Save the World

$100 CHALLENGE

 

We are giving you $100.00 if you can help us find the new material that we are in desperate need of to reduce the green house effect. If it is not newly invented Sing Core, we need to know what is:

The Most Important Invention of the Century

in terms of

Lightweight, High-strength and Eco-Friendly

(Google search allowed)

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Sing Core is being called, “the most important invention of the century in terms of lightweight, high-strength and eco-friendly.” We are so certain, in fact, that we are offering $100 to anyone who can find a more significant invention in this century.
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That’s right; if you can help us find a more significant energy solution that has more potential to save our planet, in terms of lightweight, high-strength and environmentally friendly… we will give you $100 for helping us find it… and we will proudly promote the results of your research in our attempt to make the world a better place.

Send your challenges to admin@lightweightuniversity.com

Research Challenge submissions must be received by September 30th, 2013.

 

 

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Structural Improvement

Sing Core Honeycomb Slice1-2 Sing Core vs. Other Cores

Compared to other material Sing Core is possibly the most significant Eco-friendly, renewable structural advancement in the last century increasing the strength and reducing the weight of any solid structural material.

When compared to solid material, Sing Core:

  • uses less solid material
  • environmentally sound
  • structurally stronger
  • lasts longer
  • less expensive than most solid material
  • easier to work with

The conclusions in the following chart are based on our independent analysis. If you do not agree with any comparison results, please let us know. If you agree that these conclusions are accurate, please share this with your friends to help us build a better, more sustainable world.

Sing Core Comparisons Based on 2″ x 2″ Grids

Sing Core Foam Aluminum Balsawood Nomex Plastic Cardboard
Insulation x x x x x
Sound Deadening x x x x x
Lightweight x x
Strength x x x
Solid x x x x
Eco-friendly x x x x
Renewable x x x x
Oversize x x x x x x
Dimensionally Stable
Affordable x x x x x
Waterproof Upgrade? x x
Fire Retardant Upgrade? x
Bullet-proof Upgrade x x x x x
Thickness Available x x x x x x
Skin Options x x x x x x
Easy to Machine x x x x x x
Fast Turnaround x x x x x x

Insulation: Sing Core has built-in insulation value with an R3 to R6.5 rating per inch, depending on client’s needs/specifications.

Sound deadening: Sing Core’s filler material has natural sound-deadening properties. Other sound-deadening options are available at customer request.

Light weight: When compared to other materials Sing Core weighs much less, as much as 50% less, or more, as little as 4 lbs. per sq. ft. yet eco-friendly. This advanced technology used in the aviation industry is now available for use in your home.

Strength: Sing Core based on 2″ x 2″ grids and 3/4″ thick = 660 PSI. For instance, aluminum 3/8″ grids = 30+ PSI (smaller grids should be more strength). Sing Core’s superior strength comes from its advanced torsion box design.

Solid: Sing Core is solid like a rock. While the vertical wood grain torsion box core may be compared to other hollow honeycomb cores, the Sing Core voids are not hollow as they are bonded wall-to-wall and filled with recycled foam for a strong, solid substrate.

Eco-friendly: Sing Core is manufactured using natural wood fibers, no formaldehyde, or toxic chemicals, is created using less energy than any other core material with little or no waste.

Renewable: The structure of Sing Core is 100% renewable (nature-grown) clean fiber and/or recycled material.

Oversize: Sing Core excels in area of large oversize products due to its unique properties and can be up to 50 foot length.

Dimensionally stable: Sing Core is the most dimensionally stable building material allowing us to create large, oversize products (i.e., doors, up to 50 ft.) that are true flat exceeding AWI standards and can be guaranteed to be true flat. Large oversize panels can be truly dimensionally stable without any movement due to temperature and moisture change.

Affordable: 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.

Waterproof upgrade: Sing Core is available in waterproof upgrade, to accommodate your specific water resistant requirements.

Fire retardant upgrade: When used in fire retardant applications, the Sing Core fire retardant door is the lightweight, super-strong, eco-friendly alternative.

Bullet-proof upgrade: 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: Sing Core is readily available in many thicknesses, up to 6 inches in standard thickness, with custom thicknesses available.

Skin options: 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: 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: 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.

Even though Sing Core is less expensive than most solid material, the end result is more structurally sound, lightweight, will not compromise over time and reduces the amount of man-hours and equipment to install.

Sing Core is a honeycomb sandwich panel composite material with built in structural grids. Sing Core could have the exterior surface skin of any material including, but not limited to wood (seen in photo), metal, plastic, glass, Kevlar, even concrete and cement. The strength of our design is due to the structural grids made of naturally abundant, renewable, vertical grain veneer wood fiber. Sing Core is constructed in a fashion similar to torsion box technology most commonly found in the aeronautics and space exploration industries.

This technology is what allows our panels remain strong, lightweight, and flat without denting, cracking, and warping. See a comparison here. Inventor Peter Sing uses this torsion box technology, along with wood fiber and foam to create patented Sing honeycomb core: the incredibly strong, true flat, lightweight, renewable composite material of the future. Check out our products section to see a few different applications.

Engineering Myth-busters

  • Heavy is not equivalent to strong
  • Lightweight is not equivalent to weak
  • Expensive material does not ensure high function
  • Solid material is overused and not ecologically responsible

Most construction is a waste of materials, natural resources and has a negative impact on our planet. Solid materials are overused in an attempt to increase the strength or lifespan of the project. This excess of materials and resources is not necessary… and can be likened to killing a fly with a machine gun.

It may be hard to believe, at first, but for the first time in our history, a truly responsible structural alternative can be found in Sing Core technology. Many of our clients were skeptical when they queried us about our lightweight and strong solutions to their design challenges.

That is why Sing Core is the secret ingredient found in the homes, offices, estates and showrooms of royalty, political and religious high-end environments. Once you try the Sing Core alternative, you will never go back to traditional building materials in some cases.

Traditional honeycomb panels have come to the rescue addressing the lightweight needs of industry. Sing Core is compatible to (if not well out-performing) most honeycomb technology in terms of weight, but no other honeycomb core can compare to Sing Core in terms of strength. None.

Before today, you did not know about Sing Core’s environmentally responsible solutions to function and sustainability. Now that you do, what will you do with that knowledge?

Take the Sing Core challenge.

 

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True Green Technology

Why Sing Core is “True Green” Technology

Why Sing Core veneer structure is “Green” and the most earth friendly way to use natural and manmade materials?

Many people ask… “Is the foam used in Sing honeycomb core a green product?”

The answer is yes when looked at in terms of sustainability.

The life cycle assessment (LCA) is emerging as the accepted way to determine the true environmental impact of any product. LCA provides a “cradle to grave” measurement of a product’s environmental impacts from raw material extraction and manufacturing through distribution, use, maintenance, and disposal. A good example that we are all familiar with is a coffee or tea cup made of Styrofoam or a coffee mug made of same material but enclosed in a solid container. Solo cups are only used once than thrown away as garbage to fill our land fill. But the same solo cup material made into a permanent coffee mug could last 10 years without being replaced. You will agree that the same materials use, life span, and impact on the environment are the way to judge green and non green. The cost of solo eps foam cup is not only how much you spend for 10,000 cups during 10 years of time. (Assuming: 3 times a day x 365 days, times 10 years = 10,000 solo cups to the land fill from one person.) ——- But the total cost is the energy to produce, ship raw materials, and disposal. LCA studies show that wood is better for the environment than steel or concrete in terms of embodied energy, global warming potential, air emissions, water emissions, and solid waste production. Sing Honeycomb core structure is made of 100% natural vertical grain wood veneer. This sets us apart from our counterparts who use paper, particle board, aluminum, and plastic.

Furniture made of honeycomb can last 10 times or longer than furniture made of paper honeycomb, and particle board. If the price of Sing Core furniture is divided by 10, it will be the most economic furniture on the market today.

If you consider the life span of these products than you will agree Sing honeycomb is the answer for green products. Sing honeycomb products are made of recycled foam, and 100% clean wood veneer.

Sing honeycomb reinforces, reduces the weight and replaces the high energy consuming materials such as wood, plastic, metal, fiberglass, and concrete with minimum impact to the earth.

The following is the energy consumption comparison of sing honeycomb vs. wood, and wood vs. the other man made materials for your reference.

The energy consumption of wood products vs. others:

The energy required to produce one ton of wood is much less than that for other materials.

Compared to the energy required to produce a ton of wood, it takes:

5 times more energy to produce 1 ton of cement

14 times more energy to produce 1 ton of glass.

24 times more energy to produce 1 ton of steel.

126 times more energy to produce 1 ton of aluminum

Sing honeycomb vs. wood, —— Sing honeycomb only has 10% or less of wood and almost 90% of air. It is the strongest lightweight, renewable material made of vertical grain natural wood veneer fiber. Products made of Sing honeycomb core are the strongest lightweight renewable products available at a low cost.

Deciding if a product is “Green” should be based on the Life Cycle Assessment and energy consumption required to produce, transport, and dispose. This is why Sing Honeycomb is a truly “Green” product.

Facts about Polyurethane Foam

Heating and cooling costs amount to 50% to 70% of the energy used in the average American home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. To stem these costs, maintain uniform temperature, and lower noise levels in homes, as well as commercial properties, builders turn to rigid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam — one of today’s most effective insulation materials available for roof and wall insulation, insulated windows and doors and air barrier sealants. Polyurethane use in building and construction accounts for more than 25% of the total polyurethane market in North America.

Rigid polyurethane and polyiso products deliver a unique combination of properties, as described below.

Energy Efficiency

  • Polyurethane and polyiso foams have one of the highest insulating R-values per inch of all commercially available products today. With typical values in the range of R 5.6 to R 8 per inch, it is possible to have thinner walls and lower profile roofs while maximizing efficiency, increasing space utilization and reducing operating costs.
  • Increasing the thickness of polyiso roof insulation by 1 degree or more above the ASHRAE required thickness significantly reduces your energy costs while providing a positive rate of return on the cost of installation.
  • Entry doors having a rigid polyurethane foam core help inhibit sound and add insulation value that further reduces heating and cooling energy needs.
  • Polyurethane foam sealants, applied on-site, expand to fill energy-wasting, air-infiltrating gaps around window frames, plumbing pipes, and electrical outlets.
  • Energy studies performed by Texas A&M on their own roofs show the energy cost reductions obtained by applying spray polyurethane foam (SPF) to more than 8 million square feet of roofing paid for the cost of the retrofit in a little over three years.
  • “Reflective” plastic coverings over polyurethane foam-insulated roofs bounce sunlight and radiant heat away from a building, helping the structure stay cool and reducing energy use for air conditioning.

High Performance

  • Rigid polyurethane and polyiso foams are made with a remarkably strong, yet lightweight, low-density structure that is both dimensionally stable and moisture-resistant with low vapor transmission.

    This special combination of properties allows manufacturers to design thermal insulating products that are self-supporting, can be combined with a wide range of substrates while requiring no additional adhesive, and — when combined with the proper materials — perform as external weather and moisture barriers.

  • High-performance polyurethane insulation can be spray applied to various substrates, or molded to special shapes in relatively large sizes. It can also be protected against UV degradation and re-coated to extend performance life.
  • Polyurethane and polyiso products, when properly installed, are not affected by oil-based waterproofing or dampproofing compounds, insecticides or fertilizers.
  • Both polyurethane and polyiso foams are widely used in the fabrication of steel faced building panels for various categories of commercial building construction. Applications range from cold storage warehouses used in the food and beverage industry to high-tech looking offices, medical buildings, airports and even manufacturing facilities. When bonded to metal skins, a composite building unit is formed with long spanning capabilities. The light in weight and high insulation value make these products ideal for renovating exteriors of older buildings because typically the existing building cladding can be left in place and the existing structure does not need to be reinforced.

Versatility

  • Polyiso laminate boardstock is one of the most popular insulations used in conventional roofs. In fact, polyiso laminate boardstock, used primarily in roofing and wall insulation, accounts for 85 percent of the total usage of rigid polyurethane foam in construction applications.

    For special exterior designs, foam core panels offer a wide variety of colors and profiles for walls and roofs, and reduced weight for easier handling and a lighter supporting structure.

  • Some rigid polyurethane foams can be applied on-site to seal gaps and cover irregular shapes. Such foams include spray, pour-in-place, and one-component foams.
  • SPF forms a seamless layer of insulation, fills gaps and seams during application, and covers irregular shapes that are hard to insulate with rigid boards. This reduces drafts considerably while creating stiffer, quieter buildings.
  • For durability and stability, rigid polyurethane foam-cored entry doors and garage doors are available in finishes and styles to suit even the most particular client.
  • Structural insulated panels (SIPS) have a foam core insulation with both an exterior and interior facing, and can be made part of the structure of a building. Facing materials include gypsum, engineered wood or natural wood products. These insulated panels, manufactured in a controlled environment, improve product quality, speed erection of buildings, and reduce the amount of wood necessary for the structural framing. The finished product saves not only time and energy, but natural resources and the environment as well.

Thermal/Mechanical Performance

  • The qualities of rigid polyurethane and polyiso foam reduce energy transfer, resist moisture, maintain dimensional stability, remain airtight and often support a structural role.

    Polyurethane and polyiso foams also function in temperature extremes, do not deform or distort, and are not subject to damage by the moisture that may result from condensation. Polyiso is stable over a wide temperature range (-100°F to +250°F) and can be used as a component in hot- asphalt roofing systems.

  • The mechanical strength of these foams is remarkable. High compressive and shear strengths allow low-density insulating cores to be faced with relatively thin steel or aluminum, yet span long distances unsupported. For example, the foam can hold together many of the components in a refrigerator or hot-water heater while it continues to perform as thermal insulation. This unique combination of properties allows rigid polyurethane foams to be used in many diverse applications.
  • Polyiso roof insulation is a Factory Mutual Class 1 material approved for use in all types of roofing systems without a thermal barrier, saving both labor and material while providing the best energy efficient roof available.

Environmental

  • The environmental benefits of rigid polyurethane foam are significant, and include increased energy efficiency and reductions in energy-efficient construction costs, reduced project weight and savings of all the construction components that the material replaces. Given the widespread adoption of rigid polyurethane foam in today’s construction, these savings are multiplying at an increasing rate around the world.
  • Better insulation typically results in lower energy use. In some cases, mechanical heating and cooling equipment can be downsized, further increasing space utilization.
  • Buildings can be constructed with thinner walls, while roofs require shorter fasteners.
  • Less complicated and lighter-weight products are usually produced using fewer manufacturing steps, less energy in manufacturing, and less energy in transportation.
  • By increasing the thickness of polyiso roof insulation by 1” or more above the ASHRAE required thickness in commercial buildings, it reduces CO2 emissions by thousands of pounds, SO2 emissions by thousands of grams, and NOx emissions by thousands of grams per year and the energy conservation achieved by insulating and sealing the building effectively helps reduce CO2 emissions associated with the burning of fossil fuels.

Rigid polyurethane and polyiso foams contribute to society and culture by conserving resources. Their ideal properties exceed those of any comparable material in strength-to-weight ratio, R-value and durability, while their versatility enables builders to use them for dozens of different applications, each yielding high performance and exceptional energy efficiency.

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About Sing Log Homes

About Sing Log Homes

sing-log-home-inventor-peter-singThe Sing home-building system started in 1992 as the founder /inventor Peter Sing patented his first vertical grain square log. There were already 24 patents under his name at that time. Since then, there have been a dozen more inventions related to home building products and methods and most are now in production as part of the Sing home-building system.

ENERGY EFFICIENT
ENVIROMENTALLY FRINEDLY

All the inventions of Mr. Sing are based on improving our life style with the least burden to our Mother Nature. These inventions pertain to energy efficient, sustainable, environmentally friendly, non-toxic, recyclable, longevity building materials. These are the prime emphasis of the Sing home-building system. Because of this, Sing home has been invited to build several full size homes in different home shows.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADESsing-home-composite-building-materials-inventor-peter-sing

Over the last 15 years Sing Home has proven itself to be among the strongest, most energy efficient and environmentally responsible of home-building systems.

  • In 2002 Sing home was honored to build the featured home in the San Francisco bay area, at the Peninsula Home Show.
  • Sing picture window structure frame has the highest insulation of any picture windows in history – R-28 instead of the conventional window frame of R-2 or less
  • Sing home building materialsfeature dimensionally stable vertical grain timber, which is –less twisting, checking and shrinking. It provides the greatest strength and utilizes the less natural wood fibers.
Sing Square Log Homes