A Sing Grow Box Growing Room provides the organic vegetable home grower with a completely controlled environment allowing you to grow and nourish their independent eco-system.
Inventor, Peter Sing is making his high-tech reinforced structural insulated panels (the same ones used by NASA, Boeing and the United States military) available to green concerned individuals who take responsibility for supplying non-GMO organic vegetables around the clock regardless of weather or exposure to the elements.
Renowned Sing Core material makes building your green grow box growing room to your specifications quick, easy and painless. Using patented Sing Panels, your grow room will provide you a secure location to grow your vegetables safe and securely, protected from the elements and predators.
You will need to outfit your growing box with the necessary lights, heating/cooling equipment, but you can rest assured that your grow costs will be minimized by the design and features of your grow room.
There are no windows in your giving you complete control of the environment and the growing room grow box can be used indoors or outdoors.
Don’t Be Framed
No frame is necessary to build the grow box growing room, because the structure is built within the internal structure of each Sing Panel. This is how you can easily build your grow room in a day singlehandedly.
Green grow box growing room panels are pre-insulated to help keep your resources maximized; keeping it cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s freezing. This really makes a huge difference when compared to non-insulated greenhouses.
The aluminum walls (optional) are not only high-precision structural interiors and exteriors, but they are also highly reflective maximizing your lighting energy and resources. The outside can be high-gloss painted, like a high-end factory-fresh BMW, (or covered in any exterior material) to your desires or specifications.
Unlike traditional building materials that are heavy in weight, patented Sing grow box growing room panels are a fraction of the weight of plywood or other materials, enabling you to build your grow box singlehandedly in hours. This also saves in shipping and delivery costs all over the United States and abroad.
Only patented Sing Panels are stronger than steel (tested at UW at 660 PSI & up) pound for pound and will not warp, bend, twist or rot and can be guaranteed for life.
Protection from Insects and Predators
Thanks to the high-safety and security of your grow box growing room, your crops will be safe from insects and predators who could compromise all your efforts to go green in a sustainable way. This protects your family and your investment.
Enjoy the best fresh organic tomatoes and herbs thanks to your Eco-friendly insulated grow room.
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 â€œcradle to graveâ€ 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 â€” one of todayâ€™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.
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.
â€œReflectiveâ€ 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.
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 â€” when combined with the proper materials â€” 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.
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.
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 (-100Â°F to +250Â°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.
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 todayâ€™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 1â€ 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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Sing Core Partners with Architects and Designers for a Better World
Lightweight does not mean weak, heavy does not mean strong; just as low cost does not mean inferior. If you are searching for lightweight panel, post and beam in wood, metal, cement board, FPR or plastic for your building design project. Newly Patented Sing core is changing the public’s previous knowledge about lightweight honeycomb sandwich material. Sing core is the only material used in such a wide range of industries and it has endless applications.
Sing Core’s mission is to provide superior eco-friendly product to architects who have share a common goal with Sing product to build a better World creating a healthier, green planet, benefiting all creatures and life forms for extended sustainability for the future.
Sing Core is Eco-Friendly
Sing Core is manufactured with less, energy consumed, using earth-friendly renewable veneers. No formaldehyde is used in the adhesives between the structural and sandwich facings to ensure a true green end-product.
Sing Core is Lightweight
Sing Core is extremely lightweight. Though traditional honeycomb panels and products have been effectively used in your designs, patented Sing Core weight is approximately 4-6 lbs per cubic foot. No other core or sandwich material can lay claim to the lightweight advantages of patented Sing Core.
Sing Core is Strong
Traditional aluminum, paper and/or plastic honeycomb core cell size is commonly 3/8 inch to ¾ inch. The average compression strength are 10 to 100 psi; but the smallest Sing Core grid is 2 inch x 2 inch which when tested at the University of Washington reached 660 psi. for Sing Core’s honeycomb core.
The height of Sing Core could be 6 inches or more and still has superior strength but the average height of traditional cores are limited to mostly within one inch because the taller the core, the less compression strength. That is why you never see aluminum core in a 6 inch thickness, because they fail structurally. Sing Core maintains its strength and integrity in thickness of 6 inches or more. Sing Core is redefining, “lightweight and strong.”
Sing Core’s Unlimited Applications
Sing Core panels are available in thicknesses as little as 1/8”and as thick as 8 inches in lengths of 50 feet or longer, in aluminum, plywood, even cement bprad or ceramic tile or fiberglass or any other facing. Sing Core beams have superior structural integrity and can be 20 x 12 inches thick and 50 feet long (or more).
Sing Core is Made in the USA
100% of Sing Core is proudly manufactured in the USA, using local labor supporting our community. Though Sing Core is also proud to be exported to other countries with green building agendas, our hope is to provide American jobs, supporting the American economy while making America greener and more sustainable, ensuring a bright future for generations to follow.
10 Year Warranty
Sing Core exceeds current code requirements. For example, in the door industry, AWI’s guidelines dictate that a door should be less than ¼ inch flatness. Sing Core routinely builds doors that are over 10 ft or longer in length, yet staying within those 7 ft doors code requirements. Doors made of Sing Core provide 10 years of structure warranty. As a common practice in door industry, most manufacturers offer only a one year warranty.
Products made with patented Sing Core can be easily repaired without compromising it’s original strength, due to the structure of Sing Core and the bonded stress skin which when compared to solid wood and other types of solid materials would pose a significant challenge.
The first container of green patented plywood exported to Asia is the start of something new. Inventor, Peter Sing from McCleary, Washington, invites Americans to join his grass roots eco-revolution.
This might be the first container of a new, lightweight plywood manufactured in the United States of America’s Pacific Northwest exported and received in Bangkok, Thailand.
In a world where little is exported to Asia, especially in the way of wood products, like manufactured plywood because the end product can be manufactured more inexpensively outside the USA, it is interesting that one American company would find an open market in Asia.
Why would Asia import this particular product from the United States?
These finished panels are extremely unique and meet increasing demand for new manufacturing standards being adopted overseas and are now seeing the light of day in America.
The first concern is that the construction industry is seeking more eco-friendly, sustainable solutions for building projects.
In this case, one of the tallest buildings in Bangkok was seeking to find a solution that met the biologically sound agenda with superior strength. The solution to the problems faced by the Thai engineers was discovered using a simple Google search for “lightweight panel” solving not only the ecologically friendly problem, but was also extremely lightweight, super-strong and has a longer lifespan than similar plywood-type products.
The patented Sing Core honeycomb panels were manufactured under the guidelines and supervision of inventor, Peter Sing in McCleary, Washington, who also holds the patent on the Sing Core technology.
According to Inventor Sing, “Sing Core honeycomb panels are lighter weight than paper-core products; stronger than any material including titanium with the same size honeycomb grid for maximum compression; made using less energy and raw materials and less waste than any other similar materials; are manufactured from natural and recycled materials that are renewable and earth friendly… plus,” says Sing, “In a society that has become accustomed to most everything being inexpensive and disposable, we provide Sing Core as a solution that will last for centuries.”
While Asia has been accused recently of dumping plywood solutions (providing under cost in order to decimate the market) to the Americas, resulting in a mandatory 25% duty to offset their economic impact on domestic products, the American-made Sing Core solution is launching a grass roots revolution to return pride to the United States, while providing local jobs, supporting local communities and economies while reducing the greenhouse effect at home.
The unconventional strength is achieved by Sing’s patented design utilizing a vertical-grain wood honeycomb filled with a foam core, that when sandwiched between two laminates is 10-times the strength of traditional plywood solutions, maintaining straightness or flatness over a large span of material.
This project represents less than a tenth of one percent of the solutions that Sing Core technology provides. Peter Sing says, “Sing Core can be used in thousands of applications from furniture manufacture to huge structural challenges. One practical application that we are known for in the USA is for large doors, because ours are so lightweight, stronger and more eco-friendly than anything pound-for-pound and maintain their integrity while lasting hundreds of years.
“We supply to the companies that build products for the President, Statesmen, Prime Ministers, Kings and the Pope, because,” Says Sing, “This is the only eco-friendly solution that solves all the problems of oversize integrity, strength, lightweight and will pass the test of time.” Although high-end clients are currently using this technology, Sing says he wants to bring it to every household stateside; then he plans to take his invention to the rest of the world.
Sing core is an improvement over existing wood components due to its use of less than 10% wood product with the grain perpendicular to the surface of each panel to form the honeycomb matrix sandwiched between two skins of any desired material; it is this design problem/solution that led to the development of his invention which Mr. Sing expects to be a common household name used to describe a new level of quality standard in manufactured products.
Sing Core technology can be applied to nearly any building material including (but not limited to) concrete, metals, fiberglass, plastics, even bulletproof skins can be used, like Kevlar.
Inventor, Peter Sings, wants to take his patented technology to the streets in a grass roots revolution to support working class America, as well as manufacturing facilities across the United States via his virtual training facility, “Lightweight University.” The intricacies and possibilities of Sing’s patented innovations can be shared on an equal platform by participating Americans, whom Sing regards as “consultants” rather than students.
The University is open to all Americans who want to help us build a more sustainable future while shoring up local economies. He says, “Of course the University is open to the manufacturers that we work with, but they are large corporations. My goal is to put this technology into the hands of the people, to put them to work so that they can support their families while making the world a better place.” In making his program available to, “everyone,” he is offering scholarships to those who might need a helping hand in embracing these technological advancements.
Sing explains, “I want to help the one-man operations, mom-and-pop shops and small businesses get back on a profitable track in life and help them achieve a better bottom line by producing products that are superior quality, at a lower base cost than conventional materials, including, scholarships, grants and subsidies for Sing Core for low-end solutions enabling them to compete with lower-quality inexpensive import products.”
What does it take to start up a Sing Core manufacturing facility? Peter Sing answers, “It’s easier than you think. We show you how to set up your manufacturing facility in less space than a single car garage, how to make your own Sing Press with our materials; and we even supply our students with Sing Core at their location on consignment. That means they only pay for the product that they use, as they use it, on demand.”
And it takes less time to learn this new green technology than you might think. Sing explains, “There is no need to go to school for four years to get a job. I can show you how to do this in two weeks, and I will even give you the material that you need to get started.”