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Exporting Eco-friendly Building Materials Made in the USA

The lightweight and high-strength attributes of SingCore are spanning the globe as designers, architects, and project managers continue to specify their projects have, “SingCore Inside.”

The only 50 year warp-free guarantee and full structure warranty

SingCore is the secret ingredient in building projects – especially those of large size and components with long spans – where certain challenges become apparent in translating the creator’s vision to real life.

Many problems associated with large, oversized projects or elements become apparent when attempting to bring an original design to life, mostly concerned with weight and strength.

Until now, very strong building materials were heavy in weight. This extra weight creates problems for the structure in terms of stress and strain over time. Lightweight building materials may be substituted for the stronger heavy ones, but compromises are made which may compromise the strength and integrity of the project.

This is the quandary facing development teams and precisely the point where SingCore provides the solution to the problems facing developers of large projects.

Crane hoisting pivot door to Manhattan penthouse

Such as issues in the tallest of buildings, not only in New York (where most of our product is shipped to nationally) but across the ocean, like in this, one of the tallest buildings in Bangkok, Thailand.

Crane hoisting large pivot doors, posts and beams

Fortunately, due to the extreme lightweight of SingCore building products, such as panels, posts and beams, entire containers of building materials could be sent from the factory located in Washington State in the USA to the job site in Bangkok at a fraction of the shipping cost of other materials.

Lightweight building materials easy to transport, less risk of danger or injury

The lightweight characteristics of SingCore also enables the materials to be quickly and easily lifted by crane without risk or danger of heavier materials while being able to be indisputably and safely manhandled by staff and laborers, rather than utilizing heavy equipment to maneuver the materials throughout the job site.

Lightweight large pivot doors easily carried by hand on job site without heavy equipment

37 ft. Tall Pivot Doors

If you’re designing a conference center with 40 ft. ceilings and need a row of 37 ft. tall pivot doors to act as room dividers, you are going to be faced with the issues concerning strength vs. weight. In order to keep the 37 ft. tall doors from warping, your design team is faced with the challenge.

If you dared to think, “What if I could have it all?” If it were possible, you would like to have insulation for its sound deadening qualities and climate control. Then you could just hang insulated baffles, but you would compromise the function of have pivot doors and they could easily fail as they have no strength.

Problem solvers would suggest that aluminum or steel could solve the problem, but the weight of a 37 ft. tall pivot doors would be very, dangerous to install and very expensive for the 37 ft. tall pivot doors, as well as the heavy duty pivot door hardware, which would probably cost many times the price of the large metal door itself.

This is the common paradox facing the designers dealing with the weight vs. strength issue, especially in large doors.

This is where SingCore shines as it rescues the plight of engineers and contractors fervently attempting to bring the designer’s vision come to life. SingCore is the only Eco-friendly, insulated lightweight, high-strength building material that outperforms other lightweight building materials so much, that it is the only material that can be used to build a large non-warping door of any size in any application.

Insulated Strength and Rigidity

SingCore is the provider of highly advanced high precision panels, posts and beams for high-end applications and clients all over the world. These patented building materials are unique in that they are lightweight, stronger than steel, and insulated for R value and sound deadening STC levels.

Man standing on 13 foot span, 1 inch thick panel with little or no deflection

The precision of SingCore as a building material is +/- .006 inch, which makes it a standard for high precision clientele such as NASA and the United States military. The strength is unmatched by any other affordable lightweight material (660+ PSI), making SingCore stronger than steel pound for pound, enabling this material to cover long spans with little supporting structure and deflection, achieving a new standard for less deflection under loads and warp resistance.

2 men standing on 20 ft 1 inch galvanized steel panel

Warp-free Doors

It is now not only possible, but proven, that you can build a warp-free door of any available flat building material – even as problematic a building material as natural wood grain – and have the resulting door be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for 50 years.

No other door can compare to the insulated lightweight strength of doors with Eco-friendly premium SingCore inside.

How Lightweight?

The weight of SingCore is easily one-third the weight (50% to 87%) of solid wood.


Case Study Comparison:

Traditional Pivot Door
Sing Core* Pivot Door
Height: 25 ft
Height: 25 ft

1100 lbs

 

198 lbs

 

In most cases, a large pivot door is very heavy in weight, this requires additional shipping, handling and may require additional heavy equipment to handle the large pivot door on site as well as requiring heavy duty pivot door hardware which based on weight can be many times more expensive than the large pivot door itself.

When your large wood plank pivot doors have SingCore inside, they can weigh-in at 3 lbs. per sq. ft. Your 10×10 pivot door could weigh 300 lbs.

* SingCore pivot doors may vary considerably due to individual weight of architecturally specified materials

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Sing Core Partners with Architects and Designers for a Better World

singcore-architects-designersLightweight 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 Aluminum3Sing 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-made-in-the-usaSing 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.