Penn Elcom launches UltraFlite, a revolutionary new 100% recyclable flight case panel material which is a game-changer in the world of flight case manufacture!
Utilising this in a building project will dramatically reduce the weight of flight cases … adding to all the positive consequences this brings in a tough and highly durable solution.
Penn Elcom has always been a pioneer of flight case technology and the incredible next generation UltraFlite has been developed after two years of extensive R ‘n’ D coupled with Penn’s vast experience in the field.
Around 80% lighter than traditional wood-ply flight case panels – approximately 1.6kg per square metre – it will be of interest to anyone in the rental, staging, installation and venue sectors who have kit needing to be flight cased for touring or transportation as well as for installations where (light) weight is crucial.
The UltraFlite panel’s skin features an uber-cool honeycomb structure that makes it incredibly tough, extraordinarily light, durable and resistant to liquids and weather.
It has been created to meet the needs and demands of contemporary and future flight case builders, who can dramatically reduce case weight by an impressive 30 – 40 per cent on average by utilising UltraFlight in case design.
Transporting heavy wooden boards around the world will become a thing of the past … and this will make a huge difference to cargo, shipping, air freight and general transport costs. It will also save some trees.
Any contribution to reducing deforestation and climate change – however small it might appear – is worth instigating and switching to UltraFlite will mean less wood is needed globally across the flight case industry! Taken collectively, the potential greening impact is massive.
UltraFlite maintains the ultimate utility and strength expected from premium flight case products, it is extremely stable, and the panels can be cut, drilled and punched just like traditional flight case panels!
The hardened skin is a highly stretched polypropylene fibre composite sandwiched around a hexagonal core – so a flight case built with UltraFlite will resist projectiles and liquids including chemicals and others. It is perfect for numerous weather scenarios like rain, humidity and moisture and is also fungi resistant.
As well as making it seriously sustainable, the panel’s skin and honeycomb structure need fewer resources to produce and their longevity means that fewer replacement panels will be used and needed over the lifespan of the equipment being protected.
Enhanced lightness also equals less overall transportation costs with less fuel consumed to get the kit from show to show by road.
In short, UltraFlite is a good choice for more eco-friendly technology-based, future-proofed flight cases that rock.