Composite Panels

DCTech – Our Business

Proudly Australian owned and operating for over thirty years, DCTech are market leaders in the supply of superior grade insulated panel componentry into the fabrication industry.

Specifically catering to the Caravan & RV, Transport and Defence industries, we supply the highest quality materials utilising the most stringent manufacturing techniques to guarantee your materials are fit for purpose.

As a premium supplier of industry leading composite panel solutions, we offer an extensive range of FRP skins designed for use in floors, walls and roofs, along with varying grades XPS insulated foam core, adhesives, tapes and pultrusions.

Please feel free to contact one of our technical sales representatives for further information

E:  tech@dctech.com.au  T:  1800 051 100

DCT XPS BlockFor technically demanding applications, DCT XPS Block rigid extruded polystyrene board provides long term thermal performance, helping to ensure energy efficiency in a vast range of  commercial and residential applications.
Styrofoam RTM-XStyrofoam RTM-X extruded polystyrene (XPS) thermal insulation distributed by DCTech, is recommended as a core material in sandwich panels for the walls, floors, roofs and doors in refrigerated trucks and containers.
Vetro LD FRP LaminateThis GRP laminates has been created by adapting the VETROLITE technology to obtain a considerable reduction in weight and increased flatness,  even for the smallest thicknesses (from 1.3 mm).
Fibreglass Skins VetroresinaEngineered for optimum dimensional stability, DCT FRP Gelcoat panels are reinforced with Mat cut into glass fibre of different weights, to which additional mats may be added (Woven Roving) of different weights to further enhance the mechanical properties of the panel. The combination of different weights of reinforcements allows for a wide range of DCT FRP Gelcoat panels to be obtained.
LTR PanelKemlite® Embossed Liner, LTR, is a lightweight and durable fiberglass reinforced plastic (frp) panel. It is more cleanable, more stain resistant, and more abrasion resistant than competitive frp panels. Kemlite® is comprised of random chopped fiberglass and polyester resin.
Vetroresina AntislipAnti-slip GRP laminates are a flooring range with ant-slip properties that are waterproof and easy to wash, making them ideal for use as flooring in refrigerated and industrial vehicles.
AdhesivesFloorbond

High performance, professional strength advanced polymer adhesive specifically formulated to be used for most types of panelling installations.

Macroplast

is a solvent-free two-component adhesive, based on polyurethane.

FulaSeal 740

specially designed for use in sealing applications involving non-porous surfaces commonly found in bathrooms, kitchens and laundries.

 
GatorplateKemlite Gatorplate is specifically designed and formulated to protect the lower portion of interior sidewall panels. Gatorplate is used as a scuffplate in high abuse areas of dry van and refrigerated trailers, truck bodies, containers and railcars to minimise dents and tears caused by forklifts and pallets.
PultrusionsPultrusion is a process that enables continuous production of composite profiles with constant cross sections and material properties tailored to specific purposes. The method ensures consistent quality that can be reproduced.

 

IN GENERAL, THIS LAMINATE OFFERS:

  • Good resistance to atmospheric agents
  • Good UV stability
  • Good impermeability
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good electrical insulation
  • Good scratch resistance
  • Ease of cleaning

RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS

Laminates with gelcoat

  • Motor homes and caravans: construction of panels for external walls, doors and lockers
  • Commercial vehicles: construction of panels for internal and external walls and doors
  • Buses: construction of internal and external walls
  • Refrigerated vehicles: construction of panels for internal and external walls and doors
  • Construction: construction of panels for ventilated walls
  • Cold rooms: construction of panels for internal and external walls and doors
  • Mobile laboratories/clinics: construction of panels for internal and external walls and doors
  • Signage

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

  • Glass fibre MAT, available in versions ranging from 300 g/m2 to 1600 g/m2
  • Available in thicknesses ranging from 1.1 mm to 3.0 mm with gelcoat and from 0.8 mm to 2.7 mm without gelcoat
  • Weight 1.5 – 4.3 kg/ m² with gelcoat, 1.2 – 3.9 kg/ m² without gelcoat
  • External finish: glossy or matt gelcoat, no gelcoat
  • Rear finish: sanded, mechanically sanded, calibrated, rough

SPECIFIC PROPERTIES

  • EPA 8015D free styrene content less than 1% in weight
  • ISO 8302 thermal conductivity: 0.065 W/mK
  • UNI EN 12086:1999 resistance to water vapour: 50,000<µ<90,000
  • Operating temperature from -30°C to 70°C
  • Suitable for contact with food in accordance with Directive 2002/72/CE
  • Water absorption with internal method less than 0.5% in weight

FINISHES

The surfaces of Vetroresina’s laminates may have different finishes, depending on the type of application; the external surface may be glossy, matt and with or without gelcoat, whilst the internal surface may be rough, sanded or smooth. All of the laminates can be produced in various RAL colours or even in customised colours. Here are some examples of the finishes available:

 

Anti-slip GRP laminates are a flooring range with anti-slip properties that are waterproof and easy to wash, making them ideal for use as flooring in refrigerated and industrial vehicles. They are available in a wide range of RAL colours or even customised colours.

IN GENERAL, THIS LAMINATE OFFERS:

  • Good resistance to atmospheric agents
  • Good impermeability
  • Good chemical resistance

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

  • Glass fibre: all possible combinations of MAT and WOVEN ROVING. LD laminates can also be created with an anti-slip finish
  • Available in thicknesses ranging from 1.3 mm to 4.0 mm
  • Weight 1.4 – 4.5 kg/m²
  • External finish: anti-slip surface with quartz
  • Rear finish: mechanically sanded, smooth

RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS

  • Commercial vehicles: construction of floor panels
  • Buses: construction of floor panels
  • Refrigerated vehicles: construction of floor panels
  • Construction: floor panels
  • Cold rooms: construction of floor panels

SPECIFIC PROPERTIES

  • EPA 8015D free styrene content less than 1% in weight
  • ISO 8302 thermal conductivity: 0.065 W/mK
  • UNI EN 12086:1999 resistance to water vapour: 50,000<µ<90,000
  • ISO 9352:1995 scratch resistance H18: 130 mg/100U CS10: 4.4 mg/100U
  • Operating temperature from -30°C to 70°C
  • Suitable for contact with food in accordance with Directive 2002/72/CE
  • Water absorption with internal method less than 0.5% in weight

FINISHES

The surfaces of Vetroresina’s laminates may have different finishes, depending on the type of application; the external surface may be glossy, matt and with or without gelcoat, whilst the internal surface may be rough, sanded or smooth. All of the laminates can be produced in various RAL colours or even in customised colours. Here are some examples of the finishes available:

 

This GRP laminate has been created by adapting the VETROLITE technology to obtain a considerable reduction in weight and increased flatness,  even for the smallest thicknesses (from 1.3 mm).

LD (low density) laminates offer a considerable reduction in weight and greater flatness whilst containing the same amount of glass fibre as a conventional GRP laminate. They are available in a wide range of RAL colours or even customised colours.

IN GENERAL, THIS LAMINATE OFFERS:

  • Lightweight structure
  • Good resistance to atmospheric agents
  • Good UV stability
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good electrical insulation
  • Good scratch resistance
  • Ease of cleaning

RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS

Laminates with gelcoat

  • Motor homes and caravans: construction of external and internal side wall panels
  • Commercial vehicles: construction of external and internal side wall panels
  • Buses: construction of external and internal side wall panels
  • Refrigerated vehicles: construction of external and internal side wall panels
  • Signage

Laminates without gelcoat

  • Floors for camper vans, caravans, refrigerated vehicles and buses.

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

  • Glass fibre MAT, available in versions ranging from 300 g/m² to 800 g/m²
  • Glass fibre WOVEN ROVING, available in versions ranging from 300 g/m² to 500 g/m²
  • Available in thicknesses ranging from 1.5 mm to 2.9 mm with gelcoat and from 1.2 mm to 2.6 mm without gelcoat
  • Weight 2.0 – 3.6 kg/m² with gelcoat, 1.7 – 3.3 kg/m² without gelcoat
  • External finish: glossy or matt gelcoat, no gelcoat
  • Rear finish: sanded, mechanically sanded, smooth, rough

SPECIFIC PROPERTIES

  • EPA 8015D free styrene content less than 1% in weight
  • ISO 8302 thermal conductivity: 0.065 W/mK
  • UNI EN 12086:1999 resistance to water vapour: 50,000<µ<90,000
  • Operating temperature from -30°C to 70°C
  • Suitable for contact with food in accordance with Directive 2002/72/CE
  • Water absorption with internal method about 1% in weight

FINISHES

The surfaces of Vetroresina’s laminates may have different finishes, depending on the type of application; the external surface may be glossy, matt and with or without gelcoat, whilst the internal surface may be rough, sanded or smooth. All of the laminates can be produced in various RAL colours or even in customised colours. Here are some examples of the finishes available:

Crane LTR Liner Panel 

PRODUCT
Kemlite® Embossed Liner, LTR, is a lightweight and durable fiberglass reinforced plastic (frp) panel. It is more cleanable, more stain resistant, and more abrasion
resistant than competitive frp panels. Kemlite® is comprised of random chopped fiberglass and polyester resin.

PURPOSE
Kemlite® Embossed Liner, LTR, is specifically designed and formulated for use as a sidewall liner, ceiling liner, scuffplate panel, or subpan for refrigerated and dry van trailers, truck bodies, seagoing containers, and rail cars.

COMPOSITION
Reinforcement: Random chopped fiberglass. Resin Mix: Modified polyester copolymer, inorganic fillers, and pigments.

FINISHED PANEL QUALITY
The frontside of the panel shall have a pebble-like embossed finish. The backside of the panel shall have a smooth finish.
The backside surface may have some variations which do not affect functional properties and are not cause for
rejection. The backside of the panel is comprised of a polyester copolymer surface that is commonly bonded with adhesives or to foam in lamination processes. Typically, no additional preparation is required as long as the surface is dirt and oil free.

CERTIFICATIONS
1. Meets USDA/FSIS requirements. Reference document #6776 for conformance statement.
2. Meets FMVSS 302 requirements.

NOTE: Protect your eyes with goggles; cover your nose and mouth with a filter mask; cover exposed skin when cutting CCI panels.
HAND FABRICATING: Drilling—High speed drill bit (60° cutting angle, with 12°-15° clearance) or hole saw.
STAPLING: Standard pneumatic stapler.
CUTTING: Sheet metal shears or circular saw with reinforced carborundum or carbide-tipped blade.
PRODUCTION FABRICATING: Use carbide-tipped tools. Straight cuts can be sheared (90° cutting edge with 0.002″ [0.05 mm] clearance) or sawed. For irregular cuts, use die punch or band saw.
PAINTING PREPARATION: You should always test and validate the selected paint system with the frp panel prior to application.
To properly prepare the panel surface for painting, make sure the surface is clean, dry, and free from all oils, grease, silicones, dust, and other contaminants. Common practices for preparation before painting include using alkaline detergents or clean water. Sanding or roughening of the panel surface is recommended to promote paint adhesion. 600 grit or finer sand paper or a 3M “Ultrafine”
Scotch-Brite® pad are commonly used to roughen the surface.

DESIGN DATA NOTES
Bulk coil may be ordered in long lengths or in specific cut-tosize pieces. Standard coil sizes are 250′ and 500′, custom sizes are available. Crane Composites reserves the right to manufacture and ship total linear footage of long length bulk coils ordered within the following parameter lengths per piece:
Min. 200′ | 61.0 m
Max. 550′ | 167.6 m | Liner w/ Integral Scuff –
Liner 0.090″/ Scuff 0.120″
600′ | 182.9 m | Liner & Liner/Scuff – 0.090″ & 0.120″
700′ | 210 m | Ceiling – 0.075″
800′ | 243.8 m | Ceiling & Subpan – 0.060″
2. Cut-to-size lengths 12′ (3.7 m) and over of the same width
will be interlapped (18″-36″ [457.2 mm-914.4 mm] interlap
per panel) into a coil for ease of handling and shipping. Total
length tolerance – 0″ and +6″ (-0 mm and +152.4 mm)

STAINING STATEMENT
Some staining/discoloration may occur to frp liner panels after they have been in service for several years. This is a normal wear condition. As long as acceptable cleaning methods (i.e.,
steam cleaning) are used, the surface should remain sanitary and acceptable.

STORAGE REQUIREMENTS
Crane Composites panels are designed for peak performance prior to and after the panels have been applied. Careful handling during the manufacturing process is important. Avoid excessive clamping, dropping and scraping. Keep contents dry. Store indoors in a well ventilated area. When outside storage is necessary, cover and protect from the weather and exposure to sunlight.

 

Details

Kemlite Gatorplate is specifically designed and formulated to protect the lower portion of interior sidewall panels. Gatorplate is used as a scuffplate in high abuse areas of dry van and refrigerated trailers, truck bodies, containers and railcars to minimise dents and tears caused by forklifts and pallets. High-impact, durable, semi-rigid panel of fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP), Gatorplate is more cleanable, more stain resistant and more abrasion resistant than competitive FRP panels. Gatorplate exhibits a high strength-to-weight ratio and has an expansion/contraction value similar to aluminium. Gatorplate is easy to install and highly bondable.

Applications

  • High-impact interior scuff plate for refrigerated and dry van trailers and truck bodies

Features

  • High impact resistance
  • Extremely durable
  • Minimises damage caused by forklift and pallets
  • Protects against dents and tears
  • Easy to clean

 

Styrofoam RTM-X

Details

Styrofoam™ RTM-X extruded polystyrene (XPS) thermal insulation distributed by DCTech, is recommended as a core material in sandwich panels for the walls, floors, roofs and doors in refrigerated trucks and containers.

With long term proven performance and creep data, Styrofoam™ RTM-X XPS thermal insulation is an ideal engineered product that designers may confidently specify in today’s increasingly highly loaded floor designs. For sandwich panel cores, the lightweight, close tolerance, dust-free surface allows for excellent bonding to a wide variety of sheet materials.

Styrofoam™ RTM-X XPS rigid insulation has been specifically designed to withstand severe dynamic loads and stresses which may eventually lead to fatigue and failure. It is specially designed to resist such force and in tests has been shown to perform extremely well under dynamic load cycling.

Styrofoam™ RTM-X XPS insulation is manufactured through a continuous extrusion process, and as with all Styrofoam insulation products possess a rigid closed cell structure with unique properties such as low thermal conductivity, high resistance to water penetration and high compressive strength.

Styrofoam™ RTM-X XPS thermal insulation is produced in a range of thicknesses and is grooved on both facers. Styrofoam™ XPS insulation products are not biodegradable in the environment, and do not present an environmental hazard in the water/soil compartment. When correctly installed, Styrofoam™ XPS insulation products have a service life comparable with the remainder of the building or structure. Styrofoam™ XPS boards can be reused, even after having been installed for decades.

Applications

  • Core material in sandwich panels for the walls, floors, roofs and doors in refrigerated trucks and containers
  • High load-bearing floors such as cold stores, warehouses and parking areas
  • Under or over ground bearing concrete slabs
  • Suspended beam and block or timber floors

Features

  • Low thermal conductivity
  • High compressive strength-to-weight ratio
  • High resistance to water penetration
  • Grooved surface allows for excellent bonding to a variety of sheet materials

Standards

  • Green Star Compliant
  • CFC & HCFC Free
  • Zero ODP

Technical Data

Product Name:Dow Styrofoam™ RTM-X
Extruded polystyrene XPS rigid thermal insulation
Product Description:Dow Styrofoam™ RTM-X XPS thermal insulation has been specifically designed to withstand severe dynamic loads and stresses which may eventually lead to fatigue and failure. Dow Styrofoam™ RTM-X is perfect for installation under or over the slab in ground bearing concrete floors and is suitable for use on suspended beam and block or timber floors. For sandwich panel cores, the lightweight, close tolerance, dust-free surface allows for excellent bonding to a wide variety of sheet materials.
Surface finish:Planed with grooves on both faces at 3.5mm (d) x 1.8mm (w) @ 39mm intervals
Product code:RTM-X
Colour:Blue
Edge treatment:Butt edge
Nominal Thickness:25, 35, 50, 75, 100, 120 mm
Width:600 mm
Length:2500 mm
Density:40 kg/m³
Compressive strength:400 kPa (min) @ 10% deformation
Water absorption:0.5%
Blowing agent:HFC
Environmental characteristics:Green Star Compliant, Zero ODP, CFC/HCFC Free
Nominal Thickness to R-Value
Dow Styrofoam™ RTM-X XPS @ 24°C
Nominal Thickness
mm
Lambda/K Value/Thermal
Conductivity
R Value
250.02780.9
300.02781.1
400.02781.4
500.02781.8
600.02782.2
750.02782.7
800.02782.9
900.02783.2
1000.02783.6
1200.02784.3
1500.02785.4
2000.02787.2

 

DCT XPS Block

Details

For technically demanding applications, DCT XPS Block rigid extruded polystyrene board provides long term thermal performance, helping to ensure energy efficiency in a vast range of  commercial and residential applications.

 

Applications

  • Cold store floors
  • Cold roof
  • Cold bridge insulation
  • External render or cladding
  • Plasterboard laminate
  • Refrigerated truck panels
  • Composite building panels

Features

  • Straight edge
  • Exceptional strength and proven long term performance
  • High resistance to settlement and compaction
  • Dimensional and edge profile stability
  • Excellent moisture performance due to the closed cell structure
  • Low vapour permeability
  • High resistance to freeze thaw cycles
  • Superior thermal resistance
  • Thinner boards required than some traditional materials
Health and Safety
  • CFC and HCFC free formulation
  • Zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
  • Non-irritant, light and easy to handle
  • Clean, easy cutting, robust and inherent weather resistant on site

Technical Data

Product Name:DCT XPS Block
Extruded polystyrene XPS rigid thermal insulation
Product Description:DCT XPS extruded polystyrene (XPS) rigid thermal insulation board for cold store floors, cold roof, cold bridge insulation, external render and/or cladding, plasterboard laminate, refrigerated truck panels and composite building panels.
Surface finish:Planned
Product code:DCT XPS Block
Colour:Sand
Edge treatment:Straight edge
Nominal Thickness:75 and 100 mm
Width:600 mm
Length:2500 mm
Density:35 kg/m³
Compressive strength:300 kPa (min) @ 10% deformation
Water absorption by immersion:<1.5% Vol.
Capillarity:Nil
Maximum service temperature:-50/+75°C
Blowing agent:CO2

 

Nominal Thickness to R-Value
DCT XPS Block @ 10°C
Nominal Thickness
mm
Lambda/K Value/Thermal
Conductivity
R Value
750.0332.3
1000.0333.0