Substrate Materials

The surface material options for sandwich panel construction are practically limitless. At PortaFab, we will work with you to find the most cost effective solution for your application. Some of our most common materials are listed below.

Gypsum
Gypsum wallboard is one of our most popular substrates due to its low cost, light weight and excellent fire resistance and sound control capabilities.

Hardboard
Constructed of wood fiber extracted from chips and pulped wood waste, hardboard is a low cost alternative to plywood and offers impact resistance.

Plywood
Used for rigidity and strength while allowing one to support equipment off the face when used as a wall panel.

Lead
Used for creating lead-lined panels for use in the in the medical radiation therapy, medical diagnostic imaging, industrial and radiation shielding.

RF Shielding
Mesh screen used in applications requiring the blockage of radio frequency waves. Often used in airport or government applications.

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