HONYLITE is a medium-sized manufacturer of lightweight products primarily based on honeycomb core. Our products include various types of honeycomb core materials, panels, laminates, and formed and milled composites parts, as well as complex drop-in parts for a wide range of industries, but especially for the Defence industry.
Defence departments globally have incorporated aggressive survivability strategies to combat threats. The three key requirements relating to military vehicles include an increase in survivability levels, weight reduction and an increase in maneuverability. In summary, defence officials constantly repeat “We want light but strong!”. The inherent paradox of these objectives bring our honeycomb panels to the forefront of today’s designs.
By incorporating design elements such as V-hull, strike plates and environmental coatings, HONYLITE can bring lightweight, energy absorbing solutions to any vehicle – whether retrofitting current or next-generation fleets.
Honeycomb panels have an extraordinary potential for ballistic purposes as they can absorb strong shockwaves, retain fragments, are lightweight and transportable. Compared to the usual materials used in kinetic absorption strategies, composite materials provide an extra light modular solution with low space consumption. In addition, they can be easily fixed and replaced.
Benefits of using Honeycomb Panels:
1 : High stiffness and strength
Honeycomb Panels are durable, providing excellent fatigue, impact and environmental resistance. The noncorrosive materials reduce maintenance costs. High stiffness from structural materials reduces (even eliminates) supporting framework. A modular construction (interchangeable panels) of composites is easy to handle & install and offers rapid fitting
2 : Design flexibility
Design may be tailored to suit exact engineering requirements. Cut and fold technique may be used to save time.
3 : Weight savings
Aluminum Honeycomb are extremely lightweight cores with high temperature resistance. There is weight savings of upto 50% for structural and 75% for non-structural applications.
4 : Corrosion Resistance
High resistance to fatigue as composites are rust and rot resistant
5 : Cost
Lightweight, modular interiors are easy to handle & install and offers rapid fitting, resulting man hour savings. The noncorrosive materials reduce maintenance costs.
6 : Safety
Enhanced safety features include the incorporation of fire resistant materials and the elimination of sharp, jagged edges in a crash situation.
7 : Rapid construction
Lightweight, modular military shelters are easy to handle and install, providing man hour savings.
Product & Services:
- Antenna & Radar systems
- Radio Telescopes
- Satellite Systems
- Military Platform Bodies
- Vehicle Safety Superstructure Parts
- Loading Ramps
- Doors & Ceiling Panels
- Special Mobile Containers
- Military Shelters
- Lightweight Floors
Manufacturing & Assembly:
Our facility is dedicated to material processing, manufacturing and assembly of a wide range of lightweight panels and structures.
The modern facilities include:
- Vacuum Bagging Presses
- Cold & Hot Press
- Honeycomb Expander
- Metal Pre-Treatment
- Adhesive Applicators
- Composite Machine Shop
- CNC Router
Final assembly, NABL accredited testing facilities complement production to provide a complete solution.
Design & Validation:
We have extensive experience in design and validation. We can provide:
- Initial Concept Designs
- Material Development
- Detailed Manufacturing Drawings