Metal honeycomb panel is composed of metal panel, back panel, and honeycomb core material intermediate layer with a masonry effect. The different panel materials, it can usually be divided into aluminum honeycomb panels and stainless steel honeycomb panels.


Aluminum honeycomb panels have long been known to everyone, so let’s talk about stainless steel honeycomb panels today! Expand from the following three points:

1. What is stainless steel honeycomb panel?

2. Different types and material comparisons of stainless steel honeycomb panels

3. Construction processing of stainless steel honeycomb panel

01. What is stainless steel honeycomb panel?


1. Definition of stainless steel honeycomb panel

Stainless steel honeycomb panel refers to the use of stainless steel sheet material grade 201, 304, or 316 as the panel substrate, the core material is aluminum honeycomb core, and the back panel can be stainless steel sheet, aluminum sheet, or galvanized sheet, which is compounded by special adhesive finished plate.


Generally, the stainless steel honeycomb panel material can be disassembled into three parts: “front panel + core material + back panel”.


Panel: 201, 304, or 316-grade stainless steel plate
Core material: aluminum honeycomb core
Backplate: stainless steel, aluminum, or galvanized

2. Characteristics of stainless steel honeycomb panels

a. Various shapes and strong decoration

The stainless steel honeycomb panel has its special metallic luster. It can use electroplating copper plating technology or PVD vacuum ion coating technology to color the surface of the stainless steel panel. Rich in color, it can do surface treatment such as hairline, mirroring, sandblasting, random patterning, etching, and other effects on the panel, which is extremely decorative.

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b. Environmental protection, health, and safety

All made of metal materials, the material itself has stable performance, will not release polluting harmful substances, and can be completely recycled, in line with green environmental protection standards. Some plates are made of food-grade stainless steel such as 304 or 316, which is healthier and safer.

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c. Superior function and durability

Stable material function, lightweight, high flatness, large plate width, high strength, strong impact resistance, good waterproof, sound insulation, thermal insulation function, good wind pressure resistance, and good weather resistance and self-cleaning. It is a non-combustible material with excellent fire resistance, and the fire resistance level can reach the highest level of A1.

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d. Convenient construction and easy installation

It can be installed in any order, and each wall panel can be disassembled and replaced individually, which improves the flexibility of installation and maintenance and reduces costs. Because of its light weight, easy disassembly and assembly, and no damage to the board, it is convenient to transport and can be transported to different places for repeated use.

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0.2.Types and material comparison of stainless steel honeycomb panels

3. Common parameters

The common parameters of stainless steel honeycomb panels are as follows:

The length range is ≤5000mm, the width range is ≤6000mm, the common plate specifications are 1220×2440mm, 1220×3050mm, etc. Special specifications can be customized.

The thickness range is 5~100mm, common thicknesses are 5mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 20mm, etc. Special specifications can be customized.

(The above are the common parameters of most products on the market, for reference only)

1. Types of stainless steel honeycomb panels

According to the different textures of stainless steel plates, stainless steel honeycomb panels can usually be divided into four categories: mirror stainless steel honeycomb panels, brushed stainless steel honeycomb panels, sandblasted stainless steel honeycomb panels, and etched stainless steel honeycomb panels.

a. Mirror stainless steel honeycomb panel

After the stainless steel surface is processed by polishing and grinding equipment, the smooth and reflective surface effect (also called mirror surface) is obtained.


b. Brushed stainless steel honeycomb panel

After the stainless steel surface is processed by mechanical friction, a straight skin texture (also called frosted) is obtained, including hairline,


and pattern, water ripple, etc.

c. Sandblasted stainless steel honeycomb panel

After the stainless steel surface is processed by high-speed jetting, then will get a sand surface texture.


d. Etched stainless steel honeycomb panel

After the stainless steel surface is processed by chemical reagents, the designed patterns and characters are obtained.


2. Material Comparison

The main components of stainless steel honeycomb panels are stainless steel and aluminum. The following will compare the material differences between stainless steel honeycomb panels, aluminum honeycomb panels, and stainless steel boards.

a. Comparison with aluminum honeycomb panels

① Composition

Stainless steel honeycomb panel: The panel is mainly made of high-quality stainless steel plate as the base material.


Aluminum honeycomb panel: The panel is mainly made of high-quality alloy aluminum plate or high manganese alloy aluminum plate as the base material.


② Features:

Stainless steel honeycomb panels: Compared with other metal honeycomb panels, stainless steel honeycomb panels have stronger plate strength and corrosion resistance, and the material itself has a unique metallic luster, which is more durable. It is not as diverse as aluminum honeycomb panels in the richness of color and texture.


Aluminum honeycomb panel:

The strength of the plate is worse than the stainless steel honeycomb panel. At the same time, after long-term sun and rain or industrial waste gas pollution, the surface oil, dirt and naturally formed loose oxide layer will seriously affect the surface decoration effect of aluminum honeycomb panels, and the durability is slightly poor. But the sheet colors, textures, and patterns are more diverse.



Stainless steel honeycomb panels: decoration of building curtain walls, roofs, large and medium-sized storefront billboards, internal and external walls, ceilings, etc. It is suitable for functional areas that require higher sheet strength and corrosion resistance.


Aluminum honeycomb panel: suitable for civil construction, vehicle, and ship decoration, etc. It is the application of aviation and aerospace materials in the field of civil construction. Compared with stainless steel honeycomb panels, its price is relatively low.


b. Comparison with stainless steel board

① Composition

Stainless steel honeycomb panel: It is composed of multi-layer metal plates.


Stainless steel board: It consists of a single-layer stainless steel plate.



Stainless steel honeycomb panel: lightweight, has high flatness, and has certain thermal insulation and sound insulation properties. High impact strength, stronger stability, not easy to deform, and strong durability.


Stainless steel board: The weight is large, and the board needs to achieve higher flatness and requires higher technical requirements. At the same time, its durability is worse than stainless steel honeycomb panels, and it is more prone to unstable deformation or thermal expansion and contraction.


Stainless steel honeycomb panel: It is not easy to bend or arc processing, so the applicable architectural or indoor modeling effect is limited, but the size of the plate can be large, and the maximum plate area can reach 9 square meters (commonly 1500mm×6000mm).


Stainless steel board: It can achieve more architectural appearance or interior design effects. It is easy to do bending or arc bending processing, which is not easy to achieve with stainless steel honeycomb panels. The size of the board is limited, usually, the board area is not more than 1 square meter.

0.3.Construction technology of stainless steel honeycomb panel

In interior decoration, stainless steel honeycomb panels are most commonly used in ceilings, and the construction process of the ceiling is generally similar to other metal sheets.

The specific construction process is as follows:

Construction preparation → measurement and layout → installation of structural skeleton → installation of stainless steel honeycomb panel → leveling acceptance → cleaning.

1. Construction preparation

① According to the design requirements of existing texts, drawings, etc., the processing, compounding, and detailed design of stainless steel honeycomb panels are carried out.

② Clean up the site to ensure a good and safe construction environment. At the same time, confirm whether the pipeline reservation of water, electricity, and equipment has been basically completed and meets the design requirements.

③ Prepare the required plates, accessories, installation tools, etc., and check whether they are complete and flawless.

2. Measure and put the line

Due to the large allowable error in civil construction, and the high precision required for stainless steel honeycomb panel engineering, it is necessary to re-measure according to the reference axis and benchmarking point. At the same time, according to the design drawings, the level line pops up on the wall column surface, and the ceiling level line and the keel position line pop up at the bottom of the floor.



3. Install the structural skeleton

Drill holes at the position of the boom, and after determining the elevation of the lower end of the boom, install the pre-fabricated boom. The boom installation is fixed on the ceiling floor with Pa expansion bolts, and then the main keel is connected with the hanging bars with the hanging pieces. After that, the installation and fixing of the side keel, the secondary keel, etc. are completed in turn.

4. Install stainless steel honeycomb panels

The angle steel hanger is connected with the secondary keel with bolts, and the stainless steel honeycomb panel is matched with the keel hanger and then connected with the angle steel hanger bolt. When installing, a reference line should be drawn in the middle position perpendicular to the direction of the secondary keel, and the stainless steel honeycomb panels can be aligned and installed.

5. Leveling acceptance

Panel leveling is the last key process of ceiling installation. Its construction quality determines the appearance of the entire ceiling. It is necessary to carefully level the panel and the panel. After leveling, tighten all connections until acceptance is reached. Require.

6. Cleaning

After the installation is completed, the work platform should be removed and the construction site should be cleaned.

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7. Precautions

① When suspending the ceiling, the lamps, smoke detectors, sprinkler heads, tuyere grate, and other equipment on the panel should be comprehensively considered, so that the position is reasonable and beautiful, and the handover position should be consistent and tight.

②The spacing of the boom should not be too large and should be controlled between 800~1200mm.

③ During the construction process, it is necessary to ensure that the installation is correct before tightening the self-tapping bolts to fix the plate. Make sure the plates are straight, the seam width is the same, and the seams have no visual height difference.

④Because there is a protective film on the surface of the plate, it is best to tear off the partial protective film at the assembly position and then install it, which will be more compact and leave no gaps.


Stainless steel honeycomb panel is a high-strength new environmentally friendly building composite material developed according to the principle of honeycomb structure bionics. Its special metal decoration and superior material properties make it stand out among many new materials and become a new choice more suitable for indoor and outdoor wall and ceiling materials in buildings!