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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Panel sample

Accession no.: Y: 75/13
Object name: Panel sample
Title: Panel sample
Description: A sample of 'Structaply', an insulated stressed skin panelling intended for use as a load-bearing external wall system or as a flooring or roofing material. The sample was obtained by British Antarctic Survey for consideration as a construction material for building work in Antarctic during the 1975-76 season.
Classified name:
SPRI theme expedition equipment
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory
UDC 699.86
Geographic UDC (*2)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A sample of 'Structaply' consisting of two interlocking insulated stressed skin panels. Each panel consists of a Styrofoam core (76mm thick) sandwiched between plywood sheets (each 12mm thick). The interlocking edges of the panels have wooden L-shaped edges. There is a printed paper manufacturer's label stuck to one surface.

  • Width: 350mm, length: 480mm, depth: 102mm
Associated organisation(s):
  • As used by: British Antarctic Survey ( - )