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Poppit redefines 'quick fit' in wall panels

Poppit redefines 'quick fit' in wall panels

The new Poppit panel fastening system by BigHead simplifies and speeds up the mounting of internal/external panels and cladding where instant demount may be required. The adhesive-based procedure de-skills installation and ensures exact alignment.

 

The stainless steel ball clicks firmly into a female socket, moulded in high-impact polycarbonate/GRP; the jaws grip the ball to form a strong ball/socket joint. The male/female Poppits are glued to a panel at suitable intervals; adhesive is applied to the polycarbonate cap and the panel placed in position. BigHead's own 'BigBond' two-part acrylic adhesive is recommended; support is required for 5-8 minutes, with a final cure of 45 minutes. To demount, a firm pull separates the joints; when re-attached, exact alignment is achieved automatically by 'popping' the panel back into position.

 

Each 30mm Poppit supports 2kg. For a 10kg metre-square panel, 3x3 rows or 4x4 rows of Poppits are recommended. The safety factor with 3x3 rows is 18:10 (1.8:1) and with 4x4 rows is 32:10 (3.2:1). Further versions will offer higher performance by using a larger ball, and there will also be a 20mm range.

 

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