GRP Resin Failure
The therosetting plastics used in the fabrication of fiberglass interpretation panels tends to be cheap styrene based resins which is very unstable in UV light and break down quickly leading to total resin failure.
This panel from one if the UK's leading fabricators was just 4 months old!
Again, due to the unstable nature of fiberglass panels in sunlight fading can occur quickly.
Brittle surface layer easily damage by impact leading to water penetration & damage of panel.
HDC Fossil Panels don’t have a surface layer that can be damaged in this way!
Water penetration of surface layer leading to bubbling permanent damage – this panel was just 3 months old!
Water can’t penetrate an HDC Fossil Panel...ever!
Delamination & bubbling leading to total panel failure.
HDC Fossil Panel is totally integrated fused unit under immense heat and pressure which means that there aren’t any layers to delaminate!
GRP Gel Coat Panels
The gel coat on a GRP gel coat interpretive panels ages very quickly in UV light making the material brittle and porous.
GRP gel coat interpretive panels tend to be made with cheap styrene based resins that break down in sunlight and can easily chip which leads to cracking, crazing, moisture penetration and eventual delamination.
Aging gel coat surface breaks down leading to powdering and image fade…
HDC Fossil Panels don’t have a gel coat so these problems can’t occur!
Metal Enamel Interpretation Panels
Enamel surface on metal signs is easily damaged and very difficult to repair- damage leads to rusting which leads to cracking and crazing and eventual panel failure.
HDC Fossil Panels doesn’t have this problem it isn’t metal!!
Damage by Contaminants
The structure of many panels allows the build-up of pollutants, grime, lichens, and moss and so on over time dulling the image and reducing the life span of the panel.
HDC Fossil Panels are made using an environmentally friendly process that creates an impenetrable structure that prevents the ingress of dirt, pollutants, water, paint, moss, and so on and so on – Even stickers don’t stick very well!