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Mission

Paneltim is a family owned company manufacturing high-quality and eco-friendly plastic panels and slats for use in a wide range of applications. We believe strongly in innovation, ecology, quality and sound entrepreneurship.

Values

Paneltim wishes to promote its unique sandwich panel throughout the world as the better-quality, eco-friendly product for agro, hygiene and construction purposes. We challenge the market to devise as many applications as possible for the Paneltim panel. By studying product applications and our automated production process, we aim to further optimize our panels and anticipate potential market issues.

Ecological aspect of Paneltim products

Paneltim products are made of polypropylene copolymer (PP copo) or high density polyethylene (HDPE).
Paneltim produces according to the Cradle to Cradle principle. The panels are 100% recyclable: the closed structure contains no internal pollution and the panels are made from one raw material component (PP or HDPE) to facilitate the recyclability. 50% of all the panels that Paneltim nv produces, are made from 100% recycled materials.
During the purchase of recycled materials,

there is a systematic control on the presence / absence of heavy metal or toxic additives in internal or external labs.
Waste material during the production or local manipulation can be recycled by Paneltim nv or by external recycling companies.
Paneltim panels always keep their raw material value because of their recyclability.
With a unique production process, Paneltim nv takes care of the environment and makes its contribution towards sustainable development.

Les normes de production de Paneltim répondent au principe du recyclage permanent (Cradle to cradle - C2C)

History

Paneltim geschiedenis van een familiebedrijf

1988

Ludo Deltour establishes Paneltim for wholesales of wood panels: Panel tim(ber). 

1996

Ludo Deltour and his brother-in-law, Marc Degrave, recapitalize Paneltim to start producing sandwich panels with intended as a hatchery for the pig sector.

1997

Paneltim establishes a workshop in Lichtervelde and invests in a welding machine, sawing machine and butt welding machine are installed.
To be able to produce recycled polyethylene panels with a 50/50 (2x2") internal structure, injection molds for standard panels of 2600 x 1000 mm (102.36" x 39.37") (35T) and for panels with slots (patented) of 1200 x 1000/800 mm (47.24" x 39.37"/ 31.50")(15T) are taken into service.
Paneltim immediately participates in the first trade fairs.

1999

Paneltim changes raw materials: the panels are now produced in PP copo instead of recycled HDPE.

2001

Acquisition of the panel production unit of IPS in Ieper (Belgium). 

2002

Two new molds 1200 x 1000/800 mm (48" x 40/32") on compression moulding machines at IPS. This allows Paneltim to produce plastic panels from reycled raw material, for instance grinded beer crates.
Acquisition of company buildings by the shareholders of Paneltim nv.

2003

New patented panels using a structural foaming technique, with 35 mm (1.4") thickness and standard dimensions 2500/2600/2700 x 500 mm and 2700 x 600 mm (98/102/106" x 19" and 106" x 23"). They are closed all around, in combination with a click profile.

2005

Three new moulds are taken into service, to produce 1200 x 1000/800 mm (48" x 40/32") panels with internal rib structure 50/100 mm (2x4"). These panels are 3 kg/m² (0,61 lb/ft²) lighter than the 50/50 mm (2x2") panels (closed and with slots in line with the Paneltim patent).

2007

New offices taken into service, automation with sawing robot and increase of production space with 1700 m² (18300 ft²), to come to a total of 4800 m² (51700 ft²).

2008

28T (metric) mould for panel 2600 x 1000 mm (102.36" x 39.37") with internal structure 50/100 mm (2x4"). New VENTI panel with 12 slots of 30 mm per 120 cm (1.18" per 47.24") (in line with the Paneltim patent) with 33% additional air through put in comparison with existing panel with 6 slots of 45 mm per 120 cm (1.77" per 47.24"). Installation of automatic warehouse robot for small parts.

2009

New automated butt welding installation for welding together standard panels 1200 x 1000/800 mm 1200 x 1000/800 mm (47.24" x 39.37/31.50"). Purchase of land and company buildings at Industrielaan 40 and 42 by the shareholders. Establishment of injection moulding company Panelplast as a service company to Paneltim. Purchase of 2 injection moulding machines 3300T and 1600T (metric).

2010

Installation of a brand new injection moulding department with adapted cooling and dosing installations, storage and mixing silos. Start of fully automated production. First participation to K Show in Düsseldorf, introducing Paneltim plastic panels to the construction market.

2011

New mould with closed Paneltim slats of 800 x 500 mm (31.50x19.69"). Production at Panelplast increased to 24/7. Optimization of injection moulds 2600 x 1000 mm (102.36" x 39.37") with installation of newest hot runner systems. Diversification in target markets, expansion of sales team and administration.

2012

Expansion of warehousing and installation of vision control system.

2013

Purchase of two extra injection moulding machines 1850T and 4000T (metric). New mould for construction panels 2600 x 1000 mm (102.36" x 39.37") with 50/50 mm (2x2") internal rib structure, allowing injection of PP copo and HDPE with very low MFI. Launch of PanTanC software for structural analysis of above ground liquid tanks.

2014

CNC machines for postprocessing of panels. Robotisation of welding machines.

2015

Injection mould for panels 35 and 20 mm (1.4 and 0.8") thickness and 1200 x 1000/800 mm (47.24" x 39.37/31.50"), and with internal structure 50/100 mm (2x4").

2016

Injection mould for antiskid panels with checker plate and studs profiles. Dimensions 1200 x 1000 mm (47.24" x 39.37") and internal rib structure 50/50 mm (2x2"). Expansion of machinery with CNC machine and combi freesmachines en combi re-stacking robot.

2017

20 years Paneltim!