Edge stiffened corrugated polymeric sheet material (102, 152) can be utilized as storm panels (100, 150) for mounting about a perimeter surface of an opening so as to protect the opening from wind and impact loads. The panels can include a corrugated sheet material having a corrugated contiguous band (112) horizontally extending at about an end of the top (106, 156) and the bottom (108, 158), wherein the corrugated contiguous band (112) is complementary and contiguous to the plurality of corrugations of the corrugated sheet panel. The complementary and contiguous corrugated band (112) can be configured to sandwich the sheet material (102, 152). The panel (100, 150) may also include, individually or in combination, a contiguous band (202) sandwiching the polymeric sheet material at a terminal end (206) of each side (110, 160) and extending vertically from the top (106, 156) to the bottom (108, 158). The panels (100, 150) provide wind and impact load protection for the opening.

Title
Edge stiffened polymeric corrugated sheet material
Application Number
PCT/IB2008/052606
Publication Number
2009/004556
Application Date
June 27, 2008
Publication Date
January 8, 2009
Inventor
Thiagarajan Chinniah
Assignee
Thiagarajan Chinniah
Sabic Innovative Plastics Ip
IPC
E06B 09/02
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