New AAMA 508-Certified Honeycomb Metal Panel (HMP) Rainscreen System from Protean


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Burnsville, Minn. USA May 22, 2024 – Protean Construction Products announces the HC-2000RS rainscreen, a new system in its line of Honeycomb Metal Panels (HMPs). Honeycomb panels weigh less than aluminum plate and aluminum composite panels (ACM) while providing high strength and increased wind-load resistance. The tongue and groove configuration is easy to install, providing an economical solution for projects needing large, smooth expanses with extreme flatness.

The AAMA 508-Certified HC-2000RS is a “true” pressure equalized rainscreen rather than a conventional back-ventilated system and provides an unequalled combination of rain control and negative wind-load control with variable face materials and panel sizes for design flexibility.

Like Protean’s other HMP’s, the HC-2000RS offers crisp edges with sharp reveals in the same color as the panel face, without sacrificing flatness or panel edge strength. The panels do not oil can or show distortion and stiffener read-through that is seen in other plate and ACM panel systems. This results in extreme flatness, which is particularly important for projects designed with mirror and prismatic finishes.

New AAMA 508-Certified Honeycomb Metal Panel (HMP) Rainscreen

“Our HC-2000RS is an exciting addition to the range of options available to architects and builders,” says Troy Ethen, Protean’s president and principal. “These panels are economical both from an installation and maintenance perspective. We’re proud to offer the industry high performance in an economical package that offers a beautiful aesthetic without sacrificing strength.”

Protean has the highest HMP production capacity in North America, and all HMPs are constructed with non-combustible materials for NFPA-285 applications. Aluminum face, core and liner materials make them infinitely recyclable. The HC-2000RS is fire safe, sustainable and performance tested.

Since 1989, Protean Construction Products ( has provided commercial architects and builders unlimited design possibilities with their high-tech architectural metal wall panel systems. Durable, sustainable and competitively priced, Protean’s panel systems can be custom designed to fulfill any creative vision. Protean continues to be a leader in the industry because they offer clients the full package: the broadest portfolio of options, deep knowledge from an experienced team of industry specialists, and unparalleled support through every stage of the design and installation process. Only Protean provides the design freedom needed to achieve a vision’s potential and assure its legacy.

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