What is Horizontal Formwork Panel Systems

Innovations in formwork have resulted in small and lightweight modular systems that offer universal formwork solutions on construction sites. The use of aluminum for various components has made it possible to develop lightweight and safely manageable units into practical formwork systems.

The light modular formwork system components are designed in such a way as to offer a robust and easy-to-use solution that can cope with both normal and uneven formwork surfaces. Minimizing the number of different components in the formwork system allows for rapid mobility and installation of the formwork. Individual components can often be reused.

A lightweight formwork system for ceiling construction usually consists of a number of interconnected packages, independent supports, or a scaffolding system and supports a number of panels.


1) Lightweight components enable larger areas of formwork to be assembled.

2) Increased speed of construction.

3) Lightweight components and the highly-engineered connection methods reduce the workforce requirement and increase onsite assembly.

4) The simplicity of assembly and disassembly of these modular systems reduces the requirement for skilled labor.

5) Basic assembly is possible with minimal crane use as components can be manually handled.

6) Total load requiring back propping is minimized due to the reduced weight of the formwork system.

7) The engineered individual components of the formwork systems enable precise adjustment to the formwork.

8) Good quality surface finishes are possible when appropriate site controls are used.

The systems can be used on sites with space and access limitations.