A soft, shock-absorbing core (usually plastic) is sandwiched between two layers of aluminum sheet metal to create aluminum composite panels (ACP). The goal is to blend the shock-absorbing characteristics of the soft inner core with the protection provided by the lightweight but reasonably sturdy outside aluminum. One of its most common use is as building cladding in the form of aluminum composite panels.
Aluminum Composite Panel with Different Core Material
Color-coated aluminum composite materials have a very smooth surface and allow for large product sizes. Two aluminum facings are fused into the inner core of the material. PVDF or HQPE is used for the outside aluminum face, which is primed and color-coated. Aluminum composite panel come in three different core materials, which are listed below
- Aluminum composite material with honeycomb core
This novel material is made up of 0.7mm aluminum facings connected to an aluminum honeycomb core. This 14mm thick material is perfect for extra-large façade items because to its low weight and great stiffness. Yocon Aluminum products, which come in sizes up to 6200mm x 1900mm, are made from the material. This material is acceptable for almost any structure type because of its high fire resistance property. This makes it nearly non-combustible. The material cannot be perforated for outdoor usage due to its honeycomb nature.
- Aluminum composite material with solid A2 core
The material is made up of 0.5mm aluminum facings connected to an inner solid core made up of minerals (90%) and polymers (10%). This 4mm thick material is great for big façade items because of its outstanding surface flatness. Primo Skyline 100 & 150, which are available in sizes up to 4000mm x 1000mm. The material has a fire resistance level of A2-s1, d0, making it nearly non-combustible and hence acceptable for almost any structure type. The material cannot be perforated for outdoor use due to the high mineral concentration in the core, and it is not advised for outdoor usage in coastal locations (less than 1500 meters from the sea).
- Aluminum composite material with solid FR core
The material is made up of 0.5mm aluminum facings connected to an inner solid core made up of almost seventy percent of minerals and thirty percent polymers. This 4mm thick material is great for big façade items because of its outstanding surface flatness. Primo Skyline 100 & 150, which are available in sizes up to 4000mm x 1000mm, and Primo Plana 10, which is available in sizes up to 4990mm x 1490mm, both employ the material. The material has a fire resistance class of B-s1, d0, making it a low-flammability material suited for a wide range of building types. The material can be perforated for outdoor usage due to the decreased mineral concentration in the core.
Different Uses of Aluminum Composite Panel
Building cladding made of aluminum composite panels is commonly used to protect structures from the elements. It might also be used as a decorative element. They can also be utilized as a decorative element (façade). Colors are anodized into the metal, so they don’t crack or peel like conventional paint, and they stay much longer.
Unlike wood cladding, which can rot over time, and plastic cladding, which is prone to weathering, aluminum composite panel cladding is heat, chemical corrosion, and physical abrasion resistant. Steel sheet cladding is hefty, yet being strong and weather-resistant. Both weighty and delicate, glass is a difficult material to work with.
Rainwater and wind (known as element controls) are additionally diverted away from the building using aluminum composite panels. Because concrete is permeable, water quickly seeps in, rusting and expanding the steel beams inside. This not only weakens the metal, but it also increases the risk of concrete cracking.
Advantages of Aluminum Composite Panel
The following are the primary benefits and features of ACP cladding, as well as the contributing component:
- Lightweight and Durable
- Chemical, heat, and UV resistance
- Insulation against noise
- Insulation from the elements (polyurethane, polyethylene cores). Assists in bringing the temperature within the building back to normal.
- Colors are well-chosen, and the surface is smooth
- Simple to set up.
- It may be easily constructed to accommodate a variety of forms and sizes.
Aluminum may also be recycled with minimal to no quality degradation. Recycling aluminum not only saves energy (by around 90%), but it also harms the environment by extracting the bauxite ore that contains the metal. Recycling also has a far lower carbon impact and is much healthier for the environment.
Alucobond, also known as aluminum composite panels, is a versatile material that may be used to create a range of architectural features for facades. Alucobond panels have a wide range of technological properties that set them apart. The material is water resistant, resistant to different pollutants and chemical assaults, temperature tolerant, and sound and thermal insulating. Aluminum panels have a service life of up to 20 years. With all of these reasons in mind, more and more individuals are opting for Yocon Aluminum’s alucobond. Don’t miss out on your chance to be one of the lucky few!