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Applications for Aluminium Composite Panel:

What you can use aluminium composite for.

The applications for aluminium composite are wide and varied. A versatile lightweight and durable material aluminium composite performs well for internal and external applications.

Much lighter than other metal and plastic sheet aluminium composite allows the creation of lightweight yet strong structures. Manufactured from plastic and aluminium this material is easy to handle and simple to machine.
Applications for aluminium composite example

If you are currently using sheet metal then aluminium composite is perfect for your application. Metal effect aluminium composite has the look of real metal yet is over half the weight. For sheet metal applications aluminium composite is also much easier to shape and finish- if you need to cut apertures then simple wood working tools are all that's required. Cutting holes for wall sockets in aluminium composite for example is very easy to accomplish- unlike trying to cut out neat shapes in real metal.

Aluminium composite can be folded without the need for break presses!

A popular application for aluminium composite is folded structures. From sign trays to fascia panels and column cladding aluminium composite is easy to form and light enough to install easily.

Using the correct type of tooling aluminium composite can be scored and then folded. We have 90 degree and 135 degree tooling which allows you to bend, by hand to these angles.

Because aluminium composite comes complete with a factory paint or decorative finish there is simply no need to spend time on expensive paint treatments. For on site work you can leave the protective carrier tape on your aluminium composite structure and simply peel off when the site is ready to "go live". This protects your aluminium composites from dust, dirt and over painting during the construction process.

Typical applications for aluminium composite

Aluminium Composite can be utilised in the same ways as all types of aluminium composite

Flat panels
Sign trays
Individual lettering
Individual logos
Column cladding
Counter cladding
Ceiling tiles
Exterior signage
Exterior monoliths
Machine parts and covers
Grilles and screens
Interior design- wall panels, cladding etc.
Display panels
Point of sale structures

Aluminium Composite can be cut using our in-house CNC routing service, for finer work you can specify waterjet cutting. Aluminium Composite cut via waterjet features an attractive, smooth cut edge and allows for super fine detailing.

Your applications bought to life.

Our aluminium composite service is very different to most sites on the internet. Whatever your application we can supply you with either sheet aluminium composite or you can make use of our extensive, in-house manufacturing capabilities in order to buy in a complete, finished aluminium composite project.

If you could choose between a supplier who could just sell you raw sheet material or a supplier who matched this AND offered a full manufacturing and machining service which would you choose?

Aluminium composite has a myriad of applications- which we can help you tap into.
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Sunil Taparia

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Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP; also Aluminium Composite Material, ACM) or sandwich panel is a type of flat panel that consists of two thin aluminium sheets binded to a non-aluminium core. ACPs are frequently used for external cladding of buildings (building facades), for insulation and for signage.

Aluminium sheets can be coated with PVDF or Polyester paint.

ACP is very rigid and strong despite its light weight. Aluminium can be painted in any kind of colour, and ACPs are produced in a wide range of metallic and non-metallic colours as well as patterns that imitate other materials, such as wood or marble.

The core is commonly low density Polyethylene or an insulating material no less than 10 cm thick when its use is refrigeration insulation.

ACP is mainly used for external and internal architectural cladding or partitions, false ceilings, signage, machine coverings, container construction etc.

Applications of ACP are not limited to external building cladding, but can also be used in any form of cladding such as partitions, false ceilings etc. ACP is also widely used within the signage industry as an alternative to heavier, more expensive substrates.

ACP has been used as a light-weight but very sturdy material in construction, particularly for transient structures like trade show booths and similar temporary elements. It has recently also been adopted as a backing material for mounting fine art photography, often with an acrylic finish using processes like Diasec or other face-mounting techniques.

The main advantages of ACP are:

* increased rigidity and durability
* low weight
* weather and UV resistance
* easy forming and processing

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