24 July 2023
Do you want to know more about Aluminium Composite Panels? See these frequently asked questions to get a deeper insight into this popular material!
Aluminium Composite is a high-performance composite material consisting of two aluminium sheets bonded to an extruded polyethylene core. As a result of this technology, Aluminium Composite panels offer a perfectly flat and very formable material with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio.
Whilst maintaining a lightweight rigid core, AlupanelFR is designed with fire retardant capabilities specifically for use on signage applications where enhanced fire certification is required.
Due to its limited rate of expansion and contraction as well as strength and versatility, Aluminium Composite panels have both indoor and outdoor applications, these include -
Signage and Displays
Partitions and Internal Walls
Due to the flat, smooth surface of Aluminium Composite Panel, it can be cut easily using a the following methods -
However, it is not advised to cut Aluminium Composite panels by hand as it can be very dangerous, time consuming and inefficient. Use the Cut to Size service from PDLto achieve perfect results to any specification.
Our technical library includes the manufacturer's fabrications guide for fabricating Alupanel sheets.
Aluminium Composite panels are extremely versatile when it comes to the ways in which they can be used, and have a number of benefits compared to other materials.
Some of these advantages include -
Multi-Useability - Due to its highly functional nature, Aluminium Composite Panels can be used in a variety of applications when compared to other forms of materials.
Variety of Colours - Perspex Distribution offers a wide range of vibrant colour options for our Aluminium Composite panels which further enhances their range of use.
Cost Effective - Aluminium Composite panels are the cost effective solution of choice for signage and display whilst not sacrificing on structural rigidity. It also helps keep transportation costs down as it is extremely lightweight.
Guaranteed to last - Our Alupanel Aluminium Composite Panels are manufactured with an external warranty of up to 5 years. This warranty contributes to the overall durability and longevity of the product.
Alupanel is ideal for direct print, with specialist print grades also available.
Alupanel variants designed specifically for high quality printing include:
A-Lite - A Signal White digital coating for improved ink adhesion and bright, intense colours. Plus an easy peel film for ease of removal before printing.
Alupanel Standard - Fabrication grade panels ideal for 3D printed designs.
Hoarding Grade - Lighter weight panels for short term flat print applications.
It is worth ensuring that before printing to make sure a weather resistant and adhesive ink is selected. Also the panel needs to be free of dust, dirt and oil as this can affect the overall print quality.
Aluminium Composite materials provide a high level of environmental protection. This is because these products are made with at least 80% recycled content and are often turned into other construction products which ensures sustainability.
Aluminium is infinitely recyclable making it the material of choice for balancing the demand of a growing economy with the need to preserve the environment.