5 Unbelievable Facts About Aluminium Composite Sheets
You may not be aware that BASF and ALUSINGEN invented and patented Aluminium Composite Sheets in 1969? Informally known as sandwich panels, ACP sheets were commercialized after the twenty-year patent (1971-1991) of the patented ALUCOBOND was uplifted by ALUSINGEN. Around 200+ Aluminium Composite Panel dealers have sprung up all over the globe since then.
How interesting, isn’t it?
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Here are some of the most intriguing aspects of ACP panels:
Earth-loving material: Aluminium composite panels consist of 85% of recycled materials such as aluminium, polymer, and minerals. It is possible to reprocess them easily without compromising their quality or value, saving our planet’s precious resources from meeting the landfill. Also, ACP sheets are actively used in energy-saving systems such as solar heating, photovoltaic, etc.
Ultralight: The weight of heavy construction materials like wood, vinyl, and fiber cement increases the cost of operating the construction project. It is because transporting these materials to the construction site may require special equipment or multiple vehicles. Furthermore, moving and installing each piece will take more workers, thus increasing the labor cost.
The lightweight aluminium composite sheets are an incredible alternative to these materials. Their finished weight is about 2.5 pounds per square foot after a complete installation.
Fire-retardant: The core of fire-retardant aluminium composite sheets comprises polymer-bonded, inorganic minerals such as Aluminium Trihydroxide and Magnesium Dihydroxide, which is sandwiched between two thin coil-coated aluminium sheets.
It thus impedes the intensity and speed of fire spread for up to three hours, which facilitates effortless evacuation.
Not to mention, fire retardant aluminium composite sheets transform into harmless dust particles instead of flaming droplets, which causes the least destruction of property and loss of lives.
Unlimited customizability: Whether you would like to incorporate a rustic element into your residential space or want a classy, ethereal yet minimalistic look for your corporate identity, the possibilities are endless.
Aluminium composite sheets can resemble a wide array of exhilarating hues and abstract patterns such as granite, stone, wooden, metallic, marble, brush, sand, mirror, metallic, rust, etc., besides offering the convenience of customization based on your architectural preferences.
Robust physical traits: Aluminium composite sheets can comfortably resist extreme temperatures ranging from -50° to +80° and weather conditions such as rain, storm, snow, etc. The low density of the core of our ACP panels provides exceptional dimensional stability and insulation properties (both heat and noise), ensuring quieter and cooler buildings. Also, they are resistant to UV rays, scratches, microbial growth, and corrosion. As a result, they can stand the test of time for 30 years if they are well cared for.
There’s no doubt that premium quality ACP cladding creates a futuristic look for high-rise buildings, bungalows, mansions, and other commercial structures.
An aesthetically appealing aluminium composite sheet facade increases the value of your premises while serving as a mental hug for the onlookers.