Why ACP Sheets Are Available In Various Thicknesses And Sizes?
Aluminium Composite Panels are flat panels made up of rubber and aluminium. ACP sheets are available in various shades, designs, textures, thicknesses, and sizes. It makes the interior or exterior surface of a building clean, bright, and enchanting which gives it an aesthetic look. ACP Panels are used for building exterior walls, interior walls, ceiling decorations, renovation of old buildings, advertising signs, and display stands.
The way we perceive a structure has a lot to relate with design and the facade, or the thin second skin you may call it. The selection of thickness is as important as the choice of design, and texture of the facade. ACP sheet sizes are available in 3mm panels, 4mm panels, and 6mm panels. The thickness of the aluminium alloy coil and the thermoplastic core build the thickness of the end product.
3mm, 4mm & 6mm ACP Sheets
As far as thickness and size are concerned, the installation height heavily influences the choice. Choosing a particular thickness or size is largely influenced by wind velocity at different altitudes.
But, is that all? No!
The choice of picking the right ACP sheet thickness is one of the crucial parts of the right installation, as any space which requires a thicker panel cannot give the same longevity with a thinner installed. So, here are some handful tips that you can keep in mind for choosing the right ACP panel.
But first thing first, let’s understand the dimension of all types of thicknesses of aluminum composite panels.
ACP Sheets Sizes/Thickness Chart
3mm ACP Sheet
In this, the ACP panel contains, 0.21 to 0.25mm thick aluminium alloy coil along with a 2.5mm core. The thin coil is of the same thickness in the bottom and top layer, above which there is either a two-coat or three-coat PVDF paint coating, along with the protective film.
4mm ACP Sheet
The 4.0mm ACP comes in two forms. One contains a 3.0mm core along with 0.5mm thickness of the bottom and a top layer of Aluminium alloy. Another contains a 3.5mm LDPE core, along with 0.25mm aluminium alloy thickness. The difference in core thickness differentiates its application in interior and exterior facades.
6mm ACP Sheet
In a 6mm panel, the thickness of aluminium alloy is either 0.25mm, 0.30mm, or 0.50mm, while the core can be 5.5mm, 5.4mm, or 5mm. The dynamic feature of the 6mm ACP panel includes the ability to resist damage, and withstand challenging winds.
Tips for Choosing Right Thickness of Aluminium Composite Panel
Selection of the Area
If the ACP panel is selected for the interior, then 3mm thickness is the better choice, while for the exterior, the choice must be sturdy and strong enough to resist weather changes and changes in climatic conditions, which is why 4mm and 6mm is the more appropriate choice.
Type of Application
ACP sheets are useful in a range of operations. From the use of ACP sheets in designing signages, 3-D screens, event promotional stalls, trolleys, drawers, and metro coaches. ACP panels which are of 3mm thickness are used in trolley and drawers. 6mm ACP sheets are used for exterior purposes as they are quite strong and sturdy.
Viva, being one of the largest ACP sheets manufacturers in India has a collection of 3mm, 4mm, and 6mm Aluminium Composite panels which are of superior quality. We also offer the highest number of ACP shades in the country – Corton Steel, Galaxy, Dessert, Natural Stone, Premium Marble, Classic Sparkle, Mirror, Premium Wood, and many more to go. The shades and textures can also be customized as per the client’s requirements. Our ACP sheets also come with various properties such as Fire Retardant, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Scratch, and Self-Cleaning. We use Lead-free paint, certified by the IGBC which poses no threat to the environment.