Alucobond

Product Description

ALUCOBOND® is the “Original” and has been the market leader in aluminium composite panels world-wide since 1969.

ALUCOBOND® shows excellent product properties such as extraordinary flatness, a large variety of colours and perfect formability. It has been developed as a rigid and, at the same time, flexible fascia material for architecture. ALUCOBOND® is extremely weatherproof, impact-resistant and break-proof, vibration-damping, and ensures easy and fast installation.

As a light composite material consisting of two aluminium cover sheets and a plastic core, the versatile ALUCOBOND® product is a material also preferred in areas other than architecture, such as image-building Corporate Design, and is widely used in industry and transportation.

Numerous international prizes have been awarded for this successful product. With more than 130 million sq.m of ALUCOBOND® sold, it has proved to be one of the most successful materials world-wide.

Colours & Surfaces

Architecture and colour design are inseparable. Colours underline, highlight and structure the design concept thus generating the emotional experience of space and architectural variety.

From a wide range of colours ALUCOBOND® offers both solid, metallic and special effect colours. Customized colours are available on request.

Taking the colour effects found in nature as an example, ALUCOBOND® Spectra colours add a new dimension to the colour range. The natural beauty of aluminium is particularly accentuated by the new naturAL surface series. The variety of colours is topped off by naturally coloured anodised and mill-finished surfaces.

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Product Properties

ALUCOBOND® is a composite panel consisting of two aluminium cover sheets and a plastic core. The superb properties of this material boost one’s inspiration and offer architecture a whole new range of solutions – whether your project is a residential or public building, a corporate headquarter, an office building, a trading or industrial complex – or if your organisation wants to create a new image-building Corporate Design – whether for petrol stations, car showrooms, banks or supermarkets.

ALUCOBOND® perfectly adapts to a building’s contours, flowing elements. It is the combination of formability, flatness, stability and weather resistance that characterizes this material. Due to its composite structure, ALUCOBOND® can take on many different shapes. Though both stable and flat ALUCOBOND® can be perfectly formed without any loss to its rigidity.

Lightness / Rigidity

The composite structure of ALUCOBOND® results in an impressive strength-to-weight ratio, even when comparing large panel sizes. Despite its low weight, which makes ALUCOBOND® easy to transport and handle in the factory and on site, its rigidity and high strength make the panels keep their shape and remain flat, even when exposed to extreme temperature changes.

Sustainability | Environment, Safety and Quality

Today 3A Composites is recognized worldwide as one of the leading companies in the field of sustainability – in fact not only within its own branch but also among other diversified producers and raw material processing companies throughout the world. 3A Composites‘s commitment to sustainability enables the company to make decisions that create the highest economic, social and ecological value, by taking the requirements of all the relevant groups into consideration.

The company commits to continuous self improvement programs for environmental protection, many of which exceed government regulations. 3A Composites continues to serve as a global leader in this field.

During the life cycle of ALUCOBOND® composite panels, no substances containing CFC are set free at any time. The core material does not contain any nitrogen, chlorine or sulphur. Therefore, selecting ALUCOBOND® for projects which require environmental-friendly materials is literally a natural choice.

Recycling

ALUCOBOND® is fully recyclable, i.e. both the core material and the aluminium cover sheets are recycled and can be used in the production of new material.

Product Range

Due to manufacturing, a displacement of the cover sheets sidewise at the panel edges up to 2 mm is possible.

Thickness: ± 0,2 mm
(mill-finish | stove lacquered | anodized)
Width: – 0 / + 4 mm
Lengths: 1000 – 4000 mm; – 0 / + 6 mm
Lengths: 4001– 6800 mm; – 0 / + 10 mm

* Anodized according to DIN 17611. All anodized ALUCOBOND® composite panels have contact lines (about 25 mm width) on their short sides. For panel lengths of more than 3500 mm, the composite panels have contact lines (about 2 – 3 mm width) on their long sides. Maximum panel length 6500 mm. Please take this into consideration when dimensioning the panels.

Rear-Ventilated Facade System

Design and structural benefits

  • ALUCOBOND® panels have an impressive strength-to-weight ratio
  • Simple tolerance compensation
  • Insulation material thickness is easy to vary
  • All energy-related building standards can be easily attained
  • Effective protection from rain and condensation
  • Protects against vandalism (graffiti, mechanical loading)

Energy efficiency

  • Protects building interior from heating in the summer, protects against cooling and loss of heat in the winter
  • A pleasant room climate ensures comfort
  • Very good vapour diffusion properties (no formation of condensation)

Sustainability/efficiency

  • Rear-ventilated facade systems are not very prone to damage
  • Long facade service life
  • Low service life costs as very little maintenance and repair work is needed
  • Easy to disassemble
  • Can be reused and recycled

Aesthetics

  • Combination of materials, surfaces, colours, shapes, joins
  • Huge variety of colours and surfaces
  • Influences the architectonic character of a building as the cladding is either attached in a visible or concealed manner
  • 3D structuring of the facade

Installation, Maintenance, Storage & Handling

To avoid possible reflection differences (for metallic, special effect, naturAL, and spectra colours), it is recommended to install the panels in the same direction as marked on the protective peel-off-foil. Colour variations may occur between panels originating from different production batches. To ensure colour consistency, the total requirement for a project should be placed in one order.

Protective foil

  • To avoid residuals of glue sticking to the surface of the panels due to UV radiation, it is recommended to remove the protective foil as soon as possible after the installation.
  • The protective foils and the panel surfaces must not be marked using ink (marker), adhesive tapes or stickers, as the lacquered surfaces could be damaged by solvents or plasticizers.
  • Make sure to remove the protective foil as soon as possible after installation as weathering for a longer period could make the foil difficult to remove.

Cleaning and maintenance

The frequency of cleaning depends on the design and the degree of soiling. For further information, please refer to our brochure ALUCOBOND® Processing.

Storage / Handling

  • Protect ALUCOBOND® pallets during storage against rain, penetration of moisture and condensation.
  • Only pallets of identical size should be stacked, with a maximum of 6 pallets stacked on top of each other.
  • Storage exceeding 6 months should be avoided, as it may become difficult to remove the protective foil.
  • When stacking the panels nothing should be placed in between them, as this could produce marks on the panels.

Recycling

ALUCOBOND® can be fully recycled, i.e. both the core material and the aluminium cover sheets can be recycled and used for the production of new material.