Product Description

ALUCORE® is an aluminium composite panel consisting of two cover sheets and a honeycomb core of aluminium.

Following in the footsteps of the world-wide established ALUCOBOND® trademark, ALUCORE® is also a composite material for a variety of applications in transport and industry or architecture, showing excellent product properties such as extraordinary flatness, large variety of colours and high formability.
The aluminium honeycomb core gives the composite panel a high rigidity and an extremely low weight. ALUCORE® therefore provides the decisive advantage where very high demands are made on the material for applications such as façade cladding or roofing, e.g. if exposed to extremely high wind load and for large self-supporting roofs.

ALUCORE® is the first lightweight panel that you, too, will absolutely insist as being: a bond for life.

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.

In a wide range of colours ALUCORE® offers both solid and metallic colours. Customized colours are available on request.

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Product Properties

In contrast to conventional honeycomb composite panels, the system components of ALUCORE® are bonded in a continuous process. The material does not become brittle-hard but shows tough and resilient properties and excellent peel strength – the basis for a high product quality. Planners, architects and designers appreciate ALUCORE® because it combines high mechanical properties, such as the tensile strength of the cover sheets, with outstanding processing and aesthetic features.

The continuous production process allows the production of large size panels up to lengths of 9 m, with superior flatness. Clean, easily fabricated with perfect details, a great variety of applications is possible with the use of ordinary tools. Its particular characteristics make ALUCORE® the ideal choice not only for outdoor applications such as façade cladding, roofing, balconies, shelters, etc., but also for interior design like artistic ceilings, or for applications in transport and industry.

In addition to its low weight and perfect flatness, ALUCORE® shows excellent weathering resistance. With regard to the surface finishing, high-quality lacquering systems with optimum resistance to weather and industrial pollution are used exclusively.

ALUCORE® shows the following properties:

  • Large variety of colours and perfect flatness
  • Low weight and extremely high rigidity
  • Unlimited planning and design due to high formability
  • Vibration-damping, therefore no additional sound-damping needed
  • Simple processing using conventional tools, e.g. for folding and bending
  • Smooth handling on the site, even with large size panels
  • Low cost for substructures and fasteners
  • Short construction times, adherence to schedules, low cost
  • Excellent weather resistance and long-term properties

It is the combination of formability, flatness, stability and weather resistance that characterizes this material. Due to its composite structure, ALUCORE® can take on many different shapes. It is almost like a different skin wrapping the building structure. Its perfect formability does not affect its stability and flatness. The high rigidity of the panel remains.


Lightness / Rigidity
The composite structure of ALUCORE® results in an impressive strength-to-weight ratio, even when comparing large panel sizes. Despite its low weight, which makes ALUCORE® 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.

Environment, Safety and Quality
For 3A Composites, effective, continuing environmental protection is a main priority. The company considers natural resources to be a basic asset to be preserved, in order to ensure forthcoming generations a future worth living.
The company commits itself to continuous own improvements in environmental protection, which by far exceed existing regulations. Also in this field, 3A Composites endeavours to play a leading role.

ALUCORE® can be fully recycled with any other aluminium without prior separation or sorting (scrap value).

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Installation, Maintenance, Storage & Handling

To avoid possible reflection differences (for metallic colours only), we recommend installing the panels in the direction of the marking shown on the protective foil of the individual panels.
Due to the production process, a displacement of the cover sheets of max. 2 mm to one side may occur along the longer sides of the panels.

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 ALUCORE® Processing [PDF 3,1 MB].

Storage / Handling

  • Protect ALUCORE® 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.
  • The stacking height per pallet should not exceed 2 m.
  • 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.