ALUCOMAT® & ALUCOMAT-FR®
The Lightweight, Rigid, Bendable Aluminium Composite Panel for The Slickest Building Cladding Solutions.
ALUCOMAT® is our most popular aluminium composite material (ACM).
ALUCOMAT® is lighter and more cost-effective than any other metal panels.
The maximum sheet widths are 1250 and 1500 with lengths of 1800 to 4000 readily available. Other widths and lengths are available on request, however minimum quantities apply.
10 Years Warranty on Coating -
ALUCOMAT® Aluminium Composite Material (also known as Aluminium Composite Panel) is ideal for a wide variety of exterior architectural, interior decorative, signage advertising, transport, and industrial applications.
For project cost estimate and purchasing, an elevation drawing showing panel layout, panel dimensions, and support rail/fixing positions should be made available to relevant project stakeholders (such as sub-contracting fabricator and installer).
Following check-points are recommended to the designers:
1. Wind Load Calculation
To determine maximum positive and negative wind impact resistance requirement.
2. Tray Dimension
Maximum dimension of panel depends on panel dimension less tray return dimension. For instance, for a 1250 x 3300 mm panel, maximum tray dimension is 1190 x 3240 mm.
3. Panel Joints
To determine how many fixing rivets are required along each edge of tray in order to install trays on cladding structure on the wall.
4. Panel Layout
Based on building requirements.
5. Abutment Details
Justify horizontal & vertical span/spacing distance for stiffeners & fixings by Maximum Uniformly Distributed Load (KN/m²) = UDL.
6. Color Shade Difference
Due to nature of production engineering (coating is done in one direction and each batch of coating is unique), slight color difference may be noticeable if panels are mixed from several different batches of production; and panels are installed in different directions (not following directional arrows printed on protective film).
To avoid such color shade difference, designers must estimate total required quantity of panels adequately with safety buffer, ensuring that each project will use panels only from identical coating batch. In addition, designers must ensure that sub-contracting installers would install panels in the same direction as marked on protective film.
ALUCOMAT® has developed a set of sample sketch drawings aiming at proper adaption of our quality solution. Drawings are available in Technical Manual; please contact your dealer or contact us if you do not currently have one.
ALUCOMAT® & ALUCOMAT-FR®
LAYING OUT SHEETS
Aluminium composite panels have what is referred to as a 'grain' which reflects light differently along one axis. Generally this grain is aligned with the length of the sheet. To avoid possible reflection differences (especially for metallic colours), it is recommended that panels be installed in the same (parallel) direction. Hence it is necessary to maintain an operational maximum width in either the vertical or horizontal direction.
ALUCOMAT® & ALUCOMAT-FR® is composed of a CLASS 1 (BS476) thermoplastic- polyethylene core, or the non-combustible CLASS 0 (BS476) fire-rated compound core sandwiched between two aluminium alloy sheets through continuous heat & pressure process with the problem-free lamination adhesive foil. The surface is typically coil coated with KYNAR® 500, or PPG Duranar® XL Plus PolyVinylidene DiFluoride (*PVDF) resin fluoropolymer coil coatings, also available in 3 layers, with peelable protective film on one surface and wash (service) coat on the reverse side.
ALUCOMAT® Advantages & Features:
Lightweight yet very strong
Comes with proven strength-to-weight ratio surpassing solid aluminium.
The load for external walls is reduced by 40% compare to solid
aluminium sheet with the same rigidity, which is structurally safer.
Being easy to ship and install, makes it highly cost-effective for the
Fire Retardant - Passed the American SAFETY/ CLASS A rating per ASTM E84 and the British per BS- 476, also Taiwanese CNS-6532 ,etc. It performed excellent in flame spread and smoke development.
Weather Durability and Corrosion Resistance
Good Thermal Insulation
The PE or fire-rated core isolates the differential exterior temperature and moisture, which allow you to save on the utility bills.
Great Impact Resistant
Viscoelastic high molecular resin comprises the core, preventing cracking or breaking, yet comes with the exceptional high stiffness and impact resistance.
Outstanding Sound Insulation
Compared to the other materials with the same weight (steel, solid aluminium, tile, plywood, etc.), it has a greater sound transmission loss.
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