ALPOLIC is an aluminum composite material (ACM) which is used widely in both exterior and interior wall cladding of new buildings and retrofit applications. Popularity of ALPOLIC cladding is due to its versatile nature, attractive and aesthetic appearance and having impressive safety standards. Due to claddings composite nature which is being light weight and having easy installation and fabrication system, it is superior to other materials such as pure aluminum cladding.
Why Using ALPOLIC Cladding is Recommended?
ALPOLIC Claddings bring many reasons for using them in any exterior and interior applications. They are huge selection of finishes and standard colors available to choose for different purposes. These materials have extreme durability, stability and they are perfect for absorbing sound and damping any vibration which could be annoying for residents. Being fire-retardant is the most important characteristic of ALPOLIC material.
As Told, this material is a very versatile which has many applications in a range of sectors and can be used for attractive designing. This cladding is approvable for small finishing in resident houses, to extensive commercial, architectural or construction projects or any other purposes. It is applicable for both eye-catching modern design and simple traditional look. It is obviously not just the outside of the building that can benefit from ALPOLIC cladding. Different colors available make it possible to easily create any desired effect on the inside. From stone and timber to metallic finishes, this cladding makes it easy and quick to upgrade interior décor instantly.
ALPOLIC Cladding installation
Hanging Method for External Wall Cladding
The hanging method is one of the most common method for fixing ALPOLIC. It often simplifies the installation procedure at the construction area and shortens the fixing period. This method makes it easy to loosen the movement due to thermal expansion and contraction. This is the result of panels not being tightly fastened to the sub-frame and being simply suspended.
Wet Sealant Joint
Wet sealant joint method is another popular and common method used for installing ALPOLIC cladding. This installation system with tray tape panels which is also known as rout and return panels, is available for a wide range of modern buildings and renovation applications. After ALPOLIC fixed on the substructure, a suitable sealing material is applied to the joints in order to prevent water leakage and ensure water-tightness.
Dry Gasket joint
In dry gasket method, strong gaskets are used in the joints instead of sealants. The most important thing about this method is the reduction of the amount of strain or dirt on the ALPOLIC Cladding surface and also the durability of this method is comparable to the wet sealant installing system.
Narrow Open Joint
This method is often approvable for timber-patterned and stone ALPOLIC Claddings in which narrow joints have effective role in aesthetic result. In narrow open joint system an appropriate sealing material or gasket is applied equivalent to needs and desires in designing.
For roof covering purposes, a water gutter or waterproof sheets are installed behind the ALPOLIC in order to make it possible for water to drain outside. This method is widely used in facilities having vast areas such as airports and stadiums.
Back Panel of Glass Curtain Wall
Glass curtain walls can sometimes need an astonished spandrel back panel behind glass for energy saving and aesthetic reasons. Due to the replacement issues after installing and finishing the construction of the building, this panel should be very durable especially when exposed to UV. ALPOLIC is ideal for such application.
Hanging Method for Internal Wall Cladding
Hanging method is utilized to install ALPOLIC on interior gypsum board. The vertical joint is concealed with a joint cover of the same material in this method. A “Stud Detector” is a very helpful tool for finding out the position of studding used behind gypsum board. It is good to know that Stud Detector is a small tool which works with an electromagnetic sensor. All of the types of ALPOLIC which are solid and metallic colors, stone and timber-patterned are approvable for this method.
Z-flange System for Covering Interior Columns
This method is mostly used for covering rectangular interior columns. Two Z-shaped flanges are often fixed to the sub-frame and then the joint is concealed with joint cover slip. Using countersunk rivet for assembling ALPOLIC in this method is noticeable.
Ceiling Panel Without Penetrating Rivet
Non-penetrating rivets are used to simplify the ALPOLIC details when using this material for indoor ceiling. These rivets are applicable only for low-gloss finishes. If these rivets are used for medium to high gloss panels, the concealing rivet trail will be visible from front perspective. In this method, ALPOLIC cladding which is already fabricated, is installed on a ceiling system with lightweight suspension bar.
Pedestrians Passage Roofs
For roof paneling of bus stations and public pathways, ALPOLIC/FR is very common to be used. In this method, the panel is fixed with high level grip between aluminum and sub-frames extrusions. In most of these applications, panels are being curved naturally without using any mechanical bending machine.