Here’s the list of the frequently asked questions.
ACP stands for Aluminum Composite Panels
The construction of the outermost layer on a building is called cladding.
ACPs consist of a core which is made of either Polyethylene (PE) or a non-combustible mineral material sandwiched between two skins of aluminum. This will give the composite all the advantages it creates such as the lightweight, design/fabrication flexibility, and sound barrier.
For residential purposes, the thickness is a maximum of 4mm. For commercial purposes, they can go up to 6mm.
The most important advantage in using ACPs is the fact that they create a breathable yet waterproof/insulated layer on the wall. This will allow a secondary rainscreen wall over the primary exterior which is normally made of plywood or concrete. For concrete exteriors, ACPs are the ultimate choice to create continuous insulation layers.
The other advantages include:
- Creating seamless corners
- Custom design and making various panel sizes and shapes
- Increase the durability of the exterior
- Creating a modern and aesthetic look with ultra- flat panels
- Cost-effective exterior solution,
- Ease and high speed of installation
- Maintenance-friendly, scratch-resistance and washability
ACPs are lightweight so they can be safely installed unto the existing plywood with a railing & clip system already fitted on the back of the pre-assembled ACPs using screws. This will create some protrusion over plywood surfaces. For dense or concrete surfaces, a steel subframe will be installed first and then the ACPs will be installed on top of the frame. This will create additional protrusion depending on the required technical specifications such as insulation requirements and vertical & horizontal leveling.
Yes, ACPs with the non-combustible core are fire-resistant.
Due to higher amount of polyester in metallic colors that come from organic pigments, the gloss fade will start in 10 years compared to solid colors which will resist fading until after 15 years. Please call us for commercial paint requirements and extended warranty.
Non-contaminated Aluminum Coil (ACP manufacturing stage)
Correct routing (shop fabrication stage)
Appropriate cutting (shop fabrication stage)