Aluminum Composite Panels
ACM, A lightweight, durable, and corrosion-resistant material.
Aluminum composite materials (ACM) are a three-layer sandwich panel comprising two pre-painted aluminum sheets bonded to a polyethylene (PE) core for durability and good dimensional stability. Both sides, and the ornamental surface of the product, is covered with decorative and protective coating. In recent years, ACM building materials have grown in popularity. ACM panels, are commonly used for architectural cladding, signage, and facades. They are also used in interior design applications such as wall partitions, ceiling panels, and decorative signage. The panels are popular due to their lightweight, durability, and versatility in design.
When compared to a single-layer aluminum plate, an aluminum-plastic composite panel has a higher elastic limit, is less likely to bend, and maintains good flatness in its natural state for a long time without excessive external force. The aluminum-plastic composite panel is produced of aluminum and a light-density plastic core material. Since it weighs less than a comparable aluminum panel or other metals, ACM has the same rigidity and thickness as those materials but is smaller and less weighty. Fabricating ACM panels involves working with specialized tools and equipment to shape, cut, and bond the panels according to specific design requirements. ACM panels can be cut to size using appropriate cutting tools. The cutting method and tools used will depend on the thickness and type of panel being cut. For example, a circular saw with a fine-toothed blade can be used to cut thinner ACM panels, while thicker panels may require a specialized cutting tool, such as a panel saw or a CNC router. ACM continues to be a popular product due to its versatility, contact your local Laird Plastics sales rep to buy and learn more about ACM. Click Here for more information on ACM Material.