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Aluminium Composite Panels Installation Methods

Aluminium composite panel for facades is a multi-layer material, which consists of two sheets of aluminium and a polyethylene filler. The panels are coated with a special composition that protects them from the effects of atmospheric phenomena and aggressive environments. Composite panels are characterised by rigidity, resistance to impacts and mechanical damage, thermal stability, but at the same time they are flexible, plastic and can be easily transformed. In addition, aluminium composite panels are durable, fireproof, corrosion resistant and have a wide range of colours.

Installation of a composite aluminium panel can be carried out in various ways. Each of them has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, so the choice of a particular method should be approached very carefully.

  1. Types of installing aluminium composite panel in Sydney: Welding

The most common method of fastening a composite aluminium panel is welding. Most often, professionals use hot air welding (in this case, the air temperature reaches 260-280°C) by applying a solder (a special wire that acts as a connecting material during welding). The advantages of the method include the high strength of connection – but only if the welding is carried out in accordance with all the rules. The surfaces to be welded must be clean, grease-free, the solder must be of high quality as well.

  1. Gluing

Fastening an aluminium composite panel with metal glue or universal high-strength adhesive is also in high demand today. A wide range of adhesive compositions allows you to choose the best option for different types of materials. For example, when joining a composite with another material, experts recommend using highly elastic polyurethane-based adhesives. When gluing small structures that will not subsequently be subjected to serious operational loads, you can use velcro fasteners for mounting.

  1. Installing composite aluminium panel using rivets.

Installing aluminium profiles with rivets is a great opportunity to provide a strong and reliable connection. The method is used if the panel has a high load. If advertising panels will be placed in rooms with a high level of humidity or outdoors, blind aluminium or steel rivets are used for connection. Structures for rooms are connected using rivets with a countersunk head.

  1. Profile connections. 

One of the most reliable ways to fasten aluminium composite panel in Sydney are profiles. Profiles made of plastic or aluminium are used for advertising structures that are supposed to be used indoors. Outdoor installations are fastened using metal profile systems, but when installing, it’s recommended to leave a gap to allow the material to change geometric dimensions with temperature changes.

  1. Screw connection. 

It is reliable, but requires a professional approach. It will be possible to count on all the advantages of this method if the fastening is carried out by an experienced specialist. Outdoor installations are fastened with facade screws (gaskets) – it is important not to overtighten the screws, as the aluminium composite panel can be deformed during operation. Wooden screws are an excellent choice for connecting advertising structures designed for indoor use.

  1. Mechanical connection. 

This fastening system involves the use of screws. Professionals often prefer stainless steel elements, if for some reason it is difficult to use stainless steel elements, then the joints are protected from corrosion with a special varnish. One of the most reliable fasteners is a self-tapping screw. 

The functionality and technical characteristics of composite materials contribute to their widespread use for facade cladding of various construction projects. The use of panels is effective for facing commercial facilities, office and administrative buildings, car dealerships, technical premises, private houses and cottages. There is an opportunity to purchase aluminium composite panel in Sydney with professional installation! All products presented on the site are characterised by high quality and excellent performance parameters. As a nice bonus, the customer gets affordable prices and individual consultation.

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