An aluminium composite panel is a multi-layer panel. Mineral or plastic filler is enclosed in two layers of aluminum, a layer of powder painting and a protective coating (PE or PVDF) is covered the front side of the panel. Although the composite panel is a very young material, this did not prevent it from gaining worldwide popularity and conquering the minds of designers and constructors. It is widely used for cladding facades, finishing rooms, making outside advertising structures, as well as in many other areas of life.
Exteriors of various buildings have become the most common area of use of products. The most popular are ventilated facades. But this is far from the only area where aluminium composite panels have found their application. So, you can often find the interior space in public institutions, finished with these materials. Most often, these are the buildings of stations, airports, schools, car dealerships, shopping centers, cinemas and hospitals. They reduce heat loss and absorb vibration. They do not accumulate electricity and are environmentally safe.
Types of the Metal Panels
The light weight of the panels reduces the load of the structure on the foundation. Flexibility and ease of processing allow creating complex architectural forms, processing facades with many angles and levels. Aluminum composite panel in Sydney for exterior wall decoration are divided into:
- Perforated panels.
- Honeycomb panels.
Matte and glossy, metallic, pearlescent, mirror, textured coatings are available in virtually the full range of colors required for architectural use. PVDF offers an extreme degree of wear resistance and is currently one of the highest quality coatings in the construction industry. Polyester protects the reverse side of the metal sheet from corrosion and an adhesive coating that ensures the tightness of the joints between the aluminium and filler layers.
Composite aluminum panels should be installed on a pre-assembled frame, which is made of an aluminum profile and can have any shape. Installation does not require the use of welding equipment, although composite panels are resistant to high temperatures and are not subject to damage if welding is necessary during the construction process.
The aluminum composite used in the production of panels has a perfectly even and smooth surface. However, do not forget that they need protection on the back as well. For this purpose, the following can be used — oxide films, primer, polyvinylidene fluoride or polyester. At the same time, oxide films or primers are considered the most common.
Working with composite panels requires great skill, precision and attention. If you do not know for sure whether aluminum composite panels in Sydney are suitable as a facade cladding material specifically for your project or if you doubt how much volume will be needed, you can always consult with the specialist, who can answer all your questions and offer the best services. The quality of panels directly depends on the manufacturer. It is the manufacturer who guarantees the quality of materials.