Aluminium composite panels have been specially developed for the advertising and signage industry. You can see that in the top layers, which can be printed very successfully with various printing techniques and inks. Alupanel available in a wide range of colours and in brushed aluminium.
Alupanel is also known under the names Aluminium Composite Panels (or ACP), Alubond and Dibond®.
Alupanel sheets are UV-resistant, lightweight and easy to work with. That is why you often find these plates in the advertising and interior design industry. For example, think of cladding, displays and billboards.
In addition to alupanel sheets from the Dibond® brand, we also sell white composite panels and alupanel sheets in various other colours.
Regarding the thickness, you can choose from alupanel sheets ranging from 2 to 6 millimetres. We will saw the panel for you.
Our alupanel plates are available in a wide range of colours: white, black, grey, silver, brushed aluminium, red, ivory, dark green, dark blue, blue, orange, yellow, green and brown.
Alupanel plates are easy to process, from the aluminium top layers to the polyethene core. Sawing, milling, painting, glueing, drilling present no problem. The average DIYer can also do this successfully as long as you use the right tools. We recommend the quality products of the Bostik brand for glueing alupanel sheets.
We call this type of panel a composite or sandwich panel because it is made up of three layers. The top layers are made of 0.3-millimetre thick aluminium and the core consists of polyethene. Alupanel plates are insensitive to temperature changes. You can use them in temperatures from -50 ° C to + 90 ° C. Only when the 100-degree limit is exceeded will the plates expand 2.4 millimetres per linear metre.
|Panel thickness (mm)||3|
|Aluminium thickness (mm)||0.3 (/EuroACP 0.26 mm)|
|Standard size||1500 x 3050|
|Admissible dimensional deviations|
|Thickness (mm)||– 0 + 0.2|
|Width (mm)||± 2|
|Length (mm)||± 3|
|Diagonal (mm)||± 5|
|Thermal expansion||2.4mm/m @100°C temperature difference|
|Aluminium thickness (mm)||± 0.02|
|Paint thickness (micron)||20|
|Temperature tolerance||-50°C to +90°C|
|Impact resistance (Kg Cm2)||50|
|Boiling water tolerance||No change after 2 hours in boiling water|
|Acid tolerance||No change in surface after 24 hours immersed in 2% HC1|
|Alkali tolerance||No change in surface after 24 hours immersed in 2% NaOH|
|Oil tolerance||No change in surface after 24 hours immersed in 20% motor oil|
|Solvent tolerance||No change after 100 cleanings with Dimethylbenzene|
|Cleaning tolerance||>1000 times without change|
|Flaking resistance 180.||>5 Newton/mm|
|Weight (Kg m2)||3.8|
|Sound absorption NRC||0.05|
|Sound absorption Rw db||24|
|Water absorption in % per volume||0.01|
|Thermal efficiency R-values||0.0057|
|Composition core||LDPE Polythene|
|Fire rating||Class 1 BS476 PT7 / Class 0 BS476 P16|
Do you want to clean the panels? This is easy using a mild detergent and a soft cloth.
We stock a wide range of composite panels that includes both aluminium composite (ACP) and Dibond® sandwich panels. These can be cut and shaped to fit your exact requirements. ACP is a versatile sheet material that has many applications. The sandwich panels are available in a selection of colours and in thicknesses ranging from 2-6 mm. Panels can be purchased either in a fixed size or cut to bespoke dimensions. Below the products on this page, you will find more relevant information about the characteristics and applications of aluminium composite panels.
Aluminium composite panels are made from two elements – a core made of a strong plastic known as polyethylene, and two, thin aluminium outer layers. The materials are then bonded together into an ACP panel, which is sometimes also known as a sandwich panel. The combination of materials make ACP panels both lightweight and stylish, but also very strong and durable for both indoor and outdoor use. We’ve written a handy guide on the specifications of our range.
Due to their combination of light weight and versatility, aluminium composite panels have a broad range of uses. Indoors, they are a popular material for home improvement projects such as splashback panels for kitchens, or as wall coverings. The weather-resistance of aluminium also means that there are numerous exterior applications for the material. These can include billboards, signage and wall cladding.
While aluminium composite panels can be prepared for printing or painting, Dibond® has been specially developed with a finish ready for printing on with epoxy/urethane bicomponent ink. All that is required is to prepare the panel with alcohol to remove dust and debris.
We offer a wide range of coloured aluminium composite sheets, with brushed aluminium and silver finishes also available. Coloured aluminium composite panels can only be ordered with a sheet thickness of 3 millimetres, but can still be cut to your specific size requirements at no additional cost.
ACP panels do not require any specialist tools to manipulate, a standard metal saw and regular drill bits are ideal. This means anybody can use panels for their home improvements. Depending on the needs of the project, you can cut, saw, drill, bend and weld panels as required. As well as providing fixed-size panels, Plastic Sheets Shop will prepare sheets to your custom dimensions for free – meaning that you are able to use the materials as soon as they arrive.
Cleaning Dibond® and aluminium composite panels will depend on the type of finish – coated or sanded aluminium. Both can be cleaned with a mild shampoo and cloth, before being dried with a microfibre cloth. Abrasive cleaning products should never be used as it can impair the finish. In addition, sanded panels should always be cleaned in the direction of the pattern.
You can easily and quickly order alupanel sheets from us online. We will saw these for you and deliver them within 48 hours. You will be kept informed of the ordering process via e-mail.
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