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Everything you need to know about white aluminium composite sheet

Alupanel, or aluminium composite sheet as it is also known, consists of three layers. The outer layers are made of 0.3mm thick aluminium while the core consists of polyethylene (black plastic). White aluminium composite sheet is widely used in applications such as billboards and plastic wall cladding.

Applications of white aluminium composite sheet

Alupanel has 1001 different uses. This decorative aluminium composite sheet is easy to print on and therefore very popular in the advertising and signing industry. For example, white alupanel lends itself well to the creation of signboards, exhibition stands and for shop fitting. You also often see aluminium composite sheet used in the industrial sector for anything from wall coverings in trains or buses to coverings for trailers and commercial vehicles.

For example: 

To give a stylish twist to a boring system ceiling in a shop, aluminium composite sheet is a must. You can turn an inconspicuous ceiling into a design statement using the high gloss variant.

Types of white aluminium composite sheet

We offer our range of white aluminium composite sheet in 4 thicknesses: 2 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm and 6 mm. The standard surface finish is matt. The alupanel sheets in 3mm thickness are also available with a high gloss top layer.

Options for working with aluminium composite sheet

Alupanel sheets are easy to work with, even for the home handyman. You can saw, mill, paint, glue and drill them as long as you use the correct tools. Use good quality metal saws and HSS drills, for example. Find out more about making bolt and pop rivet connections in our blog: Connecting Dibond.

Good to know:

Because alupanel is a lightweight plastic, you do not need to use much glue for fixing. This allows you to easily dismantle the sheet again.

Tip: Are you going to glue alupanel sheets? Use Bostik glue for a smooth result.

Properties of white alupanel

  • UV resistant
  • Moisture resistant
  • Easy to print
  • Easy to edit
  • Unaffected by temperature changes
  • Light in weight

Properties

Panel size
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
Surface characteristics
Paint thickness (micron) 20
Pencil hardness >HB
Strength coating 3T
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
Product specifications
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

Indoor / outdoor use

  • Inside
  • Outside

Usage options

  • Chemically resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • Light sheet material
  • Moisture-proof
  • UV resistant

Maintenance of aluminium composite sheets

Do you want to clean the aluminium composite sheets? It’s quick and easy using a mild detergent and a soft cloth. For more thorough cleaning, view our tips for cleaning Dibond® and alupanel sheets.

Description

Plasticsheetsshop.co.uk stocks a large range of white aluminium composite panels. The signal white panels have RAL colour 9003. An aluminium sandwich sheet consists of a polythene core that is covered on both sides by an aluminium top layer. The sheets are especially designed for sign makers and they are extremely well suited for outdoor use. However, the material is also often implemented for interior purposes. Removing parts of the sheet by sawing, drilling or milling is a piece of cake and the possibilities of this material are endless. The surface of the material is suitable for printing and painting and it is UV resistant, which is why aluminium composite panels are so popular in the advertising industry. We stock aluminium composite panels in the sheet thicknesses: 2 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm and 6 mm. The standard finish is a white matt look. However, the 3-millimetre sheets are also available in a white and coloured gloss finish. Our white aluminium composite panels have a maximum sheet size of 240 by 100 centimetres.

Characteristics of white aluminium composite panels

Aluminium composite panels are produced by a number of companies, the best-known brands are Alupanel and Dibond®. The sandwich panel consists out of several layers. Just like all aluminium sandwich panels our sheets are shaped by a polythene core with thin aluminium top layers. The tough polythene core, also known as PE, is insusceptible for moisture, UV radiation and ambient temperatures. The material is easy to work with and is slightly pliable, meaning the aluminium composite panels can bend a little without retaining this new shape. The top layers are made of 0.3 mm aluminium, another material that is easy to work with. Any sawing, drilling, milling and gluing is easy to accomplish. When gluing aluminium composite panels, we recommend using the quality products from BostikCleaning the aluminium composite panels is effortless, all that is required is a mild cleaning product and a soft cloth.

Aluminium composite panels are especially designed for the sign making industry. Both the white and the coloured sheets are suitable for many different printing techniques. An extra advantage is the fact that aluminium composite is a relatively lightweight material, making any advertising sign easy to handle and transport. Aluminium composite panels are insusceptible for ambient temperatures, meaning that the amount of thermal expansion will be minimal. With a temperature difference of 100 degrees Celsius the thermal expansion will only be 2.4 mm per meter. Aluminium composite panels are suited for temperatures between -50° Celsius and +90° Celsius. Additionally, the material is durable, and the top layers can cope with acids, alkalis, oils and strong solvents.

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