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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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 Bostik. Cleaning 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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