ACM Panel

  • Aluminum Composite Material

    Over the years in the history of humanity we have progressed a lot, gone are the days when we used to live in huts in villages and used carts for transportation; it is the time when we live advanced cities, concrete metropolises and advanced cars. I used that example to make my point much understandable, during that advancement and even now a thing that is most sought after are materials which are durable and tough yet light at the same time. As humans are progressing and advancing, they need such materials. Such materials would have numerous applications, in construction of buildings, automobiles, etc. We have a few materials and one of the best of these materials is an Aluminum Composite Material.

    What is an ACM Panel?

    Basically, two aluminum sheets bonded together by a Polyethylene sheet at its core. Aluminum is a well known material famous for its light weight, durability and strength. When such a metal is joined together with another aluminum sheet its properties are greater, but the addition of a polyethylene core in the middle increases its strength exponentially and makes it thicker. The two aluminum layers are now reinforced and insulated, with their bond nearly unbreakable.

    Uses:

    Aluminum Composite Panels are flexible, formable, compact and stable which allows them to be used in various applications but mostly they are used in architecture and designing. They are used in external and internal architectural cladding or partitions, false ceilings, signage, machine coverings, container constructions, etc. Most of the time you will find Aluminum Composite Material panels used in making signs which you can see outside stores and such, and that is due to the Aluminum Composite Material being weather proof in addition to being light and durable. As you can guess the signs are displayed in a place where they are subjected to a variety of environmental conditions, from rain to hail to sunshine to snow and what not. The properties of the Aluminum Composite Material make it able to withstand all that punishment. Now there are a lot of other materials available for the construction of sign boards, but ACM remains a favorite among manufacturers because when we come down to the cost of the materials involved aluminum and polyethylene is much cheaper. There are different thicknesses in which the material is available, but this thickness does not affect its final application.

    ACM Vs. other options:

    Even as we speak, there are newer materials being developed with lightness and durability being the main requirements. One such material already exists, and it is known as Carbon Fiber. It is a well known material and it is on the rise but while it is light and can take some punishment, the material is quite brittle. This where Aluminum Composite Material outshines because it is not brittle and it can withstand considerable amounts of onslaught. That is why in construction, architecture and signage, ACM panels are used and not carbon fiber or some other materials. Because of its light weight and the ability to take extensive amounts of punishment, so if you want to make a sign, you now know of the perfect material.

  • Application of ACM Panel

    The Aluminum Composite Material or ACM for short is one of the strongest, durable and lightest materials used in construction all over the world. Essentially being two sheets of aluminum, bonded to a polyethylene core, the material is quite resilient to any amount of punishment it receives. No matter how challenging the construction is, with the ACM it can easily be achieved. One thing that further enhances its appeal is that its easy to make, easy to handle and not to mention quite cheap which make one of the most sought after materials in construction for a variety of projects. But what are the applications for the ACM? Some of them are described below:

    Signage:

    This is the main function for the ACM. By using ACM Panels, outdoors sign that have the material are much more durable, strong and are very weather resistant. Since the sign hangs outside, it has to take a lot of pounding from weather, temperature changes and corrosion. The ACM Panels are the perfect choice for outdoor signs because they are resilient to them all, and in addition to that are quite light weight and easy to install.

    Interior Décor:

    With new designs coming up every day for interior decoration, there is need for a material that can keep up with the changes. Something that was light, yet strong and easy to handle. The ACM Panels are perfect for the job and are extensively used in both interior and exterior decoration. They can be easily molded into different shapes and come in a variety of colors which make them the optimum choice for interior and exterior decoration. Many pieces of architecture employ ACM as their principal building material because of the same reason.

    Ceilings and Floorings:

    Next time when you’re in your office, look up to the ceiling and try to guess what material is it made up from; chances are that ACM Panels were used to make it up. Since there is a Polyethylene sheet in the core (which is a great insulator), the ACM Panel is a hot item for false ceilings as the aluminum on the outside adds strength, and the inner core adds insulation. The material is used for the same reason in flooring as well, because it is lightweight and durable and is not subject to corrosion as wood would be. Also being easy to install and being cheap, also adds appeal to the material.

    Vehicle and Aircraft design:

    As smart vehicles are coming up every day, centered on speed and efficiency, the demand for light and durable materials is increasing as well. Though there are some materials in the market being used for the same purpose, such as carbon fiber. They are quite brittle and cannot sustain a lot of impact. That is why we have ACM Panel who provide the excellent material for that purpose; it is lightweight allowing the vehicle to go fast, and is durable which allows it to sustain some impact making it the perfect material used in Vehicle and Aircraft design.

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