Aluminum composite panel, abbreviated as ACP panel, is basically a structure of three layers. As the low-density core is inserted between two thin skin layers, it is sometimes called sandwich panel. The skin layers are aluminum sheets and the low-density core is a non-aluminum core. The sandwich setup enables ACP panels to be perfect for mechanical uses. It stands out from the other metallic panels for excellent mechanical performance at minimal weight. Sandwich panels have extensive uses for their high rigidity.
For years, Aluminum composite panels have been used to manufacture both military aircraft and civilian aircraft. Nowadays, these are used in racing cars, ship buildings and custom architectures. A modern civil aircraft can include up to 5-15% composite panel. The percentage may increase up to 50% in new Boeing 7E7 aircraft. The light-weight and optimum durability would make this aircraft outstanding. Due to a number of great features, the ACP panels can be utilized in different areas.
The acceptance and success of composite technology in the automotive and aviation industry have made it attractive to the other industries looking to have the best benefits of it. Here ACP panels have been taking a significant place. The Aluminum composite panels are lighter than steel.
In the case of an interior decoration, it plays an important role. The PVDF coating on it makes it durable and resistant to elemental attacks. Their unique flexibility allows you to use these in columns, interior walls, aeroplanes, partitions, rail coaches, false ceilings, noise-barrier walls, escalator cladding and many other places. Besides, you can use it for exterior designs. It will surely beautify your exterior. This is why using an Aluminum composite panel in factory buildings, petrol pumps, sports stadiums, outdoor homes, bus stands, shopping centers, vehicles, airports, and bridge cladding are always good. For its flat polished look, it is used as signage. The glittering quality always draws onlookers’ attentions.
Cautious for buying ACP panels
At the time of buying these, you should be very careful. There are some companies using plastic panels and selling them as ACP panels. Therefore, at the time buying these, you need to scratch on them. It will help you test the originality. Besides, there are a few low-quality aluminum panels sold by dishonest sellers. They sell low-quality panels with the name of ACP panels. Therefore, you should check the alloy quality before buying these from a store. If you have a specific need, you can check the alloy mark written on the panel.