ACP stands for Aluminum Composite Panel. The ACP sheets are aluminium sheets that have a core in between. The core between the two-panel sheets is the LDPE or Low-Density Polyethylene. The ACP sheets are the new age material that is extensively used in the exterior, interior and signage.
What are the various components of ACP?
Although ACP sheets are available in several variants, the basic sheets comprise of the following elements:
- Protection film
- PVDF/Polyester resin-based coating
- Primer coating
- Aluminium coil
- Adhesive film
- Polyethylene core
- Anti-corrosive service coating
What are the various thicknesses in which the ACP is available?
You can check out with the availability of the various types of sheets available with the ACP sheet supplier in your area. The sheets are available in 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, and 6mm. They are available in standard lengths of 8 feet, 10 feet and 12 feet, in a standard width of 4 feet and customized sizes are supplied by Eurobond on request.
Why Choose ACP?
Aluminium composite panels are very flexible. No other material is as flexible and as versatile as these sheets. The designs that can be created from these sheets are not possible with other materials. ACP sheets are light in weight, easy to install and maintain and very cost effective. You can get a variety of colours and textures in ACP.
While metallic sheets are the first choice for the exteriors, wooden ACP sheet is being increasingly used both indoors and outdoors to get the wooden look.
Why is ACP being increasingly used in construction?
With the usage of the ACP, you can enhance the aesthetics of a building. You can get a sophisticated, modern and stylish look with the various metallic coloured sheets. For those looking for a wooden texture can go for the wooden ACP sheet that mimics wooden planks. You also have other variants like sparkle, mirror, spectra, high gloss, solid and marble ACP sheets.
Are the ACP sheets resistant to fire?
Generally, it is said that ACP sheets are not fire retardant. However, with advancements in technology, there are now Fire retardant ACPs available in the market at competitive prices.
Eurobond has 3 variants of FR ACPs: 1.A2, 2.ACCP and 3.FR Plus.
What is PVDF? How is it different from Polyester?
PVDF or Polyvinylidene Fluoride is a resin that is added to paints so that their resistance to the ultraviolet rays of the sun increases. The C-F electrovalent bond is responsible for the increased UV resistance.
PVDF is different from Polyester in many ways and they can be considered its advantages as well. These properties are:
- Better weather resistance
- Higher flexibility as compared to polyester
- PVDF paint is of better quality
- PVDF is more durable
- It comes with 10 years warranty
If you are interested in knowing about the ACP sheet price in India, get in touch with a Eurobond dealer.