What are the different ways of application of ACP sheets?

Everyone loves a great first impression, therefore it becomes important to choose the right kind of exterior façade material when it comes to making your buildings and homes look attractive. ACP sheets are designed in consideration to make your homes and offices look aesthetic. An appealing ACP Sheet façade not only increases the value of your premise but also sets the tone.

ACP sheet brands are made up of two panels of thin and flat aluminium that is attached to a non-aluminium centre. You are likely to counter ACPs several times a day without even realizing it.

Now, before you look for the ACP sheet price, you must know their different ways of application. Let’s see what they are:

Rout and Rivet

ACPs can be easily installed by the Rout and Rivet method. The ACPs must be folded to form a tray-type panel. A continuous V-shaped routed groove is created along the entire panel perimeter at a distance of 25 mm from the panel edge. After routing, only a face skin and a minimum thickness of 0.51mm of core material are seen to be left.

Next, the edges are folded after removing the corners in order to create 25mm deep “pan” or cassette. The panel units are stiffened by riveting the corners with aluminium angles.

The next step involves pre-punched aluminium clip angles being attached on the centre to the returned pan edges at approximately 305 mm. The clip angles help transfer the wind load on the panel into the structural supports. To allow for sequential installation, clips are staggered from one panel to the next. Rout and Rivet joints must be minimum 16mm wide to ensure smooth thermal movement.

Pasting

Pasting method is recommended only for interior claddings to directly paste the ACP sheets to the surface structure. First, the brackets are fixed to hold the MS profiles and then the aluminium profiles are attached to the MS profiles. Then the ACP sheets are cut as per the required sizes.

Before pasting, the edges of the ACP sheet and the frame structure are thoroughly cleaned with an approved cleaner. To paste the panels into the frame structure, we can use a double-sided architectural tape used for structural glazing.

After pasting the ACP sheets, we fill the grooves with approved silicone weather seal that offers protection to the ACP façade from different weather conditions.

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Male Female Rainscreen system

MFR is a concealed fixing system which is best suited for high-rise, commercial buildings. It comprises fixings in double T shape of different lengths to absorb all irregularities of the façade. To avoid vibrations in the panels, the Male and Female profiles have the neoprene protection gasket.

The spacer is fixed to the vertical parameter using special mechanical wedges that are recommended in each case by the fixture suppliers. These double T spacers receive the omega-shaped vertical mullions. Then the trays are fixed to the vertical mullions using extruded profiles.

MFR increases the longevity of the facade by a minimum of 20% and the maintenance cost incurred is almost zero.

Eurobond, a thriving ACP company in India, provides high-quality and long-lasting panels that can be used in the aforementioned methods to construct different types of attractive structures.

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