Hello hodge, aluminum composite panels are architectural panels formed
by sandwiching some kind of light plastic, foam, corrugated or
honeycombed material between two sheets of thin aluminum sheet. There
are many uses for these strong but light panels and many
manufacturers. Here are several references that I picked out:
Aluminium composite panels are sandwich-type panels consiting of a
non-toxic polyethylene core firmly bonded between fine aluminium
facing and backing sheets.
Key requirements include:
Long term ageing properties
Ability for outdoor applications
High adhesion both on PE (non polar) and Aluminium (polar)
Alumalite panels are aluminum composite panels made up of two layers
of aluminum with a core of "Double-Decker" corrugated plastic in
Although it has the same weight as .040" aluminum, it is 50 times
stronger per 4' X 8' sheet and is ideal for paints, screen print inks,
and pressure sensitive vinyl which bonds securely to it
Class A flame retardant, Alumalite is appropriate for commercial,
industrial and retail signage as wall mount, hanging, post and panel.
Formacore panels meet the challenges of today's creative designers by
using a unique composite design featuring an aluminum honeycomb core
bonded to an aluminum face and liner. The result is a very flat and
even panel with excellent peel strength and outstanding fire
performance characteristics that weighs just 4.8 kg/m2. Available in a
variety of panel edges, thickness and densities, it can interface
anywhere in the curtain wall system as a spandrel panel, for soffits
or fascia . . . in conjunction with glazing.
Kanalco REYNOBOND® aluminum composite material consists of a
thermoplastic compound core laminated between two 0.50 mm (.020")
sheets of aluminum. The finished panel provides the rigidity and
strength of composite construction with excellent architectural
flatness for creating smooth, monolithic surfaces, exceptional
load-bearing capacity and flexural strength - all with the virtual
elimination of dimpling, buckling and oil canning.
Panel thickness ranges from 3 mm to 6 mm (1/8" to 1/4") and is also
available with a proprietary fire resistant (FR) core material.
A company that I worked for used tons of aluminum composite panels for
facia on service station canopies and metal buildings. This is how I
became familiar with the product.
I think that this answers your question, but feel free to ask it there
is something I left out, Redhoss