Aluminium composite panels, also known as ACP sheets, are sandwich panels composed of three layers, with a core layer made of polymer material and exterior layers made of aluminium sheets. This highly durable, cost-effective, and malleable material has gained popularity in the construction industry in recent years.
One of the many characteristics that draw developers and designers to the ACP sheet is its tremendous strength. But how does the aluminium composite panel contribute to the structure's strength? Or what are the factors that make ACP sheets so popular among the masses? Let's find the answer in this blog.
However, in order to understand how ACP adds strength to a structure or building, we must first understand its architecture.
Thermal resistance is the ability of a material to resist heat flow. Thermal property is very important for exterior or cladding materials since it impacts its lifetime. Areca's aluminium composite panels have a strong thermal resistance, allowing them to survive extreme temperatures while preserving the property's health.
The core material and the space between each layer and sheet are important elements contributing to higher thermal resistance. The gaps ensure that heat does not easily travel from one layer to another or that conductivity is low, whilst the core material mitigates the heat effect. Ultimately, the ACP sheet's high thermal resistance makes it exceptionally durable and helps it provide strength to the overall structure.
The ability of the ACP sheet to resist fire is another factor that contributes to its durability. Aluminium composite panels can typically withstand fire for about 2 hours. However, the time period varies depending on the core materials and the thickness of the ACP sheet. So, when you buy sandwich panels from Areca, you can rest assured that they are highly fire-resistant.
Our aluminium composite panels are composed of inorganic minerals that are naturally fireproof. This material ensures that the fire does not influence the panels and that the heat does not damage the structure or impact the ACP sheet quality. So, if you choose an ACP sheet for exterior use or cladding, you can be confident in its high heat resistance.
This sandwich panel property ultimately contributes to ACP sheet durability, which improves the strength of the structure.
The primary application of the ACP sheet is for the exterior. It is used as cladding, signage, elevation wall, or a partition. This means they are largely exposed to the environment. This includes heat, rain, and snow. That means that they are often in direct touch with water and moisture. However, if moisture remains in contact with aluminium composite panels for a long period of time, it has the potential to damage their condition.
As a result, ACP sheets are manufactured to be moisture resistant. This property of the ACP sheet ensures that it is not affected by moisture in any manner. This will also prevent the ACP sheet from corroding. Furthermore, the anti-corrosion characteristic will ensure that the sheet has a longer life period. In a nutshell, the moisture insulation property of the aluminium composite panel will add strength to the overall structure.
Another factor that adds to the ACP sheet's high strength is its flexibility. Since the material comprises aluminium skin sheets, it is simple to mend or bend as needed. Additionally, because it is used for various applications such as external cladding, signage, partitions, doors, and others, flexibility is a must.
All you need to bend the ACP sheet is a Press Brake Machine. With this machine, you can bend the aluminium composite panel to any radius you want. In addition to being flexible, ACP sheets are lightweight too. This increases the ACP's flexibility even more.
So these are the components that contribute to the high strength of ACP sheets. Ultimately, when you choose ACP sheets for your home or workplace, you are choosing a building solution that will substantially strengthen your structure.Areca ACP is an ACP manufacturer headquartered in Gujarat (India), specializing in producing solutions for facades and building envelopes. The company manufactures a wide variety of ACP sheets, including interior ACP sheets, exterior ACP sheets, and digital ACP sheets. To learn more about product line, check out here.