ACM panels can be fabricated in an endless variety of shapes and sizes to deliver a crisp clean uncompromising aesthetic with a premium look. In addition to the endless design possibilities ACM material is known for its superior strength, light weight, durability and array of color finishes.
Benefits of Aluminum Composite Panels (ACM)
Consistent Flatness. Consistent Finish.
When it comes to consistency and precision, aluminum composite materials are among the best the metal construction products industry has to offer. An important consideration when choosing an architectural panel system is knowing that there is no “oil canning” with an aluminum composite material. Composite sheets are flat when manufactured and remain flat after installation producing a balanced panel free of wrinkling of distortion.
Cost Efficient. Affordable.
Contrary to popular belief, aluminum composite panel systems are more affordable and cost-effective today than ever before due to dramatic improvements in product technology, manufacturing efficiency and installation techniques. This cost effectiveness has driven their increased popularity and use in across many different applications including interiors.
Life Cycle Costs. Maintenance.
Retaining their sheen for decades as a result of advancements in paint application and coating technology, aluminum composite material ensures that the building maintains its aesthetic appeal and its property value for the long term reducing maintenance costs. Aluminum composite panels also offer cost savings in the event of damaged panels compared to alternative exteriors such as precast, granite or brick due to their modular construction.
Complete Building Envelope Defense.
Aluminum composite panels provide a reliable building envelope that resists the elements and protect against air and water infiltration.
Using a Rain Screen application, two of the main products we work with include:
Aluminum Composite Panel with Polyethylene Core (PE)
Competitively priced, PE Core panels offer the rigidity of heavy gauge sheet metal in a light weight, durable, easy to maintain product that offers superior flatness.
Aluminum Composite Panel with Fire Retardant Core (FR)
Perfect for cladding applications where non-combustible materials are required, the FR Core panels offer the same attributes as the PE Core panels with the added benefit of being fire code IBC compliant.
- Design & construction cost savings
- Combined and continuous air/vapour barrier
- Stud cavity inside A/V barrier
- Thermally broken system
- Pressure equalized joints
- Flexible joint sizing
- Base of wall and window heads remain open to allow for drainage
- Fasteners are concealed
Aluminum Composite Panel can be used in an assortment of applications including exterior cladding, interior feature walls and entries, canopies, sign & corporate identities, column covers and more.
ACM is found on distinctive buildings around the world including office buildings, warehouse, multi-family residential, hotels, restaurants, car dealerships, gas stations, schools, retail shopping complexes and recreation centers.
Depending on the style of finish you choose, ACM panels have two or three coat finishes of PVDF Kynar coatings that meet AAMA 2605 performance requirements. These coatings deliver superior scratch, corrosion and chemical resistance which are excellent for architectural applications. Depending on the type of finish, ACM products are warrantied for 20 to 30 years.
ACM materials come in a vast array of amazingly vivid colors and finishes that include
Matte Finishes Metallic Finishes
Mica Finishes Solid Colors
Prismatic Finishes Anodized Finishes
Natural Wood Stone Finishes
LEED + Sustainability
- ACM panels are made with a high percentage of recycled content
- ACM panels offer up to 1/3 the less aluminum content with the same level of rigidity and strength as the alternative solid aluminum panel
- Installation specifications include a cavity wall design that can increase the buildings thermal properties
- ACM Paint finishes and recycled content can contribute to earning LEED Credits