Aluminium Composite Panel ( ACP) or Alucopan is a widely-used term, describing flat panels that consist of a non-aluminium core bonded between two aluminium sheets. Aluminium sheets can be coated with PVDF or Polyester paint.
ACPs are frequently used for external cladding of buildings ( building facades) .
The main advantage of Alucopan is that it is very rigid and strong despite its light weight. Due to the ability of painting the aluminium in any kind of colour, Alucopan are produced in a wide range of metallic and non-metallic colours as well as patterns that imitate other materials, such as wood or marble.
Applications of Alucopan are not limited to external building cladding, but can also be used in any form of cladding such as partitions, false ceilings etc. Aluminium Composite Panels are also widely used within the signage industry as an alternative to heavier, more expensive substrates.
The idea of this Alucopan came out form the sandwich panel was made for big refrigeration area such as rooms , the thickness was not less than 10cm and also it is used in big roof bulidings in the area of the Arabic gulf , The ACP main idea is to have good looking surface along with good isolating material , as most of Alucopan inside layer is made of low density Polyethylene .