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Comparative Advantages

ALUCOMAT® - the world’s original ALUminium COmposite MATerial (ACM; also known as Aluminium Composite Panel or ACP) since 1966 - has been testified by tens thousands of architects, designers, constructors, fabricators, and projects owners around the world with following proven advantages:
  • excellent mechanical properties at light weight
  • fire resistant certified under toughest standards
  • weathering and chemical resistance
  • rigid and flat yet highly formable
  • significant noise and thermal insulating
  • cost effective vis-à-vis solid aluminium sheet
  • non-toxic and environmentally friendly
  • durable exterior coating performance with warranty provided

ALUCOMAT® vs. Traditional Building Cladding Materials

Shown in below comparisons, mechanical properties of 4mm exterior-class ALUCOMAT® is as rigid and strong as of traditional solid aluminium, steel, and/or glass cladding materials. And yet, unit weight is much lighter and therefore easier for fabrication and installation:
Factor ALUCOMAT® ACM (ACP) Solid Aluminium Cladding Panel Solid Steel Cladding Panel
Rigidity Thickness Weight Thickness Weight Thickness Weight
0.125 3 4.5 2.7 7.3 1.9 14.8
0.240 4 5.6 3.3 8.8 2.4 18.7
0.590 6 7.3 4.5 12.2 3.2 25.0
1.110 8 9.1 5.5 14.9 4.0 31.2
Unit: E-J index kN x ㎡/m. Thickness mm. Weight kg/㎡.
Because ALUCOMAT® does not require the use of 100% solid metals in production in order to achieve similar mechanical properties which traditional cladding materials may be able to reach, ALUCOMAT® is undoubtedly therefore the lightest and most cost-effective solution for architectural and industrial cladding.
Please contact us for full mechanical comparison studies.

To Rebuild or to Renovate?

In addition, stained concrete, cracked masonry, decay color, and other time related problems are inevitable to buildings and will be disadvantageous to their commercial values. With budget, ALUCOMAT® has been proven the best alternative against other traditional cladding materials. Without budget, ALUCOMAT® is also proven the easiest and most cost-effective solution for building renovations.