Aluminium composite panels, or otherwise called ACP, is made of aluminium composite material also referred to as simply ACM, are flat panels consisting of two thin coil-coated aluminium sheets which are then bonded to a non-aluminium core. One of the greater and more frequent uses of ACP are for external cladding or facades of buildings, insulation, and signage.
ACP is mainly used for both external and internal architectural cladding or partitions such as temporary walls, false ceilings, signage and banners, machine coverings, container construction, etc. But the wide applications of ACP are not just limited to external building cladding, but can also be used in any form of cladding such as partitions between rooms, false ceilings to hide electronics and cables, etc. ACP is also widely used for the signage industry as an alternative to heavier, more expensive substrates.
Apart from these applications, one great use of Aluminum composite panels is in different vehicles such as cars, trains, buses some of which are discussed below:
Your car is a great place for personal time and personal space. That's why it's important for you to love your vehicle and have a vehicle that you enjoy. It's particularly important, if you're going to be staying in your ride for an extended period of time. We're talking more than an eight-hour drive.
Aluminum composite panels allow you to transform your car completely head to toe in terms of style and function. The panels can be used as noise dampers, padding, or even to add beauty and style.
Vans and buses:
Aluminium composite panels can also be used inside vans and buses that both serve function and add style. These panels are excellent in acting as a heat retainer. If you have a RV (recreational vehicle) then incorporating ACPs is an excellent option to make it feel as close to home as possible. These panels are lightweight so they make the vehicle heavy, and they’re extremely strong due to their composition.
Ships and boats:
Aluminium composite panels have been installed on cruise ships, fast ferries, luxury yachts and other special vessels since years. Their excellent mechanical properties and low weight make them easy-machining materials for applications in outdoor balconies, floors, ceilings, wall coverings or for ship furniture as well as fortification for the ship’s hull.
The use of Aluminium composite panels in trains has some particular advantages as compared to other vehicle due to the fact that ACPs are light, resistant to compression, offer high rigidity, have fire classification, no combustibility, no toxic fumes, easy to assemble, reducing time and assembly costs and offer high acoustic insulation. This means that trains can incorporate ACPs in a number of different ways, they can use it for floor plating, they can use ACPs in the form of cabin walls and bases for furniture.
In conclusion, ACP has a wide array of different uses meant for both style and function that can be used in different ways.