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Composite Wall Panels

The composite aluminum material currently used in building construction actually has its origins in the aerospace industry. It was specifically developed to offer superior strength in a lightweight sheet product.

Composite aluminum sheets consist of 0.5mm thick aluminum skins over a thermal plastic core. The total sheet thickness is 4mm. The core is either polyethylene (PE) or a specially formulated fire retardant polymer (FR) meant for non-combustible applications.

The primary features of composite material are:

  • Superior flatness
  • Colour consistency

The colour is consistent from sheet to sheet because the coating is applied in a continuous line process in the factory, before the panels are fabricated. Colour consistency is of particular concern where large fa├žade areas are to be clad or where metallic finishes are specified.

A wide range of standard colours are available. Custom colours and some exotic metal finishes can also be specified.