Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP; also Aluminium Composite Material, ACM) or sandwich panel is a type of flat panel that consists of two thin aluminium sheets binded to a non-aluminium core. ACPs are frequently used for external cladding of buildings (building facades), for insulation and for signage.
Aluminium sheets can be coated with PVDF or Polyester paint.
ACP is very rigid and strong despite its light weight. Aluminium can be painted in any kind of colour, and ACPs 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.
The core is commonly low density Polyethylene or an insulating material no less than 10 cm thick when its use is refrigeration insulation.
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