ACP- Aluminum Composite Panels are flat panels basically made up of rubber and aluminum. Initially ACP consisted of 2 layers only i.e. rubber and aluminum. Aluminum sheet layer was the front side exposed to external surroundings while rubber was the inner layer that made installation easier. But over a period of time rubber layer in now sandwiched with aluminum sheet on both sides. The thickness i.e. Gauge of both these sheets may vary.
The thickness of ACP’s largely depends on the height at which it is to be installed mainly because of the wind velocity that will differ at that altitude. ACP are available in 1mm, 2 mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm and more thicknesses. Thicker i.e. around 5mm to 6mm ACP’s are used for higher elevations for buildings and offices.
Varieties of ACP
Since aluminum can be painted with any kind of color it is available in wide range of metallic and non-metallic colors like white, lemon, silver and gold, red, black and many more. With technology, ACP’s are available in different finishes and patterns like marble, POP, wood, brushed panel, mirror finished and many more. Marble finish and POP finish are widely used for home and hotel interiors while wood finish ACP are very commonly preferred for commercial offices to keep up the rich feel.