ACP i.e. Aluminum Composite Panel sheets are made from non-combustible polyethylene core that is laminated and then sandwiched between two aluminum sheets. The non-combustible polyethylene core is a rubber like paste that is compressed and pressed between two aluminum sheets. The compression process is same as that of compression process of laminates.
Branded ACP’s offer architects and builders an exciting dimension for expansion in planning and designing structures. ACP’s are available in wide and attractive surface finish.
The most preferred brands of ACP sheets are Eurobond, Alto-bond and Viva. The manufacturing units of these brands are in India itself. You’ll not find any other local ACP sheet manufacturer as setting up a unit is a heavy investment that not all can afford.
Usually if you see the ACP sheet brands will have Bond term always stated. Well Bond really means to stick or join. But bond here is used to signify strength and therefore very commonly used by ACP sheet manufacturers.
The cheapest of all that costs around Rs.90- Rs.100 per square feet is of Altbond brand- American Diamond shade. This is the lowest quality ACP sheet. To install this Altobond- American Diamond shade ACP sheet you have the material i.e. the ACP sheet cost plus labor charges plus framing cost which in fact turns out to be an expensive piece. Also it doesn’t turn out to be as durable and sturdy as other branded good quality ACP sheets. But you also have other quality ACP sheets available in Altobond brand that are quite durable. Infact many dealers sell and would recommend you Altobond ACP sheets only. Otherwise also, I would suggest clients to buy a branded and good quality ACP sheets instead.