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Curious about Aluminum Composite Panels? Here is a look into the strong yet light weight material we use.
ACM, Larson, Reynobond, Alucobond, Alpolic, aluminum composite material, extruded, thermoplastic, compound
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“Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) consists of an extruded thermoplastic compound core that’s mixture bonded between two sheets of coil-coated aluminum, brushed aluminum, zinc, stainless steel or copper material. The result is a highly corrosion-resistant, rigid-yet-flexible material that weighs 3.4 times less than steel and 1.6 times less than pure aluminum.” (Reynobond)

All ACM is ordered as raw material ranging in varied sizes, but most commonly 5’ x 16’.  Before material is ordered, color samples and shop drawings must be approved.  The lead time for ACM sheets from the manufacturer is approximately 10 business days.  Assuming the material is of typical 4MM thickness, PE Core, Stocked Color. ACM is installed with a ½” reveal from panel to panel. There are 2 types of joint reveals Harper Clayton installs, a wet joint and dry joint reveals. The West-Seal system is a water tight system that will not allow water behind the panels. Our dry-joint systems are NOT water tight and will allow a small amount of water behind the panel to drain out at the bottom.

Note: 6MM thickness, FR Core and Non-Stocked colors will have a longer lead time which will vary in a case by case basis.

ACM Manufacturers

Reynobond composite material is exceptionally flat, daringly formable, surprisingly light and distinctively colorful. It integrates easily with the curtain wall, creating a seamless look for façades. And its extreme formability makes it ideal for curves and unique design accents.

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Alucobond® is manufactured by 3A Composites in Benton, KY. 3A Composites employs 2,700 employees in 21 locations in Europe, the Americas and Asia. It is active in manufacturing and commercializing lightweight products for architecture, visual communication, transportation, industrial and wind energy markets.

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ALPOLIC® metal composite materials (MCM) look better and last longer than competing composite panels or solid metal. They deliver superior flatness, vibration damping, durability and ease of maintenance. They also offer far more choice – so you can get composite panels with the perfect finish, color and design at a very competitive price.

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larson® Aluminum Composite Panels (ACM) is a fully tested and certified, top quality architectural wall cladding panel providing the strength and flexibility required for the most demanding design criteria. larson® is especially recommended for new-construction ventilated façade sectors as well as renovation. It allows for ventilated, semi-ventilated or air-tight façades.

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ACM Systems and Attachment Methods

Rear Ventilated Rain Screen System

Dry Joint Engineered Gasketed System

Wet Seal System

Why Aluminum Composite Material (ACM)?

  • Strong, lightweight, high-performing product
  • Easily fabricated and installed
  • Endless formability for radius and column coven applications with a 20-30 year finish warranty
  • Various amount of Colors
  • Smooth, non-embossed surface
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Manufactured in controlled environment, leading to increased quality control
  • Excellent strength-to-weight ratio
  • 100% recyclable material
Contact us today to discuss your aluminum composite panel needs.