ACM Panels | Aluminum Composite Material Panel in Toronto

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Product Overview:

Aluminum Composite Panel, also known as ACM Panel or ACP, is one of the most reliable metal cladding materials in modern exterior architecture. This MCM rain-screen system is available in a variety of colors, finishes and textures from solid colors, wood patterns, metallic and natural metal finishes. Elevate your space with CLADDERS’ premium ACM Panel. Our panels bring unmatched quality and durability, transforming residential, commercial, and industrial projects. With CLADDERS’ expertise, your vision comes to life – a partnership built on trust, craftsmanship, and commitment. Discover the difference of CLADDERS’ ACM Panel today.

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ACM Panel Applications

ACM Panel Commercial Applications

What makes ACM stand out as an architectural element is the quality of finishes and seamless and sleek corners. These two characteristics are superior to any other alternative cladding material, whether natural or artificial.

ACM Panel Residential Applications

Aluminum Composite materials are available in Solid colors, wood grain finishes, natural steel surfaces, Stone patterns, shimmering colors, metallic coatings, etc.

Aluminum composite panels are a versatile cladding solution for both commercial and residential applications. ACM panels are commonly used as external cladding for shopping malls, storefronts, office buildings, airports, hospitals, and other types of commercial architecture. ACM panels are also becoming increasingly popular as a modern cladding solution for residential projects such as new home construction, home renovations, and even garage or shed construction. 

Residential Application

Aluminum Composite Panel (ACM) provides a great solution for modern residential houses. ACM cladding is lightweight, durable and has a high resistance to corrosion which makes them an ideal choice for modern architectural houses. Their sleek design makes them aesthetically pleasing and perfect for creating the minimalistic look that has become so popular over the past 10 years. Homeowners and designers alike can take advantage of this reliable material to achieve contemporary designs without compromising structural integrity or safety. With ACM panel, modern residential architecture is possible while still maintaining affordability, strength, and longevity. When it comes to paneling for modern houses, Aluminum Composite Panel is the clear preferred choice.

Commercial ACM

Office buildings and other commercial structures often require a high level of durability and insulation to keep the interior climate comfortable and consistent. Aluminum Composite Panel is an excellent choice for these types of applications, as it is highly durable and provides good insulation values. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common commercial applications for ACM panel. Stay tuned! This type of paneling provides extra insulation and noise reduction compared to traditional materials such as wood or brick. It also helps reduce energy costs by maintaining consistent interior temperatures throughout the year. Furthermore, ACM paneling is easy to maintain and clean due to its smooth surface texture. Click on this link, If you want to learn more about ACM panel colors and finishes.

Storefront ACM

Aluminum Composite Panel (ACM panel) is an ideal solution for brand identity cladding, storefront signage and siding. ACM panels are lightweight and provide superior durability and flexibility compared to traditional materials such as wood or steel. In addition, the panels can be easily customized to meet any brand’s unique specifications. They offer superior color stability, fire resistance, and cost effectiveness over other materials.  The panels also come in a variety of colors which allows businesses to create eye-catching designs that will draw attention from potential customers. Furthermore, aluminum composite panel is UV resistant and easy to maintain for long-term use in outdoor applications such as storefronts.

Components of ACM Panels

What is Aluminum Composite Panel Made of?

Aluminum composite material (ACM) is a three-layer sandwich panel consisting of two pre-painted aluminum sheets bonded to a polyethylene (PE) core. ACM panels are an excellent material for indoor or outdoor applications that require good dimensional stability, low weight, sleek and brilliant look.

Aluminum composite materials (ACM) are produced by continuously bonding two thin layers of aluminum on either side of an extruded thermoplastic or mineral-filled core. Before bonding the aluminum faces to the core, the manufacturer pre-finish and coil-coat the aluminum faces in a wide range of finishes. ALPOLIC coil-coat their ACM sheets with the incredibly tough and stable Lumiflon® FEVE fluoropolymer resin. ALPOLIC® products and finishes are backed by up to a 30-year warranty. Some of the most common applications for ACM panels include Exterior wall cladding, Façade cladding, Column wraps, Soffits and facias, Canopies and awnings, Sunshades and louvers, Interior wall cladding, Ceilings and acoustical panels, Partitions and dividers, Signage and branding elements, Retail display fixtures, and more!

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Technical Specs

Technical Specifications of ACM Panels

Thermal Performance:

Thermal Conductivity: Aluminum has a relatively high thermal conductivity compared to other cladding materials. However, the polyethylene or fire-retardant core in ACM panels provides a degree of thermal resistance.

Insulation Value:

The overall thermal performance of ACM panels can be enhanced when they are used as part of a system with insulation backing. The specific R-value would depend on the system design.

Sound Insulation:

ACM panels can provide sound insulation due to their layered construction. The exterior aluminum layers and the core material can dampen and absorb sound to some degree, contributing to noise reduction in buildings.

Sound Transmission Class (STC):

The STC rating of ACM panels will vary based on the specific product and installation method. Products designed for enhanced acoustical performance can have higher STC ratings.

Load-Bearing Capabilities:

While ACM panels themselves are not typically load-bearing, they can withstand various loads applied to them, such as wind pressure, due to their rigidity and strength-to-weight ratio.

Wind Load Resistance:

ACM panels are tested for resistance to wind load, and their performance will depend on the design of the panel system, thickness, and installation technique.

Impact Resistance:

ACM panels are resistant to impacts from pedestrian traffic and environmental conditions, making them suitable for both high-traffic areas and exterior applications.

Flame Spread and Smoke Developed Indexes:

These are measured by standards such as ASTM E84. Panels with a mineral-filled core are available for higher fire resistance.

Fire Rating:

Some ACM panels come with fire-resistant cores that meet specific fire codes and ratings.

Environmental Tolerances; Corrosion Resistance:

Aluminum naturally forms a protective oxide layer, making the panels resistant to corrosion.

Dimensional Tolerances:

ACM panels are produced with precise tolerances for width, length, and thickness, which are important for the uniformity of the façade.

Sustainability Features; Recycled Content

Some manufacturers include pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled content in their ACM panels, contributing to LEED points.

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Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) panels have technical characteristics that make them suitable for a variety of architectural applications. Here’s an overview of some of their technical properties. For specific technical data, it’s best to consult with the manufacturer of the ACM system you’re considering, as these properties can vary based on the composition and design of the particular product line. They can provide detailed specifications, test results, and certifications for their products.

Architectural Details

Downloads: ACM Panel Details & Catalogues

ALPOLIC® by Mitsubishi Chemicals is proud to be a global leader in premium Metal Composite Material (MCM) products with over forty years in the business. ALPOLIC® sheets are manufactured under the most precise and rigorous conditions in Japan, Germany and the United States. 

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3A Composites is the global market leader in core materials for sandwich constructions, particularly for use in wind farms. ALUCOBOND® is their trademark as a leading player in composite material panels for high-quality light-weight cladding systems and display applications.

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larson® by Alucoil allows for ventilated, semi-ventilated or air-tight wall assemblies and modern and light-weight cladding systems. larson® composite panel is produced by two metal sheets (Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper or Zinc) for architectural façade cladding.

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Alfrex, Inc., based in Buford, GA, USA, is a leading global manufacturer of architectural metal wall cladding. The company specializes in fire-resistant  cladding materials, offering products like Alfrex FR Metal Composite Material, Matching 0.040″ Flat Sheet and pre-finished Alfrex Solid Aluminum Plate.

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Alubond USA is a leading manufacturer of metal composite materials, known for its innovative and sustainable solutions in the architectural industry. The company excels in producing durable panels that meet global standards, enhancing both the functionality and aesthetics of modern buildings.

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We carefully select our Aluminum Composite Materials Sheets from the best manufacturers in the industry. Suppliers including ALPOLIC®, Alucobond®, Reynobond®, Larson®, etc. These names are synonymous with quality and reliability. Here are the links to our product catalogs, showing a wide range of ACM finishes alongside the construction and architectural details. For more technical details OR CAD Files Contact us now.

FINISHES

ACM Panel Colors & Finishes (Brand Identity)

CLADDERS™ Corporate Identity Program offers 10-year finish warranty. At CLADDERS, we specialize in transforming your storefront vision into reality with our expertise in aluminum composite panel signage. We can find the perfect color match for any brand and franchise company with unique corporate ID. Click here to learn more about ACM Panels Colors. 

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Neutral SOLID Colors

painted colors are available on 4mm-thick panels, with many of the most popular choices stocked in a selection of widths and lengths. This line of ACM offers the most durable Aluminum Panel finish. Specify a polyethylene (PE) or fi re-resistant (fr) core – required by fi re codes when building over 40 feet. Then choose a fluoropolymer paint finish offered in a variety of solid colors, metallic coatings and micas. These panels are manufactured to architectural standards and stocked for immediate shipment.

Corporate Identity Colors

In CLADDERS, we supply the raw materials from ALPOLIC which is manufactured by Mitsubishi Chemicals. ALPOLIC’s Corporate ID Program open doors for the brands and franchise companies to find the perfect color match for their storefronts and signage. In CLADDERS we help you find the exact match for your brand identity. You can find more information about other well-known brands such as Alucobond and Larson above. We can help you find the perfect color match with your brand identity.

STONE & WOOD Patterns

North American weather is too harsh on natural wood and natural stone. ACM composite Panels Timber Series’ finishes are produced using the manufacturer’s proprietary image-transfer process in concert with Lumiflon® FEVE fluoropolymer coatings. This technology is for providing exceptional protection with the classic beauty of stone or timber. Our suppliers stock standard 62-inch panels for your immediate needs. For more wood finish siding products, check our wood siding page.

ACM vs MCM Panels

Metal Composite Panels (MCM)

Aluminum Composite Panels are only one line of Natural MCM products. This product is manufactured by bonding two layers of Aluminum to the core. In other Metal Composite Materials (MCM) the manufacturers bonds two layers of Natural Copper, Zinc, Stainless Steel or Titanium to the same core as ACM Panels and leave the surface unfinished. If you are in the market for Aluminum Panels, visit our Aluminum Plate Panels page.

Explore the array of ACM panel colors and finishes that can transform your project. Click Here to dive deeper into ACM panel color options with CLADDERS. Contact us if you require samples.

ACM Panel VIDEOS

Helpful ACM Panel Fabrication Videos

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Rainscreen ACM Panel

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Curved ACM Panels

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ACM Panel VS Other Materials

ACM Panel vs. Other Siding Choices: A Simple Comparison

When choosing a cladding material, it’s important to consider the specific requirements of your project, including aesthetics, budget, sustainability, and performance needs. Each material comes with its own set of benefits and limitations, and the right choice will depend on the project’s goals and constraints. Here’s a direct comparison of ACM panels with other cladding materials:

Durability: Over 20 Years
Maintenance: Low Maintenance
Quality of Finishes: Perfect!
Installation: Experienced Installer
Cost: Expensive

ACM Panel vs. Other Modern Cladding Systems:

Installation Complexity:

ACM panels may require more complex installation systems compared to some newer cladding solutions that are designed for rapid installation.

Energy Efficiency:

Some modern cladding systems are designed with integrated insulation or thermal breaks, which can offer enhanced energy efficiency over standard ACM panels.

Technological Integration:

New cladding systems may include features like photovoltaic cells for energy generation or smart technology integration, which are not typical of standard ACM panels.

Customization:

While ACM panels offer excellent customization. This system provides more options for functional customization, such as built-in ventilation or modular construction.

Comparing ACM Panels with Metal, Wood & Cement Siding

ACM Panels vs. Metal Siding:

Weight:

ACM panels are generally lighter than traditional metal siding, which can lead to easier handling and lower costs for transportation and installation.

Aesthetics:

ACM panels offer a sleek, modern finish with a vast range of colors and textures, including metallic, wood and stone finish. Metal siding is more industrial and fewer finish options.

Durability:

Both materials are durable, but ACM panels have a polyethylene or fire-retardant core that can provide additional rigidity and insulation.

Maintenance:

ACM panels and metal siding are both low maintenance, but ACM panels can be easier to clean due to their smooth surface.

Installation:

ACM panels might require a specialized installation system, whereas metal siding can be a bit more straightforward in its installation requirements.

Cost:

Metal siding can be less expensive upfront, but ACM panels might offer cost savings over time due to their longevity and low maintenance needs.

ACM Panels vs. Wood Siding:

Sustainability:

While wood is a natural product, ACM panels can be more sustainable if the aluminum is recycled and if they are used in energy-efficient building designs.

Fire Resistance:

ACM panels typically offer better fire resistance than wood siding, though fire-retardant treatments are available for wood.

Durability:

ACM panels are more resistant to elements, such as moisture and insects, which can degrade wood siding over time.

Maintenance:

Wood siding requires regular maintenance such as painting, staining, or sealing, while ACM panels are virtually maintenance-free.

Installation:

Wood siding can be easier to install and repair than ACM panels, which often require precise fabrication and installation.

ACM Panels vs. Fiber Cement:

Weight:

Fiber cement is heavier than ACM panels, which may impact installation and structural requirements.

Impact Resistance:

Fiber cement is known for its robustness and impact resistance, while ACM panels are durable but may dent under significant impact.

Moisture Resistance:

Both materials are resistant to moisture, but fiber cement is susceptible to moisture absorption if not properly sealed.

Aesthetics:

Fiber cement can be made to look like wood, stone, or brick, while ACM panels offer a broader range of modern finishes.

Cost:

Fiber cement can be more cost-effective than ACM panels, but the installation and maintenance costs could be higher.

Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of ACM Panel Systems

Although the ACM Panels are a great modern rainscreen material, there are some downsides that you need to take into account before you make the final decision. This solution is mainly designed for ease of installation in commercial buildings and the high quality of finish. If you’re looking for a non-combustible cladding solution check Aluminum Panels OR our Steel Cladding pages.

ACM Panel Advantages

  • Quality of finish and variety of colors; over 20 years finish warranty
  • Quick installation & workability (can be shaped into any form and angle)
  • Durable non-corroding and lightweight cladding material
  • Doesn’t peel, crack or chip like other traditional sidings
  • No oil canning due to expansion & Contraction
  • Cost effective and almost maintenance-free

ACM Panel Disadvantages

  • Depth of the whole system is at least 2 inches from the wall behind
  • Panels are prefabricated, so it’s difficult to make changes at jobsite
  • Because of the polyethylene core it’s not a renewable material
  • Because of the polyethylene core it’s not non-combustible
  • Expensive repairs (No Single panel replacement option)
  • May damage the structure if not installed & waterproofed correctly.

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Installation Guide

How to Install ACM Panels

Now that you have decided to use aluminum composite panels (ACM) for your next project, there are a few key things to keep in mind before you start the project. In CLADDERS we offer a comprehensive installation training course for a broad range of Façade Systems and Fasteners. For further information, please contact us via info@cladders.ca for Industrial, Commercial and Residential training courses. Here is a brief summary of the Step-by-step instructions or tips for installing ACM panels (6 steps to take from preparation to design to installation of the ACM Panels).

Step 1- Preparation for ACM Panels

First, you need to develop a basic understanding of ACM panels and how they are made. This will help ensure that you select the right type of panel for your project. Second, you need to take accurate measurements of the area where the panels will be installed. This will ensure that you order the correct number and size of panels. Finally, you need to develop a detailed design for the panel installation. This will help ensure that the panels are installed correctly and look great when finished.

Before we take any measurements, we need to make sure that we have a clean surface (sheathing) and the windows are already installed. The first thing that goes on top of the sheathing is the waterproofing membrane (weather barrier) to protect the Plywood OR OSB. In order to keep water away from foundation and the Structure, different types of metal flashings should be installed as well.

Don’t forget that this exterior weather barrier, in most cases, must be a vapor permeable solution. On top of that, we need a levelled structure (strapping) to attach the ACM panels to. For commercial applications, we fabricate this structure out of non-combustible material such as galvanized steel OR aluminum.

Step 2- ACM Panels Measurement:

Once we have a clean and weatherproofed surface to mount the panels on, we install the base for the mounting system. Depending on the type and the depth of the exterior insulation material required, z-bars are fabricated in different lengths and dimensions. This base is simply a levelled J-trim (Aluminum J-extrusion) similar to almost all of the other mounting systems for rain-screen solution. After that, we use this mounting system as the base for our measurements and calculations. This also ensures that we continue installing the ACPs on a very straight line.

ACM Panel system is a customized solution. Depending on the type of each project, our technicians take as-built measurements by 3D-scanning exterior walls OR by measuring every length and angle manually. Take accurate measurements of the area where the panels will be installed. This is important because you need to order the correct number and size of panels. ACM panels are available in a variety of sizes, so it is important to know the exact dimensions of the area where they will be installed. Once you have the measurements, you can begin designing the panel installation.

Step 3- Design and Shop Drawing of ACP:

After you have taken accurate measurements, you need to develop a detailed design for the panel installation. This step is important because it will help ensure that the panels are installed correctly and look great when finished. There are a few things to keep in mind when designing an ACM panel installation. First, you need to decide on the type of panel you want to use. There are three main types of ACM panels: solid, vented, and perforated. Each type has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to choose the right one for your project. Second, you need to decide on the layout of the panels. This includes deciding how many panels you need and where they will be installed. Finally, you need to create a shop drawing that shows the dimensions of the panels and the installation process.

Step 4- Fabrication of ACM Panels:

After you have designed the panel installation, you need to order the correct number and size of panels. ACM panels are available in a variety of sizes, so it is important to make sure you order the right ones for your project. Once you have the panels, you need to fabricate them to the specifications in your shop drawing. This includes cutting the panels to size and attaching any hardware that is required for the installation.

STEP 5- Choose a Proper Access:

After the panels have been fabricated, you need to choose a proper access point for the installation. This step is important because it will help ensure that the panels are installed correctly and safely. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing an access point. First, you need to make sure that the access point is large enough to accommodate the panels. Second, you need to make sure that the access point is strong enough to support the weight of the panels. Finally, you need to make sure that the access point is located in an area that is easy to reach.

Step 6- Install Safely:

Once you have chosen an access point, you are ready to install the panels. This step is important because it will help ensure that the panels are installed correctly and safely. There are a few things to keep in mind when installing ACM panels. First, you need to make sure that the panels are level and plumb. Second, you need to make sure that the panels are properly secured. Third, you need to make sure that the seams between the panels are sealed. Fourth, you need to make sure that all of the fasteners are tight. Finally, you need to make sure that the panels are cleaned and inspected before they are put into service.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your ACM panel installation will go smoothly and that the panels will look great when finished.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Aluminum Composite Panels, also known as ACP or ACM Panels, are a versatile metal cladding solution available in a variety of textures and colors. ACP is frequently used for commercial and industrial buildings, such as office buildings, retail stores, and warehouses. ACP is also a popular choice for sign panels and architectural facades.

ACP is made up of two sheets of aluminum that are bonded to a polyethylene core. ACP is lightweight, yet strong and durable. ACP is easy to install and can be cut to size using standard woodworking tools. ACP is an economical cladding solution that offers long-term durability and low maintenance costs.

ACMs can be used for both exterior and interior applications, such as commercial or residential roofs, walls, floors and ceilings. This type of panel has many advantages over other materials such as lower weight than steel or concrete; high strength to weight ratio; less combustible than wood; better sound absorption qualities than drywall; does not corrode like metals when it is exposed to water; low permeability compared to traditional building materials such as brick masonry and stone which makes them fire resistant. If you are looking for an attractive, versatile, and durable cladding solution, ACP may be the right choice for your next project.

Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) Panels are widely used in the construction industry as a lightweight and versatile building material. They consist of a three-layer structure, with a non-aluminum core sandwiched between two thin aluminum sheets. The outer surface is coated to enhance appearance and provide protection against weathering and corrosion. ACM panels offer a range of benefits, including strength, durability, weather resistance, thermal and acoustic insulation, and easy installation. They can be customized with different finishes and colors, making them suitable for diverse architectural applications such as building facades, cladding systems, signage, and interior design elements. Their growing popularity stems from their aesthetic appeal, lightweight nature, and design flexibility.

ACM panels possess a good balance of strength and lightweight characteristics. While they may not have the same level of inherent strength as solid metal sheets, they still offer considerable structural integrity. The aluminum sheets on either side of the ACM panel contribute to its strength, allowing it to withstand various environmental factors and mechanical stresses.

The strength of ACM panels depends on factors such as the thickness of the aluminum sheets, the quality of the bonding process, and the type and quality of the core material. Thicker aluminum sheets and high-quality bonding methods can enhance the overall strength of the panel.

It’s important to note that the strength of ACM panels is typically suitable for most architectural applications, including building facades and cladding systems. However, for specific projects or applications with higher structural demands, it is advisable to consult with engineers or industry professionals to ensure the appropriate material selection and design considerations.

It is a material that is widely used for many different purposes. The aluminum composite panel (ACP) can be easily cut to size and shape, making it an easy choice for home builders looking to construct new homes. This product offers the builder a wide array of color options and finishes as well as various textures and patterns which will help give their home a unique look. ACP comes in many configurations including: single skin, double skin and insulated panels with insulation core.

Aluminum composite material panels are used for many applications, including exterior cladding on buildings. They can be colored to fit any style and, if desired, an aluminum composite material panel can also be textured. Aluminum composite material panels usually come with a warranty that protects the product against corrosion or degradation from water damage.

Yes, aluminum composite panels are highly durable. They are resistant to corrosion and rust, and can withstand exposure to sunlight and other harsh weather conditions. Additionally, their smooth, polished surface is easy to clean and maintain.

Aluminum composite panels, also known as aluminum composite material or aluminum composite material panels, are an increasingly popular cladding choice for buildings and construction projects. ACPs are made up of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a core made of either polyethylene or mineral-filled fire-retardant thermoplastic. Thanks to their light weight, durability, and weather resistance, aluminum composite panels have many advantages over traditional building materials such as stone, brick, or wood. ACPs can be cut, drilled, and shaped to fit nearly any construction need, making them an extremely versatile cladding material. In addition, aluminum composite panels are easy to install and require very little maintenance. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder that aluminum composite panels are one of the most popular cladding choices on the market today.

Aluminum Composite Panels (ACM Panels) Benefits:
– Highly durable and resistant to corrosion
– Withstand exposure to sunlight and harsh weather conditions
– Easy to clean and maintain
Emotional benefits:
– Transform your home or business with a sleek, modern look.
– Never worry about your exterior panels rusting or corroding.

When it comes to aluminum composite panels, there are many advantages and benefits that make them an attractive option for your next construction project. While they may have a higher initial investment cost, their versatility, durability, and low maintenance needs make them a wise choice in the long run. Be sure to consider all of your options before making a final decision on your cladding material.

Aluminum composite panels, or ACPs, are a popular cladding choice for buildings and construction projects. ACPs are made up of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a core made of either polyethylene or mineral-filled fire-retardant thermoplastic. Thanks to their light weight, durability, and weather resistance, aluminum composite panels have many advantages over traditional building materials such as stone, brick, or wood.

ACP panels can be cut, drilled, and shaped to fit nearly any construction need, making them an extremely versatile cladding option. They are also much lighter than solid aluminum panels, which makes them easier to work with and transport. In addition, ACPs are very durable and resistant to both weathering and impact damage.

One potential downside of aluminum composite panels is that they can be more expensive than other cladding options. However, the long-term durability and low maintenance costs of ACPs often outweigh the initial investment. ACPs are also available in a wide range of colors and finishes, making it easy to find an option that meets both your aesthetic and functional needs.

Aluminum composite panels (ACPs) are not inherently fireproof, but their fire performance can vary based on their composition, manufacturing process, and the presence of fire-resistant coatings. ACPs are typically composed of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a core material, which is often made of a non-combustible material such as mineral-filled polyethylene (PE) or a fire-resistant material like fire-rated polyethylene (FR).

The fire resistance of an ACP largely depends on the core material and any additional fire-retardant treatments it might have undergone. Here are some common classifications based on fire performance:

  1. Non-Fire Rated ACPs: Panels with a standard polyethylene (PE) core are not fire-resistant. In the event of a fire, they can melt and contribute to the spread of flames.

  2. Fire-Rated ACPs: These panels have a core material that is designed to resist combustion and slow down the spread of fire. Fire-rated polyethylene (FR) cores or non-combustible cores like mineral-filled cores fall into this category.

  3. A2 Fire Rated ACPs: These panels have a core that meets the European classification A2, which indicates a limited combustibility. These panels are considered to have very limited contribution to fire spread and low heat release.

  4. A2 or B Fire Rated ACPs: Some panels are rated as A2 or B under the European standard, indicating different levels of fire resistance. A2 is considered better in terms of fire performance compared to B.

It’s important to note that while fire-rated ACPs provide better fire resistance compared to non-fire rated ones, no material can be considered completely fireproof. ACPs are subject to regulations and standards in different countries and regions, and their suitability for specific applications should be evaluated based on local building codes and regulations.

If you’re considering using ACPs in a construction project, especially in areas where fire safety is a concern, it’s recommended to consult with professionals, architects, and regulatory authorities to ensure that the chosen panels meet the required fire safety standards for your specific use case.

FR aluminum composite panels, or FR ACM panels, are a type of ACP that are fire retardant. The main difference between FR ACM panels and regular ACM panels is the material of their cores. FR ACM panels have a mineral core made up of about 70% inorganic materials such as Calcium Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide, while regular ACM panels have a polyethylene core. This difference in materials makes FR ACM panels more resistant to fire than regular ACM panels.

While FR ACM panels are more expensive than regular ACM panels, they offer an extra level of safety in case of fire. If you are considering using ACM panels in a project where there is a risk of fire, FR ACM panels may be the best option for you.

Aluminum Composite Panels (ACPs) can have different fire standards depending on their composition and manufacturing process. Generally, there are four fire classes for ACPs based on the European fire classification system:

  • Class A1: ACPs with this rating have the highest level of fire resistance. They are considered non-combustible and do not contribute to the spread of fire. A1-rated ACPs are typically made of inorganic materials such as aluminum honeycomb, mineral wool or glass wool.

  • Class A2: ACPs with this rating have a very limited contribution to fire and do not produce flaming droplets or particles. A2-rated ACPs are typically made of a combination of inorganic and organic materials like mineral-filled core that contains less than 10% PE by mass.

  • Class B: ACPs with this rating have a moderate contribution to fire and may produce flaming droplets or particles. B-rated ACPs are typically made of organic materials with a core that contains between 10% and 50% PE by mass.

  • Class C: ACPs with this rating have a significant contribution to fire and may produce flaming droplets or particles. C-rated ACPs are typically made of highly flammable organic materials (with a core that contains more than 50% PE by mass).

What are the S1, S2,and S3 Smoke Emission During Combustion for ACM panels?

The smoke emission during combustion of Aluminum Composite Panels (ACPs) can vary depending on the composition and manufacturing process of the panel. The smoke emission is rated according to the EN 13501-1 standard, which uses a classification system that ranges from s1 (very low smoke production) to s3 (high smoke production). However, the specific smoke emission classification of a particular ACP product would depend on its individual fire performance test results.

Generally, ACPs with a fire rating of Class A1 or A2 are expected to have a low smoke emission classification of s1 or s2, respectively. ACPs with a fire rating of Class B or C may have a higher smoke emission classification of s2 or s3, respectively.

It is important to note that fire standards for ACPs may vary by country and region, and local building codes and regulations should be consulted for specific requirements.

The cost of ACM panels can vary depending on several factors such as the supplier, brand, panel size, thickness, finish, and any additional customization or special features. Generally, ACM panels are priced per square foot or square meter. The average cost of ACM panels can range from $15 to $22 per square foot. However, it’s important to note that these prices are subject to change over time due to market fluctuations and regional variations.

Contact us today to get up-to-date pricing information as they can provide more accurate and specific cost estimates based on your project requirements and location.

Aluminum Composite Panels, also known as ACP or ACM Panels, are a versatile metal cladding solution available in a variety of textures and colors. ACP is frequently used for commercial and industrial buildings, such as office buildings, retail stores, and warehouses. ACP is also a popular choice for sign panels and architectural facades.

ACP is made up of two sheets of aluminum that are bonded to a polyethylene core. ACP is lightweight, yet strong and durable. ACP is easy to install and can be cut to size using standard woodworking tools. ACP is an economical cladding solution that offers long-term durability and low maintenance costs.

ACMs can be used for both exterior and interior applications, such as commercial or residential roofs, walls, floors and ceilings. This type of panel has many advantages over other materials such as lower weight than steel or concrete; high strength to weight ratio; less combustible than wood; better sound absorption qualities than drywall; does not corrode like metals when it is exposed to water; low permeability compared to traditional building materials such as brick masonry and stone which makes them fire resistant. If you are looking for an attractive, versatile, and durable cladding solution, ACP may be the right choice for your next project.

Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) Panels are widely used in the construction industry as a lightweight and versatile building material. They consist of a three-layer structure, with a non-aluminum core sandwiched between two thin aluminum sheets. The outer surface is coated to enhance appearance and provide protection against weathering and corrosion. ACM panels offer a range of benefits, including strength, durability, weather resistance, thermal and acoustic insulation, and easy installation. They can be customized with different finishes and colors, making them suitable for diverse architectural applications such as building facades, cladding systems, signage, and interior design elements. Their growing popularity stems from their aesthetic appeal, lightweight nature, and design flexibility.

ACM panels possess a good balance of strength and lightweight characteristics. While they may not have the same level of inherent strength as solid metal sheets, they still offer considerable structural integrity. The aluminum sheets on either side of the ACM panel contribute to its strength, allowing it to withstand various environmental factors and mechanical stresses.

The strength of ACM panels depends on factors such as the thickness of the aluminum sheets, the quality of the bonding process, and the type and quality of the core material. Thicker aluminum sheets and high-quality bonding methods can enhance the overall strength of the panel.

It’s important to note that the strength of ACM panels is typically suitable for most architectural applications, including building facades and cladding systems. However, for specific projects or applications with higher structural demands, it is advisable to consult with engineers or industry professionals to ensure the appropriate material selection and design considerations.

It is a material that is widely used for many different purposes. The aluminum composite panel (ACP) can be easily cut to size and shape, making it an easy choice for home builders looking to construct new homes. This product offers the builder a wide array of color options and finishes as well as various textures and patterns which will help give their home a unique look. ACP comes in many configurations including: single skin, double skin and insulated panels with insulation core.

Aluminum composite material panels are used for many applications, including exterior cladding on buildings. They can be colored to fit any style and, if desired, an aluminum composite material panel can also be textured. Aluminum composite material panels usually come with a warranty that protects the product against corrosion or degradation from water damage.

Yes, aluminum composite panels are highly durable. They are resistant to corrosion and rust, and can withstand exposure to sunlight and other harsh weather conditions. Additionally, their smooth, polished surface is easy to clean and maintain.

Aluminum composite panels, also known as aluminum composite material or aluminum composite material panels, are an increasingly popular cladding choice for buildings and construction projects. ACPs are made up of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a core made of either polyethylene or mineral-filled fire-retardant thermoplastic. Thanks to their light weight, durability, and weather resistance, aluminum composite panels have many advantages over traditional building materials such as stone, brick, or wood. ACPs can be cut, drilled, and shaped to fit nearly any construction need, making them an extremely versatile cladding material. In addition, aluminum composite panels are easy to install and require very little maintenance. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder that aluminum composite panels are one of the most popular cladding choices on the market today.

Aluminum Composite Panels (ACM Panels) Benefits:
– Highly durable and resistant to corrosion
– Withstand exposure to sunlight and harsh weather conditions
– Easy to clean and maintain
Emotional benefits:
– Transform your home or business with a sleek, modern look.
– Never worry about your exterior panels rusting or corroding.

When it comes to aluminum composite panels, there are many advantages and benefits that make them an attractive option for your next construction project. While they may have a higher initial investment cost, their versatility, durability, and low maintenance needs make them a wise choice in the long run. Be sure to consider all of your options before making a final decision on your cladding material.

Aluminum composite panels, or ACPs, are a popular cladding choice for buildings and construction projects. ACPs are made up of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a core made of either polyethylene or mineral-filled fire-retardant thermoplastic. Thanks to their light weight, durability, and weather resistance, aluminum composite panels have many advantages over traditional building materials such as stone, brick, or wood.

ACP panels can be cut, drilled, and shaped to fit nearly any construction need, making them an extremely versatile cladding option. They are also much lighter than solid aluminum panels, which makes them easier to work with and transport. In addition, ACPs are very durable and resistant to both weathering and impact damage.

One potential downside of aluminum composite panels is that they can be more expensive than other cladding options. However, the long-term durability and low maintenance costs of ACPs often outweigh the initial investment. ACPs are also available in a wide range of colors and finishes, making it easy to find an option that meets both your aesthetic and functional needs.

Aluminum composite panels (ACPs) are not inherently fireproof, but their fire performance can vary based on their composition, manufacturing process, and the presence of fire-resistant coatings. ACPs are typically composed of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a core material, which is often made of a non-combustible material such as mineral-filled polyethylene (PE) or a fire-resistant material like fire-rated polyethylene (FR).

The fire resistance of an ACP largely depends on the core material and any additional fire-retardant treatments it might have undergone. Here are some common classifications based on fire performance:

  1. Non-Fire Rated ACPs: Panels with a standard polyethylene (PE) core are not fire-resistant. In the event of a fire, they can melt and contribute to the spread of flames.

  2. Fire-Rated ACPs: These panels have a core material that is designed to resist combustion and slow down the spread of fire. Fire-rated polyethylene (FR) cores or non-combustible cores like mineral-filled cores fall into this category.

  3. A2 Fire Rated ACPs: These panels have a core that meets the European classification A2, which indicates a limited combustibility. These panels are considered to have very limited contribution to fire spread and low heat release.

  4. A2 or B Fire Rated ACPs: Some panels are rated as A2 or B under the European standard, indicating different levels of fire resistance. A2 is considered better in terms of fire performance compared to B.

It’s important to note that while fire-rated ACPs provide better fire resistance compared to non-fire rated ones, no material can be considered completely fireproof. ACPs are subject to regulations and standards in different countries and regions, and their suitability for specific applications should be evaluated based on local building codes and regulations.

If you’re considering using ACPs in a construction project, especially in areas where fire safety is a concern, it’s recommended to consult with professionals, architects, and regulatory authorities to ensure that the chosen panels meet the required fire safety standards for your specific use case.

FR aluminum composite panels, or FR ACM panels, are a type of ACP that are fire retardant. The main difference between FR ACM panels and regular ACM panels is the material of their cores. FR ACM panels have a mineral core made up of about 70% inorganic materials such as Calcium Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide, while regular ACM panels have a polyethylene core. This difference in materials makes FR ACM panels more resistant to fire than regular ACM panels.

While FR ACM panels are more expensive than regular ACM panels, they offer an extra level of safety in case of fire. If you are considering using ACM panels in a project where there is a risk of fire, FR ACM panels may be the best option for you.

Aluminum Composite Panels (ACPs) can have different fire standards depending on their composition and manufacturing process. Generally, there are four fire classes for ACPs based on the European fire classification system:

  • Class A1: ACPs with this rating have the highest level of fire resistance. They are considered non-combustible and do not contribute to the spread of fire. A1-rated ACPs are typically made of inorganic materials such as aluminum honeycomb, mineral wool or glass wool.

  • Class A2: ACPs with this rating have a very limited contribution to fire and do not produce flaming droplets or particles. A2-rated ACPs are typically made of a combination of inorganic and organic materials like mineral-filled core that contains less than 10% PE by mass.

  • Class B: ACPs with this rating have a moderate contribution to fire and may produce flaming droplets or particles. B-rated ACPs are typically made of organic materials with a core that contains between 10% and 50% PE by mass.

  • Class C: ACPs with this rating have a significant contribution to fire and may produce flaming droplets or particles. C-rated ACPs are typically made of highly flammable organic materials (with a core that contains more than 50% PE by mass).

What are the S1, S2,and S3 Smoke Emission During Combustion for ACM panels?

The smoke emission during combustion of Aluminum Composite Panels (ACPs) can vary depending on the composition and manufacturing process of the panel. The smoke emission is rated according to the EN 13501-1 standard, which uses a classification system that ranges from s1 (very low smoke production) to s3 (high smoke production). However, the specific smoke emission classification of a particular ACP product would depend on its individual fire performance test results.

Generally, ACPs with a fire rating of Class A1 or A2 are expected to have a low smoke emission classification of s1 or s2, respectively. ACPs with a fire rating of Class B or C may have a higher smoke emission classification of s2 or s3, respectively.

It is important to note that fire standards for ACPs may vary by country and region, and local building codes and regulations should be consulted for specific requirements.

The cost of ACM panels can vary depending on several factors such as the supplier, brand, panel size, thickness, finish, and any additional customization or special features. Generally, ACM panels are priced per square foot or square meter. The average cost of ACM panels can range from $15 to $22 per square foot. However, it’s important to note that these prices are subject to change over time due to market fluctuations and regional variations.

Contact us today to get up-to-date pricing information as they can provide more accurate and specific cost estimates based on your project requirements and location.

Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) panels are considered sustainable for several reasons:

  1. Recyclability: Aluminum is one of the most recyclable materials on the market. ACM panels can often be fully recycled at the end of their lifecycle, which means they can be reprocessed and reused in new products without losing quality.

  2. Durability: ACM panels are known for their longevity. Because they can last for decades without needing replacement, they contribute to sustainability by reducing the demand for new resources and minimizing waste.

  3. Energy Efficiency: The reflective properties of aluminum can help reduce heating and cooling costs in buildings. When used as part of an efficient building envelope, ACM panels can contribute to energy savings and reduce the carbon footprint of a building.

  4. Lightweight: The lightweight nature of ACM panels means they require less structural support, which can lead to savings in material usage and energy during the construction phase. It also translates to lower fuel consumption during transportation compared to heavier cladding materials.

  5. Low Maintenance: ACM panels require minimal maintenance over their lifespan. This low maintenance requirement means fewer resources and less energy are needed for upkeep, contributing further to their sustainability.

  6. Manufacturing Process: Advances in manufacturing technology have made the production of ACM panels more energy-efficient, reducing the environmental impact of their fabrication.

When discussing the sustainability of ACM panels, it’s important to also consider the entire lifecycle, from production to disposal, and the practices of the manufacturer. Manufacturers who use a high percentage of recycled content and have energy-efficient processes can enhance the sustainability profile of their ACM panel products. Additionally, opting for ACM panels with non-toxic, fire-resistant cores can also contribute to a more environmentally friendly product.

ACM Panels

Key Takeaways on Aluminum Composite Panels

General information about Aluminum Composite Material Panel known as ACM Panel OR ACP

 

Aluminum Composite Material Panels known as ACM Panels OR ACP is one of the most versatile and durable rainscreen systems available in the market. ACPs are a type of cladding system that consists of two aluminum sheets bonded to a non-aluminum core, such as polyethylene, fire-retardant mineral core, or a combination of both. ACPs are known for their lightweight, durability, flexibility, and design versatility, which makes them a popular choice for architects and builders worldwide.

This solution is becoming one of the most popular modern cladding products in residential construction in North America because of the versatility, durability, ease of installation and the quality of the colors and finishes. ACM Paneling system is a fully customized pre-fabricated cladding system. In better words, you cannot cut them to size at the jobsite. That is why you cannot buy them from Home Depot OR other hardware stores such as Rona, Canadian Tire, IHL, etc.

ACP is typically installed using a variety of attachment methods, such as direct fixing, cassette fixing, or tray fixing. Direct fixing involves attaching the ACP panels directly onto the building’s substrate using screws or adhesive, while cassette and tray fixing methods involve creating a frame or tray system onto which the panels are then attached.

For over a decade, ACM panels were one of the favorable materials for industrial and commercial contractors. Because of that, almost every franchise company and brand, build their storefront signs and interior elements out of this durable and high-quality construction material. Additionally, because this material is available in a wide range of colors, you can find a close match to every brand and corporate identity colors.

Today, this product has found its way into modern buildings and custom houses in The Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ACP panels are available in a range of sizes, thicknesses, and finishes, including solid, metallic, high gloss, matte, and natural wood-grain patterns. The panels can also be customized to include various surface treatments, such as anti-graffiti coating, UV protection, or self-cleaning properties.

 What makes ACM stand out as an architectural element is the very clean corners and returns in addition to the high quality and durable finishes.

While ACPs offer several advantages, they have also been associated with fire safety concerns in recent years. The use of combustible cores, particularly polyethylene, has been identified as a potential fire hazard, as it can contribute to the rapid spread of flames and toxic smoke in the event of a fire. As a result, many countries have introduced stricter regulations and building codes for ACPs, requiring non-combustible cores or additional fire-resistant measures.

Overall, Aluminum Composite Panels are a popular and versatile cladding system that offers various benefits, but it’s important to consider the potential fire safety concerns and ensure that proper installation and regulatory requirements are followed. ACM panels withstand the harsh environment of North America and is a great exterior choice with almost no maintenance headaches.

Technical Details:

Weight 40 kg
Dimensions 196 × 62 × 0.157 in
Types

Black Polyethylene Core – PE Core Aluminum Composite Material
Fire-Retardant Mineral Core – FR Core Aluminum Composite Material
PE/FR Metal Composite Material

Thickness

Total Thickness = 3mm / 4mm / 6mm
Aluminum Thickness = 0.02" for all types

Weight (lbs/sq.ft.)

For 3mm Sheets = 0.93, For 4mm Sheets = 1.12, For 6mm Sheets = 1.50
Each 5 x 16 of 4mm panels equals to 40Kg OR 90 lb

Fire Performance

Flame Spread: (ASTM E84 – 3mm = 05 / ASTM E84 – 4mm = 00 / ASTM E84 – 6mm = 00)
Smoke Developed: (ASTM E84 – 3mm = 15 / ASTM E84 – 4mm = 00 / ASTM E84 – 6mm = 10)
ASTM E108 MODIFIED = 4mm and 6mm / Passed
Flame Spread Index: (ASTM E84 – 3mm = 5 and for others 0)
Other Fire Tests: (ASTM E162 / ASTM E108 / ASTM E119 / UL-94 / UL-879 / NFPA-285 Passed)

Production Tolerances (in)

Width: 0.08 / Length:0.16 / Thickness: 0.008-0.012 / Bow: 0.5% / Squareness: 0.2

LEED

Post-Consumer Recycled Content: 3.1% – 7.4%
Pre-Consumer Recycled Content: 15.9% – 58.4%
Total = 100% Post + 50% Pre: 11.1% – 36.6%

AAMA 2605

8.1 Color Uniformity: PASSED / 8.2 Specular Gloss: PASSED / 8.3 Dry Film Hardness: PASSED / 8.4 Film Adhesion: PASSED / 8.5 Impact Resistance: PASSED / 8.6 Abrasion Resistance: PASSED / 8.7 Chemical Resistance: PASSED / 8.8 Corrosion Resistance: PASSED / 8.9 Weathering: PASSED

Code Approvals

ICC-ES: (ESR-3704 / ESR-2653)
Florida: (FL10520-R3, FL12087-R2, FL17186-R2)
Miami-Dade County: (14-0610.01 / 14-0610.02)
City of LA: (26029 / 26008)
Warnock Hersey: (Certified: ASTM E119; ASTM E84 (2013a); CAN / ULC S102; CAN / ULC S134; NFPA 285)

5 reviews for ACM Panels | Aluminum Composite Material Panel in Toronto

  1. CLADDERS Support Team

    Hello everyone,
    Here you can write reviews and comments for our Aluminum composite products and installation services. Positive reviews from awesome clients would help our new customers feel confident about working with us as their trusted siding contractor. Thank you for taking the time to provide your highly appreciated feedback.
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  2. Seth

    I would definitely recommend Cladders and Modernizer to anyone looking to have their space remodeled. They are well-mannered, professional and knowledgeable about construction trades. We worked with them on 3 different construction/renovation projects. They showed up on time, they worked hard, cleaned up, and completed the projects exceeding our expectations every time. Our clients are happy to work with them too.

    They are always available to answer questions and helped with design from start to finish. Edwin (the team leader) has a great sense of design and knows how different materials work together. He did a great job of matching the products to the architectural style of the projects. His crew did an excellent job on my kitchen remodel too. We couldn’t be more pleased with his service.

    Highly recommended.

    • CLADDERS Support Team

      Thank you so much for your kind words Seth. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with our customers. We count ourselves very lucky for professional clients like you, as well. We look forward to working with you again in the near future!

  3. Joshua

    Impressive Exterior Work by Cladders in Toronto – Cladders in Toronto recently handled our siding project, including metal siding, soffit, and fluted panels for our garage door. Their work was excellent! The installation team was professional and communicative, making the whole process easy. Cladders by Modernizer is the go-to choice for exterior work in Toronto. They’re skilled, attentive, and deliver quality results. Thanks, Cladding Pros, for transforming our property!

  4. Paul

    We recently partnered with Cladders for ACM Panels and Fluted panel installation on our modern project in Toronto. Their professionalism, honesty, and design assistance were outstanding. The job’s workmanship was fantastic, and their dedication to quality impressed us greatly. Edwin, our project lead, was also exceptional in guiding us through the process. Cladders is the go-to cladding company in Toronto, and we wholeheartedly recommend their services. Thank you, Cladders, and kudos to Edwin for making our project a success!

  5. Carlo

    Thrilled with Cladders the cladding contractor for my Oakville home! They nailed the mix of ACM panels and Longboards, turning my place into a standout. Their attention to detail was spot-on, and they were total pros from start to finish. Couldn’t be happier! Definitely recommend their top-notch work!” 🏠👌 #ACMPanels

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