BCP’s lightweight but incredibly strong aluminium composite panels deliver rigidity and flatness with minimal increase in weight.
The layers of the panel are bonded together with an extremely strong engineering adhesive (cold cure and hot cure available) and pressed together until the adhesive cures.
The lightweight aluminium core keeps the two skins in position, resists shear forces, and provides insulation, while the two skins provide durability, weather and impact resistance, and resist in-plane forces of tension and compression. The result is a complete aluminium composite panel.
The outer skins of a BCP composite panel are most commonly made of materials such as:
Lino and carpet
Formica and laminates
The process used to manufacture the panels offers a very flat surface in conjunction with tight tolerances to the surface area ratio (+/- 0.25 mm per square metre).
Properties of aluminium honeycomb composite panels*:
Durable and robust
High strength to weight ratio
Excellent compression and shear properties
High impact resistance
Good sound proofing properties
Easy extrusion and processing
High production efficiency
Bespoke dimensions and various thicknesses are available
*It’s the versatility of the materials BCP use that enables us to provide bespoke composite panels to help our customers achieve the properties that suit their requirements best.
BCP’s aluminium composite panels can include a wide range of inserts, edging and joining methods which can be incorporated during the manufacturing stage or added afterwards. Find out more about our capabilities here.