Properties Of Aluminium Composite Panels

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.

Aluminium Panel edited

The outer skins of a BCP composite panel are most commonly made of materials such as:

· Aluminium

· Wood

· Stone

· Thermoplastic Sheet

· Lino and carpet

· Formica and laminates

· Stainless steel

· Kevlar

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*:

1. Lightweight

2. Durable and robust

3. Rigid

4. High strength to weight ratio

5. Cost effective

6. Fire resistant

7. Excellent compression and shear properties

8. High impact resistance

9. Good sound proofing properties

10. Environmentally friendly

11. Easy extrusion and processing

12. High production efficiency

13. Dimensional stability

14. 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.

Applications:

Our panels are suitable for a wide range of industry applications:

· Platform lifts

· Building structures

· Commercial vehicle interiors

· Ramps

· Racing cars

· Defence vehicles

· Galleys

· Flight simulators

· Elevators

· Internal structures

· Flooring

· Furniture

· Interior /exterior cladding panels

· Display cases

· Shop fittings

· Art and sculptures

The possibilities for the application of our aluminium composite panels is truly endless. The BCP team is always happy to discuss new and exciting ideas so please do not hesitate to get in contact.