Aluminium Composite Panels

An aluminium composite panel comprises of honeycomb core sandwiched in between two aluminium alloy skins.

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 result is a complete aluminium composite panel.

Aluminium composite panels, manufactured by BCP, are made with a high mill finish as standard. The surface finish can also be supplied in tread pattern, or can be polished or coloured dependent on the application.

The nature of the non-corrosive alloy materials used in aluminium composite panels means that they can be sourced for both internal and external applications. The panels offer excellent corrosion resistance compared to other traditional products.

Not just Aluminium Composite Panels…

A wide variety of surfaces can be applied to the aluminium composite panels range.

These surfaces include:

  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Thermoplastic Sheet
  • Lino and carpet
  • Formica and laminates
  • Stainless steel
  • Kevlar

The panel manufacture process utilised by BCP allows many fixtures and fittings to be installed within its aluminium composite panels. This is useful for secondary applications such as where fixing to other panels or structures is required. We can also allow services to be run within the aluminium composite panels or allow ancillary parts to be fitted onto them.

The required internal parts are manufactured in-house by Encocam’s engineering division, Stonehill Engineering, to allow fast lead times and manufacturing integration.

Polypropylene Honeycomb Composite Panels

Polypropylene (PP) honeycomb offers a strong but lightweight alternative to the aluminium composite material offered by BCP. It is resistant to both media and corrosion and therefore is ideal for use in sandwich composite components and lightweight assemblies.

 

Aluminium composite panels and polypropylene panels have a number of benefits:

Mechanical Attributes

The panels display excellent levels of rigidity and tensile strength. The honeycomb core at their centre lends the products an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio. This honeycomb core is manufactured to a high standard in the UK by BCP’s sister company Corex Honeycomb

Insulation and Soundproofing

Due to their honeycomb structure, aluminium composite panels offer good soundproofing properties and insulation to heat and cold.

Flat Surfaces

The process used to manufacture the BCP range offers a very flat surface in conjunction with tight tolerances to the surface area ratio (+/- 0.25 mm per square metre). This is particularly beneficial for applications that require tight tolerances alongside smooth surface finishes. Closer tolerance available upon request.

Industrial applications include:

  • Cleanrooms
  • Spray booths
  • Internal structures
  • Platforms lifts
  • Elevators
  • Mezzanine flooring
  • Air conditioning
  • Building structures
  • Building cladding
  • Brickwork / stone work
  • Flight simulators

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