ALUCOBOND® – Soffit Panels Manufacturers

ALUCOBOND® is the “Original” and has been the market leader in aluminium composite panels world-wide since 1969.

ALUCOBOND® shows excellent product properties such as extraordinary flatness, a large variety of colours and perfect formability. It has been developed as a rigid and, at the same time, flexible fascia material for architecture. ALUCOBOND® is extremely weatherproof, impact-resistant and break-proof, vibration-damping, and ensures easy and fast installation.

As a light composite material consisting of two aluminium cover sheets and a plastic core, the versatile ALUCOBOND® product is a material also preferred in areas other than architecture, such as corporate design, and is widely used in industry and transportation.

Numerous international prizes have been awarded for this successful product. With more than 130 million sq.m of ALUCOBOND® sold, it has proved to be one of the most successful materials world-wide. ALUCOBOND® is also one of the best Soffit panels manufacturers, delivering soffit solutions across Asia and the Middle East.

ALUCORE® can be folded on bending presses using the tool geometry shown in the sketch. When measuring cuts, the material gain for the corresponding thickness must be taken into consideration when making 90° folds.

Panel thickness
(mm)

Bending radius outside
(mm)

Material gain
(mm)

Folding height min.
(mm)

6 ~4 2.7 20
10 ~9 5.0 25
15 ~13 7.5 35
20 ~16 8.5 50
25 ~18 10.0 60

Routing and folding technique / producing corners and edges

Corners and edges can be produced simply on ALUCORE® panels using the routing and folding technique. With all versions, a groove is routed on the rear of the panel into the 1 mm thick cover sheet at the front. In version 1, as with ALUCOBOND®, a cutter disk or forming cutter for V-grooves 90° is used in the appropriate width.

In version 2, the core of the panel is pre-cut using special tools. The grooves can be produced with circular panel saws and CNC machining centres. Normally, folding by hand is possible. If this is not possible, we recommend the use of a folding machine.

 

Important:
These are customized design tools to match the respective machine and can be ordered by the processor from the recommended manufacturers. Please state the tooth geometry, tool diameter, etc. The auxiliary tracing rollers can be produced from the existing ALUCORE® tracing rollers for 4 or 6 mm thickness.