ALUCOBOND® A2

ACROSS THE WORLD, ALUCOBOND® A2 is the only non-combustible aluminum composite panel used in architecture.

Due to its non-combustible core, this fantastic product meets stringent fire regulations and hugely increases the possibilities when it comes to creative building design.

As with all ALUCOBOND® products, ALUCOBOND® A2 allows for simple processing, is impact-resistant, break-proof, and weatherproof – and above all non-combustible.

ALUCOBOND® A2 is the only non-combustible aluminium composite panel used in architecture world-wide. Due to its non combustible core ALUCOBOND® A2 meets the high requirements of the fire regulations and enhances the possibilities for the concept and design of buildings.

ALUCOBOND® A2, as indeed all the products of the ALUCOBOND® family, allows simple processing, is impact-resistant, break-proof and weatherproof and, above all, non-combustible.

When it comes to safety, ALUCOBOND® A2 is ideal for high-rise buildings, office complexes, airports, railway and metro projects, shopping malls, hospitals, etc. The superb properties of this material offer an inspiring range of options and solutions for designers – whether your project is a private home, a public building, a corporate headquarters, offices, or a trading or industrial complex. It is also ideal if your organization wants to create a new image through corporate design – whether it is for petrol stations, car showrooms, banks, or supermarkets.

ALUCOBOND® A2 is an aluminim composite panel with non combustible core which makes it safe and ideal for high rise buildings, office complexes, airports, railway and metro projects, shopping malls, hospitals, etc. The superb properties of this material boost one’s inspiration and offer architecture a whole new range of solutions – whether your project is a private home, a public building, a corporate headquarter and offices, or a trading or industrial complex – or if your organisation wants to create a new image-building Corporate Design – whether for petrol stations, car showrooms, banks or supermarkets.

CHARACTERISTICS

ADVANTAGES

Low weight, high rigidity, perfect flatness Low cost for substructures and fasteners, Smooth handling on the site
Large variety of colours Unlimited planning and design
Weatherproof Supplied ready to install
Vibration-damping No additional sound-damping needed
Can easily be folded and bent Simple processing using conventional tools
Large panel sizes, fast installation, pre-fabricated panels Short construction times, adherence to schedules, low cost

 

ALUCOBOND® A2 perfectly adapts to the contours of the building – forming complex, flowing elements. It is the combination of formability, flatness, stability, and weather resistance that characterizes this material.

Due to its composite structure, ALUCOBOND® A2 can take on many different shapes. Think of it as a separate skin wrapping the building’s structure. Its perfect formability does not affect its stability and flatness; the high rigidity of the panel remains.

 

Lightness meets rigidity

The composite structure of ALUCOBOND® A2 means it has an impressive strength to weight ratio, no matter if it is a large panel size. Despite its low weight – which makes ALUCOBOND® A2 easy to transport and handle – its rigidity helps maintain its shape and flatness, even when exposed to extreme temperature changes.

Comparison of thickness and weight of panels with equal rigidity

ALUCOBOND® PLUS Aluminium
Rigidity (E·J) Section modulus Thickness Weight Thickness Weight
1250 kN cm²/m 1.25 cm³/m 3 mm 5.9 kg/m² 2.7 mm 7.3 kg/m²
2400 kN cm²/m 1.75 cm³/m 4 mm 7.6 kg/m² 3.3 mm 8.9 kg/m²

 

Sustainability

3A Composites: Environment, Safety, and Quality
3A Composites is the parent company of ALUCOBOND® and is recognized across the globe as one of the leaders in the field of sustainability. Its reputation is spread far and wide, including among other diversified producers and raw material processing companies around the world.

The company’s unflinching commitment to sustainability – along with taking the needs of all key groups into account – enables it to make decisions of the highest economic, social, and ecological value. 3A Composites also commits to continuous self-improvement programs for environmental protection, many of which exceed government regulations.

The company commits itself to continuous own improvements in environmental protection, which by far exceed existing regulations. Also in this field, 3A Composites endeavours to play a leading role.

ALUCOBOND® A2 composite panels are non-inflammable and do not actively contribute to combustion. During the life cycle of ALUCOBOND® A2 composite panels, no environmentally hazardous substances are set free at any time and no toxic fumes are developed in the case of fire. Therefore, selecting ALUCOBOND® A2 for projects which require environmental-friendly materials is a natural choice.

ALUCOBOND® A2 Lifecycle

Over decades of use in a rear-ventilated cladding system, ALUCOBOND® A2 protects a building from weathering and the harmful effects of industrial and environmental pollution. It also acts as a barrier against solar radiation; the ventilated space between the ALUCOBOND®  A2 panels and the wall or the thermal insulation reduces heat transmission.

ALUCOBOND® A2 also protects the wall of a building from high and rapid temperature changes; moisture can pass through the wall, yet the building structure remains dry.

During the lifecycle of ALUCOBOND® A2 composite panels, no substances containing CFC are set free at any time. The core material does not contain any nitrogen, chlorine, or sulfur – therefore, it is the perfect choice for projects which require environmental-friendly materials.

 

During decades of use in a rear-ventilated cladding system, ALUCOBOND® A2 protects the building from weathering and the harmful effects caused by industrial and environmental pollution. An external cladding system using ALUCOBOND® A2 acts as a barrier against solar radiation. The ventilated space between the ALUCOBOND® A2 panels and the wall or the thermal insulation reduces the heat transmission. The rear-ventilated cladding system using ALUCOBOND® A2, protects the wall of the building from high and rapid temperature changes. Moisture can pass through the wall. The building structure keeps dry.

 

The major advantages

  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Long-term preservation of the building’s structure
  • During winter there are major savings in heating costs
  • In summer there are major savings in air-conditioning costs
  • Reduction of thermal expansion
  • Reduction in crack formation

 

Recycling

ALUCOBOND® A2 is fully recyclable. Both the core material and the aluminium cover sheets can be used in the production of new material.