ALUCORE® is an innovative aluminium composite panel consisting of two aluminium cover sheets and a honeycomb core of aluminium.
Boasting the globally recognised ALUCOBOND® trademark, ALUCORE® is also a composite material that can be used for a wide variety of applications from the transport industry to architecture, and has fantastic properties such as extraordinary flatness, a large variety of colours, and high formability.
The product’s aluminium honeycomb core gives the composite panel a high rigidity and an extremely low weight. ALUCORE® therefore has a definite advantage when it comes to projects with high demands on material stiffness – such as façade cladding or roofing where it will be exposed to an extremely high wind load, or for large self-supporting roofs.
ALUCORE® – the first lightweight panel that is a bond for life!
Unlike conventional honeycomb composite panels, the system components of ALUCORE® are bonded in a continuous process. The material does not become brittle-hard but shows tough and resilient properties and excellent peel strength – the basis for a high product quality. Planners, architects, and designers opt for ALUCORE® because it combines high mechanical properties – such as the tensile strength of the cover sheets – with outstanding processing and aesthetic features.
Thanks to continuous production process, large size panels up to the lengths of 9m are possible with extraordinary flatness. ALUCORE® can be easily fabricated with perfect details using ordinary tools. Hence a great variety of applications are possible. It is this characteristic which truly make ALUCORE® the ideal choice – not just for outdoor applications such as façade cladding, roofing, balconies, and shelters – but also for interior design such as creative ceilings.
In addition to its low weight and perfect flatness, ALUCORE® shows excellent weathering resistance. When it comes to surface finishing, only the highest quality lacquering systems with optimum resistance to weather and industrial pollution are used.
Cell size B: approx. 6.3 – 19 mm.
The cover sheets of the ALUCORE® panels consist of corrosion-resistant Peraluman alloys (AlMg) and may be used in a decorative or functional way, depending on the purpose of application
H: total thickness
d1: thickness of Al front sheet
d2: thickness of Al back sheet
|Thickness of front sheet
|Thickness of back sheet
ALUCORE® has the following great properties:
- A large variety of colours and perfect flatness
- Low weight and extremely high rigidity
- High formability allows design freedom to architects and planners
- Vibration damping (no additional sound damping needed)
- Simple processing using conventional tools (e.g. for folding and bending)
- Allows smooth handling on-site, even with large size panels
- Low cost for substructures and fasteners
- Short construction time, adherence to schedules, low cost
- Excellent weather resistance
The combination of formability, flatness, stability and weather resistance characterises this incredible material.
Due to its composite structure, ALUCORE® can take on many different shapes. Think of it like a separate ‘skin’ that wraps around a building’s structure, adapting and flowing with its contours. However, this material’s perfect formability does not affect its stability and flatness – the high rigidity of the panel remains.
Lightness meets rigidity
The composite structure of ALUCORE® means it has an impressive strength to weight ratio, even when compared to large panel sizes. Despite its low weight – which makes ALUCORE® easy to transport and handle – its rigidity helps maintain its shape and flatness, even when exposed to extreme temperature changes.
3A Composites: Environment, Safety, and Quality
3A Composites is the parent company of ALUCOBOND® and is recognised 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.
ALUCORE® can be fully recycled with any other aluminium without prior separation or sorting (scrap value).