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New development in the field of aluminium composite sheets from 3A Composites

Under the well-known brand name HYLITE® the supplier 3A Composites recently started to also market aluminium composite panels with a foamed core.



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The core material for the 3 mm and 4 mm -panel thicknesses is foamed in a manufacturing process specially developed for this purpose. The result is an ultra-light aluminium composite panel that is up to 80% lighter than conventional steel sheets or up to 60% lighter than aluminium sheets yet provides the same flexural rigidity.

The foamed core panel features other superlative technical properties. Major advantages include dimensional stability at high temperatures and excellent digital printing results, due to the high quality aluminium strips used in the production process.

Applications range from totems or canopies over store decoration to signage and POS / POP displays.

As a specialist for all sort of sheet material in the area of Corporate Identity Design 3A Composites thus extends once more its product portfolio, this time in the area of aluminium composite panels.

Aluminium composite panels from 3A Composites at a glance

DIBOND® was originally developed in 1992 by 3A Composites as one of the first aluminium composite sheets for the display and signage market. The panel combines two 0.3 mm aluminium surface layers with a polyethylene core and comes with a protective film on both sides. Front and reverse side are either stove lacquered, with white or coloured surfaces and with either matt or high-gloss surfaces, anodized or even textured.

HYLITE® is an aluminium composite panel with a polypropylene core and aluminium outer skins. Two different core systems (compact or foamed) mean the range offers great variety for very different applications. The compact core (available in thicknesses of 1.2 mm and 2 mm) offers a special feature: it can provide a hinge function, which withstands repeated bending without damage. The foamed core (available in thicknesses of 3 mm and 4 mm) scores with its extremely light weight.

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