Alubond U.S.A is the brand name for the new technology Aluminum Composite Panels from American Building Technologies Inc, Illinois, U.S.A. The product is also manufactured under license from ABTI in Belgrade by Alubond Europe , U.A.E, by Mulk Holdings FZC & Alubond Middle East and in India by Alubond Dacs India (P) Ltd. The panel is a composite consisting of two layers of aluminum skin sandwiching a thermop[astic core in a continous co-extrusion process. This new generation technology of mechanical and chemical bonding gives Alubond
Panels a exceptional bond integrity.

The outer aluminum skin for exterior grade Alubond U.S.A Panels is coated with PVDF Kynar 500 flurocarbon coatings. The lower aluminum skin is chromate treated and polyester coated.

    Comparison Chart between Alubond, Solid Aluminum and Steel
         
   
Alubond U.S.A Aluminum Composite Panel have distinct advantages over other popular Cladding materials like Solid Aluminum and Steel with superior Strength to weight raio as well as flatness, thermal and acoustic properties to name a few
   

Typical 4 mm Alubond Exterior Panels

   
     
         

Alubond Panel Diminsions

         
 
Standard Width
:
1220 mm
Available Widths
:
1000mm,1250 mm, 1500 mm, 1550mm
Standard Length
:
2440 mm
Available Lenghts
:
Any length upto 4800 mm
Available Thickness
:
1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm
       
         
 
Alubond U.S.A Technical Data
 
         
 

TEST PARAMETERS

UNIT

TEST METHOD

Alubond u.s.a.

Coating

-

-

 PVDF Kynar 500 -  70% resin 

Color retention

UNIT

ASTM D 2244-94

70% in 3500 hrs. max. rating of 5 units

Color range and finish

-

-

- PVDF coated exterior grade
- Polyester  & high durable PE coated interior grade&
- Anodised Aluminium Mirror & Butler (Hairline) Finish

Gloss retention in exposed condition                 

%

ASTM D 2244-93

30-45% with 70% PVDF resin Excellent for over 10 years at 45°C

Chalk resistance   

UNIT

ASTM D 4214-89

Accelerated test 4000 hrs.

Gloss 60 Deg.

DEGREE

 ASTM D 523-83

30-35 % for  70%   PVDF   resin 40-95% for PE

Pencil Hardness

GRADE

 ASTM D 3363-92 A

2H   min

Formability (T-Bend)

-

ASTM  D 4145

less than 2T, No cracking or breakage

Adhesion:
Dry - 1mm x 1 mm coss
Wet
Boiling water    

-

ASTM  D 3359 METHOD 2


No change
No peeled off
No change - 2 hours boiling at 100°C

Impact resistance
(Reverse impact crosshatch)                                 

-

ASTM D 2794

50  kg -cm No cracking   or no paint peel off

Abrasion resistance, falling sand                          

-

ASTM D 968-93

20 Liters

Salt spray resistance (100% salt FOT, 35°C)  

-

ASTM  D -B 117-90

Passes 3000 hrs. (5% NACL, 35°C)

Humidity resistance (100% RH, 35°C)                                      

-

ASTM D  2247 -94

Passes 3000 hrs.

Chemical Resistance:

HCL
H2SO4
Mortar
Detergent

-

ASTM D 1308-87

No change
No change
No change
Passed

Weight 4mm

kg/m2

-

5.34

Tensile strength   
4mm  ACP thick panel

Kg/mm2

ASTM D 638

4.9

Tensile strength    
Aluminium skin

 Mpa

ASTM D638

145

Yield strength       
4mm thick panel

Kg/mm2

ASTM D638

4.51

Yield strength of
Aluminium skin

 Mpa

ASTM D638 

138

elongation

 (%) 

ASTM D638 

0.16

180°Peel strength of aluminium skin to core

N/mm

ASTM  D 903

10~12

Co-efficient of expansion
4mm thick

mm/m/100Deg.C

ASTM D  696

2.47

Deflection temperature under load A

° C

STM D 648

117 °  c

Sound transmission co-efficient
4mm thick  

(dB)

ASTM E 413


26

rigidity

 (KN.mm2/m)

 ASTM D 790

0.27

bending strength

Mpa

-

126.3

core material

-

-

Non- combustible mineral filled core

 
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