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Signage Aluminum Composite Panel


Aluminum Composite Panels (ACP) are a type of sandwich panel consisting of two aluminum sheets bonded to a core material made of polyethylene (PE) or fire-retardant core (FR) core.
This results in a lightweight, yet durable material commonly used for indoor and outdoor signage.

Aluminum composite panels are a flexible material that can be easily shaped into different forms or shapes, which you can’t get with other materials, from billboards to shop signs to large format outdoor signage even those prone to high winds, because of its high weather and UV resistance.

Let’s look at 9 reasons why aluminum composite panels are the best signage material on the market today!

1. Durability and Longevity
Aluminum composite panels are resistant to weather and other environmental factors that can damage other materials. Wood, for instance, can easily be destroyed by moisture or insects such as termites. Metals fade over time and are susceptible to rust and corrosion; glass is brittle and can shatter if exposed to high winds or extreme temperatures.

ACP, however, are corrosion weather and climate resistant because they are generally pre-treated to withstand any weather condition. This is why they have a longer lifespan than wood, metal, glass, and other materials. ACP can last well over ten years after installation both indoors and outdoors.

2. Cost-Effective
Aluminum composite panels are well-known for their affordability compared to other materials because less material is used in producing each panel (e.g., two aluminum sheets and a polyethylene or fire-resistant core).

Moreover, ACP is highly durable and require minimal maintenance as they are resistant to corrosion, UV rays, and harsh weather conditions. ACP won’t fade, degrade, or be eaten by termites, which means there’s no need for constant repainting or replacement. Once installed, you can go for years without incurring any additional costs. All you need to do is to wash and clean them regularly!

3. Lightweight and Easy to Install
Aluminum composite panels weigh less than other materials, making them versatile and easily folded into different shapes. The lightweight design also reduces installation costs.

ACP cost less to transport and take little time because they are made of PE or FR core sandwiched between two thin aluminum sheets. The installation process is also simple and can be done in various ways; you can choose the most popular method, welding, or go for other options, such as gluing or user profiles, rivets, or screws.

4. Design Flexibility
Another reason aluminum composite panels are the best signage material in the market today is that they can be customized to suit any application. They can be made in different colors and finishes, such as wood, metal, steel, etc.

There are many advantages of using ACP over using other signage materials. All you need to do is to tell your supplier the color you want, and there you have it. This is our specialty at Canada Plastic and Belting, Inc.—we will assist you in getting ACP of your desired colors and sizes.

5. Low Maintenance
ACP has low maintenance requirements compared to other signage materials. Let’s quickly examine them.

Wood: Wooden signs require regular staining or painting and can be susceptible to warping, rotting, and insect damage if not properly maintained.
Metal: While metal signs are generally durable, they can be prone to rust and corrosion over time and may require periodic cleaning and touch-up painting.
Glass: Glass signs can be fragile and difficult to maintain, requiring regular cleaning and the potential for frequent replacement if cracked or broken.
Plastic: Plastic signs can be prone to fading, cracking, and yellowing over time, and may require frequent replacement or maintenance to remain effective.

The maintenance cost of aluminum-plastic panels is obviously lower than other materials.