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Installation

ALUCOMAT® Aluminium Composite Material (also known as Aluminium Composite Panel) can work with major types of cladding profile systems. Information provided in this section is for preliminary reference. Please refer to ALUCOMAT® Manual and then consult with accredited engineers or technicians as appropriate.

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• Fixing ACM (ACP) Cassettes to Cladding Profile Structure

Protective Film

All ALUCOMAT® exterior-class ACM (or ACP) panels are covered with non-transparent protective film before leaving production line.
Removal of protective film is recommended as soon as after installation since under hot and humid weather conditions (such as Southeast Asia, Central America, or the like), residual glue may be left from protective film and stick onto lacquered coated surface of panels.
Once protective film is removed, marker pen, vinyl film or tape are not recommended to be used on lacquered coated surface of panels since particles like acrylic, rubber, epoxy, plasticizers, and solvents employed in these materials will likely to harm coating integrity.

Installing Direction

To eliminate the possibility of having color shade reflection difference among panels on single building surface, clients are requested to install all panels only to one single direction according to arrows printed on protective film. See illustration below:
Installing Direction

Color Difference

As mentioned in section Storage: Inventory Management, to further eliminate possible color shade reflection difference among panels on single building surface, clients are requested to place all panels required for an identical project within one single order.

Fixing to Cladding Profile Structure

Single Top Hat
Single Top Hat
Double Top Hat
Double Top Hat
Batten & Gasket
Batten & Gasket
Silicone Butt Joint
Silicone Butt Joint
Fixed Cassette
Fixed Cassette
Unitised Curt Wall
Unitised Curt Wall
Clamped Cassette
Clamped Cassette
Suspended Cassette 1
Suspended Cassette 1
Suspended Cassette 2
Suspended Cassette 2

Thermal Expansion / Contraction

Change of temperature (either ambient air or heating of construction work) must be taken into account to avoid thermal movement of the panels leading into unacceptable bowing and overstressing of the fasteners. A quick thermal resistance guidance of ALUCOMAT® is as follows:
Thermal Resistance - 50ºC ~ +80ºC
Linear Expansion 2.40 mm per meter at 100ºC
Note that coating integrity will be damaged if working temperature approaches or over 100ºC. Thus thermal resistance of panel itself also has to do with Fabrication.