Learn from this article about the benefits of adopting an ACM Panel façade for your business or office building regarding safety and economy.
ACM consists of two aluminum sheets and a low density polyethylene (LDPE) core. They are joined by a tension controlled process, which fuses the aluminum, polyethylene and aluminum materials.
The size of ACM Panels has three factors:
- Thickness: 3, 4 or 6 mm;
- Width: 1220, 1250 or 1500 mm;
- Length: 5000 mm.
The thickness of the ACM panel is mainly determined by polyethylene. The thicknesses of the two aluminum sheets have little variation – 0.21 / 0.30 / 0.50 mm. It completes the hardness of the panel.
The width is established by the sheet and varies from company to company. The length is determined by the container – means of transport.
For inner or outer cladding, the ACM panel façade has the advantage of aesthetics and easy maintenance due to aluminum.
In addition, due to its wide ragne of use, aluminum cladding can be used in a variety of buildings.
Mounting agility also includes among its benefits. You can do the installation of frames and the facade cladding simultaneously since, the frame manufacturer also applies aluminum panels.
Well, the size and correct thicknesses of the panels provide better customer savings and greater population safety.
That’s why we’ve prepared two important pieces of information to make your next ACM project economical and safe.
1. Economic modulations
The correct specification of a project harmonizes three essential factors: aesthetics, technique and saving. For example, a project with modulations that provide minimal material waste has significant savings for the customer.
In large projects, it is possible to use special widths and lengths for better use of the material.
This type of product is usually available in minimal manufacturing quantities – so consult with us in advance.
2. Appropriate thicknesses
ACM panels are available in the market with thicknesses of 3, 4 and 6 mm. It is important to understand which type of project you can use each of:
3mm thickness – It is suitable for storefront cladding, interiors, furniture or visual communication elements. One may use it when it does not require long pieces or are not in areas subject to high winds.
4mm thickness – It’s suitable for commercial building facades – shopping center, business buildings and hospitals, due to the pressure of the winds.
6mm thickness – It is more rigid and little used. It is suitable for more complex applications when the façade requires long pieces or in areas subject to higher winds.
In view of the information presented, it is understood that the best use of the width and length of the panels related to the low cost.
Tailoring the design to the commercially available panel measurements or ordering special factory measurements will provide less cost. And that safety is pertinent to the thickness of the panels and important to the safety of everyone.
Therefore, in future ACM projects, you budget orient your client with what you have learned. We’re sure this new knowledge will bring much difference whenever you will need to close the service.