Aluminium composite panels – What all you need to know before purchasing

Aluminium Composite panels or ACP are also called sandwich panels. It’s a composite material where thermoplastic polythene is used as a core, and also, there is a fire-resistant core, both sandwiched in the middle of two aluminum sheets. Polythene is not fire-resistant; thus, it can spread the fire. So, it’s essential that you have to ensure that the core material is fire resistant before ordering.


Construction projects are divided into 3 types: A, B, and C; you have to buy panels based on the type of project you have. Type A is extremely fire-resistant, and it covers buildings taller than 4 floors. Type B is for 3 storeyed buildings, and Type C has the least amount of fire-resistivity, and here one or two-storeyed construction is used. In the UAE, a non-compliant aluminum composite panel having polythene core is not used. TSSC manufactures insulated panels that are resistant to fire. Aluminum sheets can be coated with polyvinylidene fluoride or fluoropolymer resin, or it could be polyester paint. The normal thickness available in these panels is 3mm, 4mm, and 6 mm. We also provide customized sizes to our clients. 

Aluminum composite panels are used for external cladding for facades of buildings for canopy shopfronts, signage, hotels, and bars, shopping malls, offices, commercial buildings, etc. It is also used in interiors like wall coverings, cupboards, false ceiling, table-top, modular kitchen, wardrobe, etc. It’s also heavily used in the aircraft industry where weight saving and mechanical performance plays a critical role. 

Wall cladding is a very modern trend, and the construction industry in the UAE swears by it. It refers to an insulated covering that is used on material for offering protection and a decorative look. It gives stability to the interiors against harsh weather conditions. There are different types of cladding available in the market, like tiles, glass, brick cladding, fiber, cement boards, aluminum composite panels, etc. An aluminum composite panel is very widely used as cladding materials, it’s extremely flexible and lightweight and also easy to install.  

These composite panels are manufactured from two aluminum sheets that are well bonded to a non-aluminum core. We manufacture the core from thermoplastic that is non-combustible. This core has excellent insulating properties. The product has a smooth finish and comes in different colors and designs. 

Properties of aluminium composite panel:

  • Lightweight panels – These panels have low density and can be easily installed. 
  • Thermal insulation – The panels have excellent thermal insulation.
  • Earthquake resistant – The panels do not tend to fall while shaking. 
  • Water-resistant – To prevent the panels from becoming weak against humidity and rain, adequate waterproofing needs to be done. 
  • Cleaning and maintenance – Our panels are easy to clean and demand low maintenance. Dust the panels periodically for regular maintenance. 
  • Durability – The panels are incredibly durable, and can be replaced every 20 years. 

TSSC is one of the largest aluminum composite panel manufacturers in the UAE. We are an ISO 9001 certified company manufacturing building materials and construction supplies in the Middle East.