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.


TSSC is one of the most reliable aluminum composite panel manufacturers – Durability and insulation guaranteed

Aluminum composite panels (ACP) are flat panels having two aluminum sheets that are thin coil-coated and are attached to a non-aluminum core. These panels are generally used for external cladding, facades in construction and insulation. These panels could be the perfect building solutions because of two main characteristics: they are lightweight and easily used. Architects in the UAE started using these panels, and the city skyline changed completely. 


Apart from cladding, these panels can also be used for interior design. In the market, indoor and outdoor panels are separately available. The indoor composite panel surface is coated with resin, which cannot endure any harsh weather conditions. For outdoor panels, the surface is coated with polyfluorinated elastomer, which resists aging and the UV rays. These panels are mainly used for building exterior walls, renovating old buildings, curtain wall panels, ceiling decoration, interior wall decoration, in display stands, advertising signs, purification, and dust prevention. Some of the advantages are:

  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Higher-strength to weight ratio
  • Lighter weight
  • Solid insulation
  • Durability
  • Fireproof

One of the most significant advantages of TSCC aluminum panels are that these are very affordable. You can cut and give it your desired shape and size; also, the panels are available in various colors. Aluminum is lighter compared to any other material and has extreme durability. When exposed to air, aluminum panels form a special kind of aluminum oxide layer; this safeguards the panels from rooting, corrosion, and rusting. There is a process called anodization that takes place in the panels, and this gives more thickness. The products are not affected at all by sun and moisture. It’s also very easy to install and simple to maintain the panels. Apart from durability, safety, and affordability, these sheets come with easy maintenance and an attractive appearance. Since it’s washable and can be cleaned, you can avoid unnecessary expenses like renovation the whole thing all over again. 

Aluminum composite panels have evolved in their composition and applications, and now it’s one of the most popular construction materials in the construction industry. With sheets having a proper length, the panels offer a better scope for more extensive surfaces and very few visible joints. The thermal performance of the panels are more than glass or sometimes even more than wall insulation. At TSSC, we offer a full manufacturing service for building contractors, architects, façade, and door manufacturers, etc. TSSC is one of the largest aluminum composite panel manufacturers in UAE. 

TSSC is an expert in installing ALUPEX ACP for commercial buildings and hi-rise construction. We are the largest manufacturers of insulated panels and cladding systems in the Middle East. You can trust us; we have more than 4 decades of experience in this industry, which means we have offered plenty of services and are aware of the client requirements and challenges. We are an ISO 9001 certified company known for engineering excellence. Call us to create an effective solution for your next project. In the coming years, the ACP industry is going to see better growth. Get in touch with us.