Frequently Asked Questions

What is ACP?
ACP (Aluminium Composite Panel) issandwich panel of LDPE core between the two aluminium skins.
What type of core is we use in ACP?
Generally Virgin core 30% and one time recycled core 70%, or as per client requirement.
How long Viva has been in the market?
Viva establish in 2003.
What is our current ACP production capacity?
1.8 Lac sq./ft. per day with 4 production lines.
Where is your plant?
Umbergaon in Gujarat.
Do you have a coating plant?
Yes, we have coating plant in Gujarat and can supply desired colours if the requirement is more than 15000 sq. ft.
Which type of paint do you use?
We use KYNAR 500 certified PVDF paint and FEVE lumiflon base paint for exterior application.
What are the coatings used for ACP?
PVDF/ SDPE/ Lumiflon for exterior grade, Polyester / PET film for interior range.
How many micron coating is used on ACP?
For two coat it is 25 ± 2and for three coat it is 33 ± 2microns and in back side there is a service coat 5-7 microns
What is 2 coat 2 bake PVDF coating technology?
This includes standard colour two-coat systems, consisting of a Primer Coat and Top Colour Coat.
What is 3 coat 3 bake PVDF coating technology?
This includes Primer Coat, Top Color Coat and a Clear Top Coat by which paint strength, durability and life increased.
From where do we procure Aluminium coils?
Hindalco & China.
From where do we procure core material?
It is an international colour range; we can closely match the colours in RAL & PANTONE series for special requirement. In RAL series there are more than 1200 colours, at any time you go for colour matching, there is availability.
Uses of ACP?
ACP is generally for cladding in the external facade on the buildings. It can also be used to improvise/ renovate old buildings.
Which aluminium alloy grade do weuse?
We can supply 1100, 3003, 3105 and 5005 series of alloy grades. Our standard product comes in 3000 series.
What is the thickness of top and bottom coil?
We have different range of coil thickness starting from 0.50 mm for external grade till 0.10 mm for partition panels and 0.08 mm for Metal Laminate / Bus body.
What is the warranty period of our ACP?
10 years warranty.
What all does warranty covers?
Warranty covers any manufacturing defect like De-lamination, nonuniform colour, change or gloss reduction. The Stove-lacquered surface coating will not peel, flake, blister, or crack when exposed to the weather, exceptfor slight cracking or crazing
What ACPthicknesses are available?
Thicknesses available for external application are 3mm, 4mm, 6mm & 8mm. Thicknesses for interior application are 1.5 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm
What are the sheet sizes we can provide?
Standard width is 1220 mm (4ft) and standard lengths are 2440 mm (8ft), 3050 mm (10ft) and 3660 mm (12ft) . we also provide width of 1550 mm and 915mm which can be supplied for special requirements. Length can be supplied as per specific requirement of the project.
What is the difference between Fire Retardant and Fire Resistance?
Standard width is 1220 mm (4ft) and standard lengths are 2440 mm (8ft), 3050 mm (10ft) and 3660 mm (12ft) . we also provide width of 1550 mm and 915mm which can be supplied for special requirements. Length can be supplied as per specific requirementof the project.
Is ACP scratch resistance?
Not 100%
Which Adhesive film is used to bond core?
Du-point USA adhesive film use
What are the methods of fixing?
Tray fixing and direct screwing fixing.
Which material is used to fill gaps between ACP panels while fixing?
Silicon is used for filling up the gap between the two ACP panels -- Structure which has Adhesive + UV resistance for exterior gap filling -- Weather silicon which is U.V Resistant forexterior gap filling -- General Silicon which is used for interior gap filling .
Is ACP considered a Green Building Material?
Yes, ACP is a Green Building material.
How can a building get points for LEED Certification by using ACP?
The LEED Rating Systems is to promote the use of environment friendly materials that is sourced from sustainable sources and are recycled. It also focuses on implementing proper construction waste management with storage, collection and reuse of recyclables and construction formwork and waste. Our ACP LEED points are 2.
Can we supply FR grade ACP?
Yes, we can supply B2, B1&A2 ,A1 grade of FR ACP as per standards BS 476 part 6 & 7, EN – 13501, ASTM E 84 & DIN 4102.
What is B1 grade of ACP material?
B1 material is FR grade material with fire retardant and not easily flammable during fire.
What is the weight of ACP panel?
For 4 mm with coil thickness .5 mm a. Normal, ACP – 5.5 kg/m2 b. FR B2, ACP - 5.5 Kg/m2. c. FR B1, ACP - 7.5 kg/m2 d. FR A2, ACP - 8 kg/m2 e. FR A1 (3d, core) – 4 kg/m2.
How to convert Sq. ft. into Sq.mtr?
D i v i d e by 10.764
How to convert Sq.mtr. into Sq.ft?
M u l t i p l y b y 10.764
On what standard PVDF coating is done?
AAMA 2605/2604.
What does Flexure strength means?
Flexure strength also known as modulus of rupture ,bending strength or fracture strength, a mechanical parameter for brittle material, is defined as a material’s ability to resist deformation under load.
Which is the size of common extruction used for fixing ACP?
Fixing of ACP in external will is done by using tabular aluminium channels of size (38 mm x 38 mm x 3 mm) or (50 mm x 25 mm x 3 mm). These extrusions are manufactured by Hindalco /IndaI / Jindal.
What is Specific Gravity?
The term “Specific Gravity (SG) is used to define the weight or density of a liquid as compared to the density of an equal volume of water at a specified temperature. The Specific Gravityof Aluminium Composite Panel is measured by calculating the difference in weight while immersed in water & in air.
What is Pencil Hardness Test?
Pencil Hardness Test is used to measure the 'Scratch Resistance' of ACP.The pencil hardness of our ACP is H.
What are the advantages of using ACP for external facades of the building?
Long life, light weight, weather-proof, high impact resistance, water chemical resistant, corrosion resistant, rigid, fast installation, low maintenance and less dead weight on the building structure.
Some important full forms regarding ACP:
i. ACP : Aluminium Composite Panels ii. ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials. iii. AAMA: American Architectural Manufacturers Association iv. LDPE : Low Density Polyethylene v. HDPE: High Density Polyethylene vi. PVDF : Polyvinylidene fluoride vii. PPG : Pittsdurgh Plates & Glass. viii. PE : Polyethylene / polyster ix. EN: - European standard. x. BS: - British Standard xi. FEVE: - Fluro ethylene vinyl ether (Fluro polymer bond) Xii, SDPE: - Super durable polyester. xiii. ISO: - International organization for standardization. xiv. IS: - Indian standard. xv. LEED: - Leader ship in energy and environment design. xvi. DIN: - Dutch institute for international norming. xvii. NFPA: - National fire protection association. xviii. BOQ: - Budget of Quantity. xix. ACM: - Aluminum Composite Material. xx. DSR: - Delhi schedule rate.
Where we purchase paint?
PPG, Akzonabel, Berger Becker, Nippon & Monopol.
What is the tolerance of ACP?
- The various tolerance of ACP are given below – a. ACP Width - ± 2 mm. b. ACP Length - ± 4 mm. c. ACP Thickness - ±0.2 mm. d. Coating thickness - ± 2 micron. e. Coli thickness - ± 0.03 mm
Which type of customized order makes ACP?
Following customized order make ACP – a. ACP thickness - up to 10 mm. b. Core type – Recycled/Virgin/mineral 70%/mineral 90%/3Dcorrugated core. c. Core colour – Transparent/white/black/ etc. (any colour) d. Coating type – PE/SDPE/HDPE/PVDF/FEVE e. Coating thickness – 18/24/28/33 microns. (any thickness) f. Aluminum alloy – 1000/3000/5000 series. g. Coil thickness - .05/.08/.10/.15/.18/.20/.25/.30/.40/.50 etc. h. Surface protective film shelf life – 45/180 days. i. Fire retardant – B2/B1/A2/A1 j. Fire rating – up to 2 Hrs.
Which type of technical support provided to customer?
1. AutoCAD drawing and 3 D view of site with desire colour. 2. Mock up sample. 3. Technical support to customer (product/ installation/ fabrication) 4. MTC of products. 5. Product warranty. 6. Product third party test reports. 7. Customized order. ( colour/thickness/size etc) 8. Product certification form word number 1 lab. 9. Quality assurance for every lot/ batch supply.