How to choose the right Aluminium Composite Façade (ACP) for your next innovative project

How to choose the right Aluminium Composite Façade (ACP) for your next innovative project

How to choose the right Aluminium Composite Façade (ACP) for your next innovative project 668 510 admin

Given than ACP is widely used in interior and exterior spaces that require the usage of fire retardant, wind-resistant materials, it is very important that the purchased panels are of good quality. Unfortunately, due to the rising popularity of ACP sheets, many companies are procuring Chinese products that are sold saying they have manufactured products at cheap or equivalent rates in the market. It is very important that customers stay wary of fakes in the market for the sake of safety and quality. The below checklist allows you to easily identify between fake and good-quality ACP sheets:

  1. According to international requirements, the inner panel of ACP must be 3mm, the outer wall panel must be 4mm or more, and the thickness of the aluminium must be 0.5 mm in thickness. To check this criterion, measure against the cross-section of samples provided to you, using a Vernier calipers. They can also be tested by a third-party testing laboratory such as Thomas Bell Wright
Viva is Thomas Bell Wright Approved
Viva – Thomas Bell Wright

ACP sheets must have ripple-free, bubble-free smooth surfaces that don’t scratch or indent easily. Use a key to check the same. Ensure that the surface does not show any obvious defects. Good quality ACP sheets must have a scratch resistance of up to 4H.

Try to fold the corner of the ACP sheet. If the ACP – PE breaks very easily, it is not of good quality and uses non-standard cores. It can also show whether the adhesive used between the PE-core and Aluminium is of good quality or not. If you are going for large quantities, ask for a sample and smash against a table. If it breaks easily, don’t buy it.

Good quality ACP sheets are coloured using the hot-pressing process so that the paint doesn’t peel off easily and the surface is scratch and indent free. Try to rub two ACP sheets against each other along the surface. If the paint comes off easily, the ACP is of inferior quality and uses substandard materials.

To check the paint on the panel, you can also perform a drip test. Butanone exposes the Fluorocarbon coating on the exterior panel and xylene does the same for the inner coating. Wipe the reagent after 5 minutes and see if the bottom is exposed, so that you are sure that good quality paint is being used.

Use a lighter to burn the sheet on one corner. If real PE is used, there will no impurities left behind. If some soot or other materials are left behind after burning, fake or shoddy PE material is being used.

Most important of all, ask your manufacturer questions! ISO certified products are of premium quality and guarantee that you are paying the right price for the product you are purchasing.

For FR certifications, look for tests such as NFPA285, EN-13501, ASTM E119 which assures adherence to nationally and internationally recognized fire standards.

Our panels undergo various Stress Test and all weather test to cater to diverse landscape with different weather like…

Posted by Viva Composite Panel Pvt Ltd. on Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Viva is one of few Indian companies to be certified by Thomas Bell Wright for FR production

Being an informed customer is extremely important in this day and age. Carry out these simple tests before you pen down your next BOM so that you don’t waste time on subpar materials and manufacturers!

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Rishi Bhandari
Rishi Bhandari
02:59 13 Feb 20
The strength of team is defined by the individual team members. And VIVA is the place where every team member enjoy... the profession.Learning... Developing and converting into reality is our key to success."We lead.... Never follow "read more
Prashant Kumar
Prashant Kumar
16:09 12 Feb 20
Now days VIVA just not an ACP company it is a Brand.Quality and operation policy of the company is much stronger. And... always try to give zero defect material to market.Working environment is very healthy and friendly. Management of the company is very supportive.This is the right place where you can implement your skill and knowledge. And learn lots of new things and technologies.read more
harsh mehta
harsh mehta
15:09 12 Feb 20
Have been working for 3 years it's been an awesome time .feels good and home like working environment with supportive... management and staff .Direct personal relationship with company directors and quick response for any query and problems and with best approach towards future we are biggest ACP manufacturer in the industry.VIVA provides full after sales support and satisfaction to customer and it's employees.It's great to be a part of something great.read more
azher khatib
azher khatib
13:52 12 Feb 20
Quality Product !!!
Sudarshan Yadav
Sudarshan Yadav
13:33 12 Feb 20
Viva is one of the largest manufacture of ACP sheet in India. The company have huge range of Exterior and Interior wall... cladding product, like ACP, HPL, Metal series, Natural Stone series, Galaxy series and many more innovative products. This is the first company in India to manufature A2+ FR Grade ACP. The company can provide customoze colour and sizes also. Very soon company will provide 6feet sheets in wirth. Service of the company is excellent.read more
Faizer Ali Dastagir
Faizer Ali Dastagir
13:32 12 Feb 20
Viva Composite is the largest Manufacturer of Aluminium composite Panel in India having state of art plant... manufacturing wide range of shades and textures available in FR and Non FR Grades.Viva also offers exciting work environment for its employees.read more
Mayank Jain
Mayank Jain
07:56 02 May 18
Professional quality service and superb products for interiors as well as exteriors.. Very well versed technicians and... staff..read more
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