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Metal Vs Metallic ACP

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Enhancing the aesthetics, whether exterior or interior, there are several options to choose from. But structural integrity for the sake of good looks cannot be overlooked. Metal solid panels and Aluminum Composite Panels have been used for a long time to embellish the modern architecture. Viva ACP Panels have gone a step above in creating the urban chic look for commercial, residential and industrial spaces that are looking forward to a futuristic design, both in terms of aesthetics and structural integrity.

In this article we discuss the why and how of creating bespoke facades and interiors.

Looks: – Using a combination of textures, colours and designs is key in creating a unique appeal. If you go with plain metal cladding, you would be limited in these choices as exact colour shades and customization are not easy to obtain. But with Viva ACP cladding, you would be spoilt for choice. By using a combination of wood, rustic, plain and metallic textures, you can take your facade looks to the next level. Moreover, with VIVA you get more than 50 metallic colours, making it the ideal choice. VIVA has a also released a range of Corten finish ACP that are next thing in design, be it interior or exterior – a rustic burnt orange with shimmers of silver give it an especially outstanding look. Our expertise in ACP, allows us to give you a 15* year warranty of the colour of any ACP, making for a purchase with peace of mind. Contrary to popular belief, the soft core in sandwiched panels ensures similar formability as metallic panels. ACP can also be used for interior application unlike metal panel as it is flexible, scratch-free and has anti-microbial properties.

VIVA you get more than 50 metallic colours, making it the ideal choice.

Weather-resistance:- When choosing anything metallic, there’s two things to consider – wind resistance and corrosion. On both counts, Aluminium panels are the safer choice. ACP composites come with high wind-resistance with lighter weight which is making it ideal for signage and cladding at high rises. When it comes to corrosion (which is of high consideration in polluted, humid, salty and dusty environments), ACP sheets perform really well, and ensure longevity. Weather-resistance is especially important in a country like India, where it has been mandated by official authorities.

Convenience and maintenance:- As a lightweight component, Aluminum Corrugated Panels can be installed very easily. They require minimum maintenance to ensure shine. On the one hand, metal panels are heavy and costly. They also take more time in installation due to the added weight. Whereas ACP panels are much easier to install and take much lesser time. Maintenance services are also easily available and don’t require usage of any special materials for care. Despite being lightweight, VIVA aluminium plastic composite panel are strong and sturdy.

Fire retardant:- FR panels are of high consideration when it comes to commercial high-rises. Metal panels may have a low melting point, and may reduce time for evacuation during emergencies. FR grade ACPs have the ultimate fire safety rating and you can never go wrong with them. However, VIVA panels are certified for A2 and A2+ for fire retardant and very safe for use in public infrastructure.

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Cost effectiveness:- The last and sometimes most important consideration is the one-time investment, maintenance costs, longevity and appeal against the purchase. ACP panels are very forgiving in this front and are the favourite choice among designers, because of the variety of textures, colours and choices available. VIVA ACP is very affordably priced and fit easily into the budget of most projects. There is also immense saving in transportation for ACP compared to metal panels.

As a leading ACP Manufacturer, VIVA takes special care in bringing the best quality product forward. Viva’s metallic series comes in a wide range as well. VIVA has you covered on all the latest trends with premium series like wooden, galaxy, stone, marble, corten steel, desert, brush, mirror, sparkle and many more! What’s more, you can even have your colours and designs customized! So explore your creative side, and give your pet project the best cover with Viva Aluminium Composite Panels.

ACP Façade Cleaning Tips

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The face of modern architecture and design across urban landscapes, Aluminium Composite Panels clad facades are a common sight. They have plenty of benefits and come in a variety of colours, variety of texture which makes it an architect’s delight. Viva ACP sheets come in 300+ colours, customisable for colours, wind pressure and fire-resistant, making them the best choice for external facades and signages. Here’s everything you need to know about ACP faces cleaning and maintenance:

  1. TLC is key. Be Gentle.
    At Viva we use International standard paints and aluminium coil, which do not succumb to scratches and indentation easily. There is no need to use hard cleaning solutions, solvents etc. Regular cleaning using a sponge/cloth and detergent water is more than sufficient. The aim is to only remove dirt and grit from the surface.
  2. Mind the time.
    Take note that as Aluminium is a metal, it is subject to small contraction and expansion based on heat level at certain times of the day. Ensure that you choose a time where it is neither too hot nor too cold so that you can cover the maximum surface without compromise.
  3. Dealing with soil
    If the building is in an area that is prone to soil, dirt and grit, which is often the case in industrial zones and city centres, one needs to be mindful about creating scratches. For this reason, a pre-cleaning set up where forceful water rinse is done from top to bottom. Use water and first rinse the panel with moderate pressure. If the soil is sticky and adhering, then you need to go for a mild detergent solution. If the surfaces are blackened due to pollution, then you will need to use detergent.
  4. Dealing with pollution
    For dealing with pollution and to restore shine, one needs to use cleaner or detergent. Using a top-down approach, apply cleaner on the surface. However, dripping of cleaner on to the bottom panels needs to be minimised. Remove drips and splashes immediately!
  5. Choosing right cleaner/detergent
    Maintaining a pH level of 8 in the water is important. Large deviations from this can result in heavy damage to the panel. Before starting the cleaning procedure, make sure you apply the detergent water to a small patch and leave for one minute to check if there could be any damage. Once the safety of the detergent is confirmed, proceed with the cleaning process. Maximum 5% cleaning solution should be used.
  6. Choosing cleaning material
    It is very important to note that your cleaning rags and or sponges are themselves free of grit and dirt. Cleaning with abrasive materials can cause more scratches.
  7. Cleaning process
    Horizontal motions first and then vertical motions is the preferred method. Make sure your sponge is thoroughly cleaned and dried. Use a lint-free cloth to remove the excess water after cleaning.
  8. The Dos and Don’ts
    Do not use MFK based cleaning agents, caustic soda, potassium hydroxide and acid as you should be aware that ACP sheets are lacquered. If construction is still going on in the building, cover the previously installed ACP panels with something as it is difficult to remove sealants and machine oils from ACP panels.

With these simple tricks, you can give a long, bright and shiny life to the sturdy and lightweight Viva ACP Panels, thereby improving the shelf life and appeal.

Advantage of Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) in retail design

Advantage of Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) in retail design 825 510 admin

A sandwich structure consisting of a low-density poly-ethylene and mineral core with thin skin-layer coils bonded to each side, Aluminium Composite Panels have found use in a variety of industries in recent years. Traditionally having been used extensively in the aviation industry, today ACP sheets are used for everything from interior design to signage, covering a variety of market sectors. The usage has especially taken off in the retail design sector as they pose several advantages to clients from a design perspective as well as for convenience in construction for architects and interior designers.

Given that they are sheets, ACP panels are easy to procure and install. However, there may be many fakes out there given the popularity. Viva ACP sheets are completely inferior quality manufactured in-house at Umbergaon, Gujarat using state-of-the-art Korean machines. Our world-class ACP sheets can widely be used in retail spaces as they are light weight and easy to assemble. Given the right core, ACP sheets show incredible fire resistance making it the ideal choice for interior usage. Viva ACP sheets have a fire safety rating of A2 and A2+.

ACP’s have also been used extensively as claddings in the retail space, as they are rigid and strong. The wall claddings can also be used externally even in high-rise skyscrapers, as ACP is very well resistant to high wind pressures. As they can be easily cut, drilled, punched and moulded to 3D shapes, given the right treatment, they can make any retail space have an urban and contemporary feel. The fabrication and installation is cost-effective and time-saving and is the ideal choice for time-bound projects that require extended usage over the years.

For the more nuanced uses, ACP fits very well in areas that require low noise, including retail book stores and salons, as they provide an assessed sound reduction of approximately 25 dB for normal ACPs and 30dB for FR ACPs. The acoustic insulation adds to the aura of well-thought-out retail spaces.

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Viva ACP is available in 300 colors! With our 22 warehouses pan-India, you can easily procure from us for any of your multi-city retail projects without hassle. Moreover, it can also be customized. Given that we use two Color Coating Lines, we can develop any shade that you require to maintain brand identity.

When it comes to maintenance, Viva ACP sheets can easily be cleaned and washed without requiring any extra attention from the part of the domestic workers. They withstand the test of time with grace and can even be carried along and reused during renovations, which is especially handy for retail spaces, given that one must make room for expansions.

 As they have been well-studied for external usage and are easy to cut into 3D shapes, ACP sheets are best used as external and internal signages, front-office embellishments, door hangings and more. They provide the required aesthetic to uplift any arena with ease.

Lastly, it is important to address that ACP sheets are eco-friendly as they comprise of 80% recyclable materials. We ensure adherence to environment safety as we use Lead-free paint only! Great finish, impeccable flatness, variety of colors, lightweight, durable and eco-friendly – Viva ACP sheets are any Visual Merchandiser’s delight.

Viva launches Corten Steel Series as ACP for Exterior Façades

Viva launches Corten Steel Series as ACP for Exterior Façades 825 510 admin

With a commitment to being at the forefront of innovation in the ACP industry, Viva has launched the “Corten Steel” series. The new series brings the much celebrated and widely used corten steel finishes in ACPs. From a rusty orange burn to a textured silvery glaze – the Corten Steel ACPs are an asset to the interior as well as exterior décor.

The natural ageing of high strength steel causes the steel to turn rusty over the years. However, this process of weathering of steel takes a long time, which in turn increases the cost of the material used in architectural projects. Chemically fastening this natural process of oxidation of steel, again, raises the project-cost. Though popular in use, it needed much effort to accomplish a Corten Steel Exterior look for large scale commercial projects.

Corten Steel Series from Viva Composite Panels
With Premium corten steel finish and the multiple advantages of aluminium composites sheets, we launch the “Corten Steel Series”.

ACPs have multiple advantages over steel some of which are :

  • Comparatively inexpensive
  • Easier application
  • The Required strength of the supporting installation is lower
  • Weather tested and durable
  • Highly flexible and can be bent till up to 90 degrees

Last December, we launched sixteen shades of “Metal Abstract” and “Corten Steel” at the ZAK Expo in Delhi, among much fanfare. The aim of the launch was to serve the growing trend of Corten Steel finish panels in an affordable manner. Over the last two months we have seen a surge in the projects that demand the corten steel look all over India – from Delhi to Kerala – and what’s more, architects and owners have appreciated the final look of the building.

Last December, we launched sixteen shades of “Metal Abstract” and “Corten Steel” at the ZAK Expo in Delhi, among much fanfare.

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Since Viva Composite Panel is the highest production capacity in India to cater entirely Indian territories as well as abroad, we take pride over our alignment with the “Make in India” initiative of the government. With this promise, we can serve a huge demand from our Umbergaon plant which has two Colour Coating Lines equipped with 6 Production Lines with a total production capacity of 7 Million Sq. Mtr. per annum – approx. 2.50 Lakh Sq. Ft. per day.

The Corten Steel shades in ACP serves a growing demand of highlight décor and architecture on the lines of rustic design, and with recent feedback and reviews, we think we have achieved what was expected at the launch of the series.

Why ACP panel fascinated Indian Architects

Why ACP panel fascinated Indian Architects 825 510 admin

The liberalization of the Indian economy in the 1990s paved the way for the entry of foreign goods and services into the Indian markets. Such a scenario exposed the Indians to a whole new world. Along with everything else, architecture around us also saw a major shift. The development of new markets necessitated the need for malls and IT Parks. I vividly remember how many buildings suddenly started installing aluminum composite panel or acp panel in my city. The sudden emergence of these aluminium composite panel sheets was among many other things that had changed around us.

What caused such fascination?

Dubai and Singapore are the two cities that have most inspired the new millennium Indian architecture. Dubai has possibly the highest ACP panel concentration in the world. The rapid growth of Indian cities after the economic liberalization saw many architects from Singapore and Dubai pouring into India for projects. That was what precisely catalyzed the boom of external cladding in many buildings in the metros.

What else led to this enchantment?

ACP cladding was easy and fast to install, required little maintenance, and also looked more appealing. It allowed contractors and builders to achieve quick and easy finishes on the building exteriors. Thus, it brought fast money, giving a boost to the real-estate sector, requiring little no skilled labor. Everybody was on the lookout for aluminum composite (acp) panel suppliers, as everyone wanted to build, and fast. While monsoon rains decapitated most Indian metros through stains because of poor exterior finishes and low-quality paints, buildings with ACP sheet design managed to stand out of the lot.

How did ACP Panel impact architecture?

Within the first five years of the 21st millennium, state of the art ACP clad buildings had become a common sight. Its use had become so extensive that every company in the construction business now sold ACP material too in various colors and textures. Although ACP was never intended to substitute the existing external finishes, its low maintenance cost and high-quality material helped it replace the other external finishes.

Conclusion

ACP turned out to be one of the most innovative, researched, and enhanced construction material in recent times. Strict adherence to quality control measures by numerous aluminium composite panel manufacturers has resulted in many innovations. The architect must make the right call on the use of materials while designing. Several iconic modern architectures with aluminium panel sheet bear testimony to how spectacular this innovation has been.

ACP Sheet Manufacturers in India. Who is the best?

ACP Sheet Manufacturers in India. Who is the best? 825 510 admin
ACP sheet is one of the most popular sustainable materials that are used worldwide for the building construction industry. In India, the Aluminium Composite panel industry has an annual volume of more than Rs. 1500 crores and a requirement of more than 400 million square feet. The industry is growing upswing at a steady rate of about 28% to 30% per year.
They are sandwich panels comprising of two aluminium (ACP) sheets bonded to an organic mineral filled inner core material which could be of high density or low density. The lightweight, aesthetics, good acoustic properties, fire rated properties easy installation and very low wastage make it the material of today. ACP Sheet is highly resistant to acids, alkalis, pollution and has excellent sound and heat insulation properties. ACP sheet help in energy conservation by the building as per the ECBC code.

Top ACP Sheet Manufacturers

Viva

Viva Composite Panels is one of the big players in the Indian market. The company is headquartered in Mumbai and has a massive manufacturing unit with a capacity of 4 million square meters per month in Umbergaon – Gujarat. The company is using dual extruders which has the doubled the production capacity and reduced the energy consumption by 25%.

Viva has an outstanding R & D department that introduces and offers new ranges to the customer on a regular interval. The company works in tandem with the emerging trends of the construction industry.

Basic features of Viva Composite Panels

  • Year of Inception – 2005
  • Alloy used – AA3000 series
  • Core Material – LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene)
  • Panel Thickness – 4mm (reference code)
  • Weight– 5.2 kg/m2
  • Tensile Strength of Aluminium Panel – 38.35N/mm2
  • Coating – PVDF coating
  • Coating thickness – 26.8 micron
  • Adhesive Film – 50 microns thick adhesive lamination film for exterior panels and 40 microns thick film for interiors
  • Warranty – 10 years

Aluminium Composite Panel and its Importance

Aluminium Composite Panel and its Importance 825 510 admin

When it comes to structural integrity and unparalleled fire safety, Aluminium Composite Panel outrun any other material. In this post, we will discuss fire-safe building materials. One of them is fire retardant ACP. ACP consists of two high-strength aluminum sheets which sandwich a low density, insulating core. Hence, they are also known as sandwich panels. The core material contains a non-combustible mineral and a small fraction of thermoplastic which ensures high-performance against fire hazards.

Evolution of Aluminium Composite Panel

The Aluminium Composite Panel was originally introduced as a joint-invention between companies known as Alusingen and BASF in 1969. In spite of its introduction in the 1960s, it was only until the mid-1980s that the mainstream architectural industry discovered the properties of ACP as a building material, and started its extensive use. The commercial usage of ACP in residential buildings happened only in the 1990s as it was realized that it would reduce costs and enhance architectural performance.

Aluminium Composite Panel brands

The first form of ACP was marketed under the brand name ‘Alucobond®’, whose manufacturing process was patented by Alusingen for 20 years between 1971 and 1991. The original composite panels were known as Alucobond. After the patent expired, many important names of the construction industry began the ACP manufacturing process.

VIVA FR ACP in India is one of the leading manufacturers of these panels. It’s a company of prestige in the Veneer and ply industries with a proven track record of experience.

VIVA is an ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 14001:2004 and “CE” certified company set up in 2005 at Mumbai, Maharashtra. The manufacturing facility has a state-of-the-art quality machine and has an integrated infrastructure and a talented pool of professionals operating it. With the two advance and ultra-modern ACP lines, the total production capacity is 4 million sqr. Meter per annum. During the last 10 years, Viva has established its brand as the preferred, spreading it’s business pan India. Viva high-quality aluminium composite panels are available in large varieties. The ACP panels have popular eye appeal, unmatched quality, style, and durability. It has good insulation, low thermal conductivity, weather protection and ready to use. It has a whole lot of deployment advantages, multiple applications to choose from by customers as per their needs, budgets and decorative requirements.

Change in composition of Aluminium Composite Panel with time

With time, the major changes in ACP happened in the composition of the aluminium panels. The overall thickness of the panels used is in the range of 3-6 mm(0.12-0.24in.). The width of the aluminium facings ranges between 0.2-0.8 mm.

The core may belong to any of the three general categories:

  • PE cores – these cores are made of 100% polyethylene(PE) and are flammable.
  • FR cores – these cores are made up of a composite material containing 70%-90% of mineral wool/rock fiber/rock wool, which are non-combustible and act as a fire retardant.
  • Aluminium forest – these are either made of the aluminium honeycomb structure or solid aluminium.

With different paints and coatings ACPs are also developed:

  • PE/FR Constructional/Architectural Panel sheets coated with PVDF resin, (XT/  High Durable) polyester paint.
  • Panel sheets coated with Nano PVDF
  • Digital Printing/Signage Panel sheets coated with FEVE resin or high-quality polyester.

Since the modifications carried out with the core and panel quality,  several Aluminium Composite Panels products have launched which show many architectural advantages over other building materials:

  • Higher strength to weight ratio
  • Lighter weight
  • Material flexibility and adaptability
  • Durability
  • Superior insulation features

Evolution of its applications

Aluminium Composite Panel has come a long way from being used as a signage material in the past. Today, it finds applications in various projects and spaces, including; Internal Partitions, Building Renovations, Curved Fascias, Container Constructions, Internal Wall Coverings, Architectural Claddings, Machine Coverings and many more.

ACPs are one of the most used material that dominates the facade industry. Due to its light-weight features, it is the substance of choice for building temporary elements like trade show structures. Recently, it is being used as a backing material to mount fine-art photographs that are related to acrylic finish by making use of processes like face-mounting techniques.

Aluminum Composite Panel is used to construct many famous architectural marvels. Some of them are:

  • Spaceship Earth in Orlando (U.S)
  • L’Oreal Paris building in France
  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  • The Leipzig branch of German National Library
  • VanDusen Botanical Garden in Canada

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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