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Top 5 Reasons To Use Aluminium Composite Panels For Façade

Top 5 Reasons To Use Aluminium Composite Panels For Façade

Top 5 Reasons To Use Aluminium Composite Panels For Façade 1200 600 Viva Composite

First impressions last forever. The fact is you only get one chance to make the first impression that lasts a lifetime. Positive first impressions lead to the upliftment and negative first impressions lead to downfall.

Just like everything, your building or home needs to develop a positive first impression when people see it from outside.

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So, how can we make a building look visually appealing and aesthetic? The solution is Aluminium Composite Panels. Needless to mention, the building façade is the very first thing people notice when they see a building.

Aluminium Composite Panels are undoubtedly the best way to beautify and add a futuristic touch to your building. They are not only elegant but also have several properties which makes them one of the best material to beautify building facades.

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Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons why you should use Aluminium Composite Panels for Façade –

  • Durable – The best thing about Aluminium Composite Panels is that they are durable and can also be cut, folded, drilled and perforated to various shapes. The best quality ACP sheets can also retain their colour, shape and size even after direct exposure to sunlight and weather changes which makes them ideal for all the seasons. ACP sheets are also soundproof and stain-resistant.

  • Low-cost maintenance – The cost of maintaining ACP sheets is negligible if you compare it with materials like wood, steel or concrete. Apart from being low-cost, it is also hassle-free to maintain. Aluminium Composite Panels don’t have to be cleaned very often and their cleaning process is also pretty easy. A simple wipe with a cloth is enough. It will remove the dirt or dust particles from its surface.

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  • Budget-friendly – Aluminium Composite Panels are one of the most cost-effective and budget-friendly cladding materials available in the market today. Also, since these panels are lightweight and easy to install, it lowers the labour and material cost. The best quality ACP sheets also feature thermal comfort which reduces energy consumption and thus, electricity bills.

  • Available in a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes – Aluminium Composite Panels are available in a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes which makes the ideal cladding materials. Viva, being one of the largest ACP sheet manufacturer in India provides 300+ ACP shades which can also be customized as per the requirement of the customer.

  • Fire resistance – ACP sheets are fire retardant as well. Viva is one of the leading manufacturers of fire-retardant ACPs in the country. Our fire-retardant ACPs Class B, Class A2 and Class A2 +  are certified by Thomas Bell-Wright and does not lead to flashover, produces negligible smoke and zero flaming droplets.

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Conclusion

These are some of the top reasons why ACPs are so preferred among builders and architects all over the globe. Viva is amongst the leading ACP sheet manufacturer in India known for having state-of-the-art Korean machines with advance technology to ensure top-notch products. If you’re planning to purchase the best quality ACP sheets, then Viva has you covered.

Highlighting the maintenance tips for Facades - ACP Facades

Highlighting The Maintenance Tips For Facades

Highlighting The Maintenance Tips For Facades 1200 600 Viva Composite

Façade is the exterior cladding material that uplifts the look of your building and gives it the makeover it deserves. With ACP cladding you need to keep few things in mind regarding the maintenance of the facades. The first step should be choosing the best quality ACP sheets with qualities like anti-scratch and self-cleaning. Here are a few tips regarding Façade cleaning.

The first and most simple step is to water rinse with moderate pressure to clean the dirt.  Detergent and sponge can be used according to the requirement of the material you are cleaning. Generally, some of the best ACP Manufacturers of India make facades with self-cleaning property in that case you need less amount of time and effort to clean the façade.

Some points should be kept in mind while cleaning the façade with detergent and water. Mild detergent or 5-10% IPA solution should be used with a sponge or soft rag while cleaning the façade. The movement of the sponge should be first vertically and then horizontally. Rinse the façade with clean water after washing it with detergent. After the cleaning is done, just air dry or wipe the surface with a lint-free cloth.

Sometimes stubborn stains can affect your best quality ACP sheets. You should use mild solvents like IPA, ethanol, or N-hexane to remove obstinate stains from your façade. When alcohol is used for some sort of cleaning it should always be diluted with 50% of water. Whenever you are using the undiluted solution for façade cleaning, a pre-test should be done to avoid damage. Solvents and emulsion cleansers can soften the coating of your façade so it should be spot tested before use.

For façade, cleaning does not use strong organic solvents such as MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone), MIBK (Methyl Iso-butyl ketone), Triclene, and paint thinner. Strong alkali, strong acid, and abrasive cleaners shouldn’t be used as they might remove the paint or swell it.

Always avoid extra heat to clean the coated surface of the façade. The heat will accelerate the chemical reaction and it will result in the evaporation of water from the solution. For façade cleaning, both high temperature and low temperature aren’t suitable. It should ideally be done at a moderate temperature on the shaded side of the building.

Viva is one of the most trusted ACP Manufacturers of India which produces stainless, no scratch, Antibacterial, and also fire retardant ACPs. Viva facades are low maintenance, easy to install, and also cost-effective. The stainless and no scratch property saves your time from the cleaning duty.

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 that 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 for ACP Cladding or ACP Façade :

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.

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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 it 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.

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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 ACP sheet 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.

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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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