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ACP Façade Cleaning Tips

ACP Façade Cleaning Tips 825 510 admin

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.

– ZAK Media

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.

Aluminum Composite Panel (ACP) Design, Features and Uses

Aluminum Composite Panel (ACP) Design, Features and Uses 825 510 admin

You might be familiar with Aluminium Composite Panel if you are into construction business or interiors. Also called ACP design panel or ACP Sheet, these are common building materials used in several buildings and signboards. ACP sheet brands are made up of two panels of thin and flat aluminium that is attached to a non-aluminium center. You are likely to counter ACPs several times a day without ever realizing it. With the ACP market slated to grow to USD 177 billion by 2021, it is significant that you know a thing or two about aluminium composite panel sheets and its features.

Features of Aluminium Panel

ACP sheet comes in over forty different colors. Also, you can get them customized in design and colors according to your requirements. You can coordinate with sheet designers and architects to create a look of zinc, copper, aluminium, or stainless steel colors with ACPs.

Although lightweight, ACPs have incredible longevity and durability compared to other building materials. Moreover, most ACP sheet brands are environment-friendly and therefore contribute to sustainable development as they are made from over eighty percent recycled aluminium material.

Aluminium panel is also fire resistant as its core is made of fire-resistant materials. This makes this composite panel sheet ideal for the construction of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. Its high tolerance and excellent tensile strength add to its splendid features. ACPs are not only stain-resistant; they are also washable and are therefore easier to maintain.

Uses and applications of ACP Design Sheet

ACP cladding can be used in advertising signboards and wall cladding. Signboards made of ACPs last for an extended period. ACP design partitions and false ceilings are quite popular in the construction industry. Interior ACPs are also used for decorating interiors such as curtain cladding and covering of pillars.

Benefits of using Aluminium Composite Panels

The most impressive elements about ACP design sheet is its low cost and longevity. The affordable price of the aluminium composite panel makes it a favorite for the construction purpose. Moreover, the aluminium composite material can withstand high wind pressure. Therefore, it offers the added advantage of safety along with high durability.

Apart from safety, durability, affordability, aluminium composite panel sheets also come with easy maintenance and give a beautiful appearance to buildings. Since it can be washed and cleaned at any point, they also eliminate unnecessary expenditures like renovating the entire thing again.

Conclusion

ACP design panel has revolutionized the construction sector in many ways and reduced the overall construction cost. With more innovations and improvisations expected to take place in the construction industry, the aluminium composite panel can indeed emerge as a game-changer in the construction business.

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15:09 12 Feb 20
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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
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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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