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Post Lockdown Scenario In Indian ACP Industry - Viva

Post Lockdown Scenario In Indian ACP Industry

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With the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have seen many businesses all around the globe that have been halted. Viva has also witnessed fundamental changes in consumer buying behavior and with that, I was left with no option, but to innovate. This pandemic situation has been a journey of learning to ‘survive’ in all odds for many businesses around the globe.

Through the information that I collected during the countrywide lockdown, one of the most affected business sectors was the construction sector. Materials like cement and steel are pivotal for the process of construction and so the cement and steel sectors were affected too.

Not only cement and steel, but many other materials are crucial for construction like ACP sheets. ACP sheets are mainly used for external and internal architectural cladding or partitions, signage, false ceilings, machine coverings, etc. We provide the best quality ACPs which are lightweight, highly flexible, easy to install, durable, and are available in a wide range of colors and textures.

Viva had to face a halt in the construction projects, the ACP market’s growth was also hindered. But with the post-lockdown scene, it is estimated that the ACP market will grow strongly in the future.

It is expected that the Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) market is expected to register a CAGR of 6% during 2020-2025 (Internet sourced data: ALUMINUM COMPOSITE PANEL (ACP) MARKET – GROWTH, TRENDS, AND FORECAST ) Large scale investments in hotels in ASEAN countries in the near future will also pose a lucrative opportunity for the growth of ACP market.

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As per my knowledge, the post-lockdown scenario has witnessed increasing investments in the residential and commercial sectors which has a huge potential to drive demand in the aluminum composite sheet market. Not only that, but I feel that there would be immense growth in the construction and automotive industries which would increase the demand for ACP sheets compare to the pre-Covid situation.

Viva has witnessed a rise in the demand for ACP sheets post lockdown. The major factor contributing to the growing demand for ACP sheets includes the increasing application in various sectors like transportation, building & construction, and advertising billboards. Viva’s Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) has superior properties such as lightness, fire resistance, non-combustibility, time and cost-effectiveness, and acoustic insulation which has immensely contributed towards the rise in demand, post lockdown.


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The global construction industry is expected to reach a massive USD 8 trillion by 2030. Several developing economies such as India, China, and Saudi Arabia are now largely focusing on the upcoming construction projects and the projects which were halted due to Covid-19 lockdown, which has increased the demand for ACP sheets or Aluminium Composite Panels. The market has become relatively positive since the Covid-19 breakout. ACP demand has gone up by 25% in both domestic and international markets.

It is very unfortunate that we saw a lot of corporates had to lay off people from their jobs and many were left in dismay to even struggle to meet their basic ends. This deeply saddens me but I’m immensely happy to announce that in all the situations going around, Viva Composite Panel stood up strongly with their employees. The company did not lay off any single employee, whereas did appraisal on basis of the performance and hard work. We ensured that each of the employees is getting the minimum payment to serve their families and that no layoffs take place in the company. I’m deeply honored to say that at Viva, we don’t consider our staff as employees, they are like our beloved family. Being a people-centric company we also took care of the essentials of the employees and also distributed safety masks among the staff.

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 facade cleaning and maintenance process:

  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.
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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 or ACP Panel

Advantage of Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP Panel) in Retail Design

Advantage of Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP Panel) 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 ( ACP Panel) 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+.

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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 panel 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.

Viva ACP Sheet 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.

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A leader in the world of Aluminium Composite Panels, Viva Composite Panel Pvt. Ltd has come a long way since its inception in 2003. Viva is a premier ACP sheet manufacturer in India making use of state-of-the-art Korean machines with advance technology to ensure top-notch ACP sheets. Viva has 18 warehouses across all the major cities of India and more than 500 dealer network across the country.

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