• Environmentally friendly
  • Does not pollute
  • High flexural strength despite low weight
  • Breakage & impact resistant
  • Vibration damping & absorbing
  • Non corroding
  • Fully recyclable (both the core and the aluminium cover)
  • Easily fabricated
  • Very weather resistant (can withstand even the worst coastal weather)
  • Cost effective
  • Rigid
  • Vinyl ready


Alupanel & Alupanel Lite Aluminium Composite

Alupanel XT is the 21st century solution for creating beautiful & cost effective cladding from Aluminium composite panels. It is an extra rigid material which although has outstanding flatness properties, can still be fabricated into shapes and profiles when required.

Alupanel XT is built around a thermoplastic core, (2-5mm) bonded to which are two sheets of aluminium (0.5mm), using a sophisticated process involving chemical adhesives and high temperatures.

The outward facing sheet is coated with a 30 micron layer Polyvinylidene Difluoride (PVdf) paint. A robust coating which is highly resistant to corrosive atmospheric conditions, solvents, acids, UV, heat & low smoke exposure.

The reverse side of Alupanel XT is covered with a PE primer finish which prevents any contact between the aluminium and the atmosphere, protecting it against corrosion.

The core material of Alupanel XT is produced from the first grade polyethylene which is formed into sheets by extrusion process. Alupanel XT is available between 3mm & 6mm (thicker on request) and in a vast colour range.

Alupanel LITE is an Aluminium Composite Panel designed for use in advertising, signmaking and other projects where high load-bearing capacity is not required.

Featuring the outstanding Alupanel quality coating in matt and high gloss finish; Alupanel LITE has at its core our standard first class PE thermoplastic material.

Alupanel lite specification:

Panel thickness: 2mm, 3mm, 4mm

Aluminium layers: 0,21mm

Standard sizes: 1500 x 4050mm

1500 x 3050mm

1220 x 2440mm

Face side finish: PE 22 microns, High Gloss

Reverse side finish: PE 22 microns, Matt

Standard colours: White

Fire Rating: Class 1


Fields of application.

  • Exhibition design
  • Sign making
  • POS displays
  • Retail design
  • Industrial design
  • Transport applications
  • Sign trays

Available colours

  • Platinum White RAL (9016)
  • Ultramarine Blue RAL (5002)
  • Dark Blue RAL (5022)
  • Traffic Red RAL (3020)
  • Traffic Green RAL (6024)
  • British Racing Green RAL (6005)
  • Traffic Yellow RAL (1023)
  • Light Ivory RAL (1015)
  • Bronze Metallic
  • Jet Black RAL (9005)
  • Silver RAL (9006)
  • Silver Mirror
  • Brushed Aluminium
  • Brushed Gold
  • Brushed Copper
  • Brushed Black / Copper
  • Burgandy RAL (3004)
  • Dark Grey RAL (7016)
  • Orange RAL (2004)
  • Perspex Distribution Ltd.
  • Nudec
  • Veka

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