two aluminium cover sheets and a mineral-filled core.
ALUCOBOND A2 is a composite panel consisting of two aluminium cover sheets and a mineral-filled core. The superb properties of this material boost one’s inspiration and offer architecture a whole new range of solutions. Whether your project is a private home, a public building, a corporate headquarter and offices, or a trading or industrial complex – or if your organisation wants to create a new image-building Corporate Design, ALUCOBOND A2 is the suitable solution.
Alucobond A2 has an enhanced FR core that further limits combustibility and is suitable for buildings that require a higher levels of fire resistance. Alucobond A2 has all the benefits and range of colours as Alucobond Plus. ALUCOBOND A2 perfectly adapts to the contours of the buildings forming complex, flowing elements. It is the combination of formability, flatness, stability and weather resistance that characterizes this material. Due to its composite structure, ALUCOBOND A2 can take on many different shapes. It is almost like a different skin wrapping the building structure. Its perfect formability does not affect its stability and flatness. The high rigidity of the panel remains.
- Low Weight, high rigidity, perfect flatness
- Large variety of colours
- Large panel sizes, fast installation, pre-fabricated panels
- Low cost for substructures and fasteners, smooth handling on site
- Unlimited planning and design
- Supplied and ready to install
- No additional sound damping needed
- Simple processing using conventional tools
ALUCOBOND, and Symonite Panels Ltd is BRANZ Appraised, confirming that our product, supplied and utilized by our company, is a clear demonstration that our product meets mandatory compliance requirements.
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Environmental Product Declaration (EPD): ALUCOBOND® has an environmental product declaration (EPD) according to international ISO standards. The “ecological footprint” is examined by an independent third party. The EPD provides information on the environmental impact and environmental implications of the product, such as energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) or water consumption. The document serves as proof for the sustainability certification of buildings. The EPD for ALUCOBOND® composite panels can be downloaded from here.
Recycling & VOC Rating: ALUCOBOND® is fully recyclable, i.e. the core material and the aluminum skins can be returned to the material cycle and reused for the production of new material. For example, knife milling can be used to separate the composite panels into the different individual components.
The high intrinsic value of aluminum is a major economic incentive for its recycling. In fact, aluminum scrap can be repeatedly recycled without lessening its value or diminishing its properties. In addition, the energy used in recycling is a mere fraction of primary production requirements, often as little as 5%, yielding obvious ecological benefits.
Lower energy consumption thanks to a sandwich concept : The proportion of aluminium used in the production of ALUCOBOND® is much lower than that of solid sheet. This significantly reduces energy consumption for the production of one square metre without sacrificing stiffness.
Reduction of CO2 emissions: In the production of ALUCOBOND®, we have made great efforts to reduce our CO2 emissions. The first initiative we implemented was aimed at minimising CO2 emissions in the supply chain of the core material used for ALUCOBOND® PLUS and ALUCOBOND® A2. By changing the means of transport from truck to rail, we were able to reduce the distance travelled by trucks by 54%, which corresponds to a 17% reduction in CO2 emissions for ALUCOBOND® deliveries.
Coil coating: We are a member of the European Coil Coating Association (ECCA) and a leader in coil coating standards and emission control. In the coil coating process, 99% of all volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are captured. The coil coating of ALUCOBOND® composite panels is therefore ecologically sound and safe. This is certified by the VOC classification A+. The manufacturing process complies with the strict European and German regulations of Directive 2010/75/EU (Industrial Emissions, IE Directive, comprising the German Solvent Ordinance (31. BImSchV)). Excess paint is recovered during the process and not incinerated as waste; all solvents used to clean the machines are collected and recycled.
Sustainability at Schweiter Technologies: Schweiter Technologies with its 3A Composites business stands for a sustainable future. The corporation thus aims at a holistic sustainability strategy.