Aluminum Composite Material

Aluminum Composite Material

Description

Dibond® is the industry's leading aluminum composite material (ACM) for more than 15 years.  It is comprised of two pre-painted sheets of .012" aluminum with a solid polyethylene core. Made In USA.

  • Excellent for digital printing as well as mounting
  • Flattest panel on the market
  • Superior surface protects expensive digital and screenprinted graphics
  • Provides excellent durability in outdoor applications
  • Won't bow or oil can
  • Approximately one half the weight of aluminum
  • Can be routed and returned to add dimension or roll-formed to deliver sweeping curves

Flammability Characteristics

  • Self extinguishing
  • UL 94V-0
  • Class 1 or Class A fire rating (ASTM E-84)

Recommended Applications

  • P-O-P Displays Long-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Long-term application life
  • Framing Long-term application life
  • Framing - Archival Long-term application life
  • Signage - Interior Long-term application life
  • Signage - Exterior Long-term application life
  • Signage - Structural Long-term application life

Recommended Fabrications

  • Mounting Cold mounting techniques only
  • Repositioning Vinyl
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting
  • Saw Cutting
  • Routing
  • Die Cut/Punch Punch press die set is required; not a steel rule die
  • Forming Curves

Availability

Gauges and ColorsStock Sheet Sizes
2mm White/White 48"x96"
3mm White/White 48"x96"; 60"x120"
4mm White/White 48"x96"
3mm Black/White 48"x120"
3mm Dark Bronze/Fine Silver 48"x96"
3mm Hunter Red/Caution Yellow 48"x96"
3mm Dark Green/Ultra Marine Blue 48"x96"
3mm Brushed Silver/Fine Silver 48"x96"
3mm Brushed Bronze/White 48"x96"
3mm Brushed Copper/White 48"x96"
3mm Brushed Stainless/White 48"x96"
3mm Black/Black 48"x96"

Downloads

Dibond® Color Chart

PDF 571KB 11/25/2013 

Dibond® Product Sheet

PDF 605KB 11/25/2013 

3AC Application Guide All Products

PDF 383KB 11/25/2013 

3AC Fabrication Guide All Products

PDF 437KB 11/25/2013 

3AC Product Master Poster All Products

PDF 185KB 11/25/2013 

Dibond® Fabrication Manual

PDF 2526KB 11/25/2013 

Profiles™ Product Sheet

PDF 839KB 11/25/2013 

Case Histories

Stunning Dibond Aluminum Composite Lighting Concepts From Abroad

We have featured two European lamp designs utilizing Dibond Aluminum Composite Material (ACM), each were incredible examples of the versatility of the material. Now, with two more examples of lighting designs, it is evident that Dibond is entering a new market segment in which designers are bringing new light to this traditional signage material.

Graphics Gurus, HVG, Wow Again With Show-Stopping Displays

Australian marking firm, Rodney Robertson & Associates were commissioned to design high-impact displays for automotive giants, Mitsubishi and Mercedes Benz. The displays needed to exemplify the brands not only in the content featured but also by the use of superior quality substrate materials. Geoff Sykes of Rodney Robertson & Associates states, “…quality signage can make all the difference…first impressions are lasting—a good sign stands out in a crowd and leaves a long-lasting, positive impression.”

UK Sign Company Showcases Their Industry Expertise With Dibond Aluminum Composite

H&H Reeds Printers are not only printing specialists, they are also provide a variety of services in the signage and exhibition markets. Within their UK facility, they have the capacity to design, fabricate and print their signage. Fabricator Steven Robinson shared some of their recent projects using 3A’s Dibond aluminum composite.

Mirrored Dibond Hoarding Reflects Serene Beauty Of National Park

To cover an unattractive construction site, Parker Design worked closely with Spiral Colour’s hoarding team. The project is located on one of the largest lakes in the Lake District National Park in England, Ennerdale Water. The site is beautiful and gets heavy foot traffic, so the designers needed to find a hoarding material that wouldn’t take away from the scenery.

Essentials In Traffic Stopping Exterior Signage

Exterior signage serves as your brand’s first impression to pedestrian traffic. The sign can, when executed correctly, showcase your brand’s image. There are several factors taken into account in terms of the design of your exterior signage.

European Design Firm Creates Innovative Foldable Dibond Furniture Line

The original “trek” furniture series was made using wood. Looking to explore new materials that were easier to manufacture, lighter and could produce a more stable end product, Swedish design firm, design-factory GmbH, stumbled upon Dibond aluminum composite.

Dibond Collapsible Exhibition Celebrates 450 Years of History of the City of Oaxaca

A three-dimensional story telling exhibition was created by Gustavo Fricke to celebrate 450 years of Oaxaca history. Numerous prototypes were produced with the designer stating, “…the basic concept was to obtain the largest exhibition area with a system that could collapse; making it easier to travel around the country.”