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

Italian Design Firm Creates Lamp From Single Sheet of Dibond ACM

Italian firm-ZPSTUDIO has focused on commercial, corporate, product and architectural design since 2003. Their creation of an iconic table lamp, Zeta, is part of their ZPSTUDIO TOOLS collection that features small-scale Italian production and craftsmanship. The ZPSTUDIO TOOLS collection embodies a unique relationship between traditional Tuscan crafting techniques with materials used in industrial production.

Dibond Used In Unique Motorcycle Design by Automotive Engineer

The original Norton Shrike was designed and built in 1983 as a safer alternative to the conventional motorcycle. It’s creator, Dave Norton, has over two decades of automotive racing and engineering experience.

Brooklyn Design Firm Creates Nike Athletic Case Using Dibond ACM

The designers at Brooklyn-based firm WeShouldDoItAll (WSDIA) were tasked by Nike with the extraordinary job of designing a case for NFL pro athletes in two days. With help from fabricators from the Guild, they created a premium cold weather case that included Nike products across the athletes training continuum.

Dibond Aluminum Composite Panels Create Storage As Bicycle Racks

Taking his love of bicycles, coupled with his desire to build and problem-solve, Joseph Ahearne became a custom bike framer in Portland, Oregon. He uses bike design as a form of creative expression as well as a method of promoting environmental awareness.

Dibond Helps Students Bend The Rules In Architectural Exhibit

Graduate students were “Bending the Rules” in a recent exhibit at the Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture in Brooklyn, N.Y., with four full-scale architectural design pieces fabricated with Dibond aluminum composite material (ACM).

Dibond Aluminum Composite Breaks Into New Market With Custom Furniture

Primarily used in retail displays, trade exhibits, kiosks, framing and signage, we also appreciate when clients transform the Dibond product with unique applications.

Durable DIBOND® Helps New Sign-maker Fulfill Premium Outdoor Signage, Art Niche

Sarah Toupin's selection of Dibond aluminum composite material sets her apart from other signage providers in eastern Ontario – an area that is hit with some pretty severe Canadian climate conditions, including lake-effect wind and snowfall from Lake Ontario.