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

Artist Creates Uncategorized Exhibition Capturing Memorable Moments of Hip Hop Culture

Chi Modu is a Nigerian-born artist whose photography has gained global recognition. Given the opportunity at a young age to stay in the states, while his parents remained in Nigeria, he was given a unique sense of independence and self-awareness early on. After his college career at Rutgers, he got a job at The Source, which was the definitive magazine for hip-hop culture at the time.

In Case You Missed It: Creative Dibond Art Applications

We’ve examined a multitude of artistic applications for our Dibond aluminum composite material. Over the years, artists have used it as a substrate for painting, a mounting substrate for their photography, a furniture medium and even a substrate for three-dimensional sculpture.

Renowned Artist Creates Masterful Oil On Dibond Paintings

Although she began her career in the 1970s as a stage designer, she began working exclusively as a painter in 1992. Her works have been theorized to have complex and sometimes ambiguous relationships depicted. The artist focuses on female narratives, empowering woman on a global scale.

Art Installation Replaces Ugly Wall On A London High Street

Across from Waitrose Car Park on Balham High Street in London is what locals call the “Ugly Wall.” In an attempt to “enliven the streetscape” an artistic motif was proposed to be placed on the wall in a three-year art installation. The artist, Tod Hansen, used a series of architectural motifs as his creative approach. The work depicts the historical identity of Balham in an eye-catching visual display.

Art Installation Becomes Scottish Visual Narrative For Passersby

The incredible “Cathedral” wall installation by artist Michael Inglis is an explorative narrative cultivating the Scottish belief systems and highland myths. Over 200 feet long, the art piece took nearly a year to complete from conceptual drawings to actual installation.

Pop Up Retail Shopping Bags Made Of Dibond ACM Drop Around London

ICON’s retail display specialists were asked by H&M’s Creative Print Manager to further a marketing idea originally presented at a store launch in Singapore. This integrated marketing plan was social in nature, needing to create a significant amount of buzz online.

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.