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

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.”

School Creates New Wayfinding System With Dibond Aluminum

For the past two years, a new wayfinding system has been implemented at the St. Mary’s Menston School in West Yorkshire, England to address navigation issues students and visitors were having. The new identification system of the Hume Building, which features the most common destination on campus the Sports Hall and Performing Arts Studio, received new exterior signage, as well as regulatory and directional wayfinding signs throughout the interior.

UK Shop Branding Inspired by 1950s American Diner Using Dibond ACM

Elsie-May, of the town of Tiverton, was well known for her cake-making and catering skills, leaving behind a slew of early 20th century family recipes. Her legacy lives on with the establishment of Elsie-May's café/coffee shop by her granddaughter, Mandy Jenks. The Jenks family café was inspired by the retro American-style diner, that theme is carried out throughout the branding on both the interior and exterior.

Artist Designs Visually Stunning Illustrated Collage On Dibond ACM

Visual artist Stefan Venbroek created this beautiful illustrated collage for the Radiotherapy Institute in Arnhem (ARTI) in the Netherlands. The artwork was intended to showcase the building’s natural surroundings and also feature the names of the hospital's various departments, which are named after animals.

Vibrant Photography Series Blends Eastern And Western Cultures

London-based artist, Hassan Hajjaj, was born in Morocco and his works span the artist realm working in furniture design, fashion, photography, as well as album-cover design. Splitting his time between Marrakesh and London his artist focus becomes this collaboration between Eastern and Western culture.

French Designer Creates Unique Lampshades With Dibond ACM

Dibond’s lightweight and durability allow the material to be used across markets to include signage, displays, exhibitions, interior design and lighting. As previously posted, Dibond’s use as a furniture substrate is becoming more prominent.

Artist Creates Incredible Hyper-Realistic Oil Painting On Dibond

Aaron Nagel is a figurative oil painter from California who specializes in realistic portraits. His works, often provocative in nature, feature a raw and exquisite painting style utilizing a hyper realistic form.Recently the artist discovered Dibond as a potential substrate.