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New Alucobond NaturAL Wood-Grain Finishes Introduced at Greenbuild 2016

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Three new wood-grain finishes of Alucobond® naturAL aluminum composite material officially will be introduced by 3A Composites USA at the Greenbuild 2016 International Conference and Expo Oct. 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. Alucobond naturAL samples in the new Beachwood, Chestnut and Rustic Walnut wood-grain finishes will be on display at the Alucobond Booth No. 835.

Alucobond naturAL is an aluminum composite material that features finely textured aluminum surfaces that scatter light for a close-up visual effect while retaining the luster of smooth aluminum from afar. The Alucobond naturAL surfaces amplify the inherent beauty and character of brushed aluminum and other natural elements – including wood, graphite, stainless steel, zinc, rusted metal and mirrored glass – to enhance building designs.

New Alucobond naturAL wood-grain finishes allow architects to combine the traditional look of wood with modern Alucobond’s outstanding durability and lightweight properties as well as its ease of maintenance.

“Wood is a long-standing traditional construction material, and the natural look of wood grains in cladding remains a sought-after design,” said Ben Branham, marketing manager, 3A Composites USA. “Installing natural wood as building cladding, however, can pose a maintenance challenge as exposure to the elements causes wood to deteriorate. Durable Alucobond naturAL now allows architects to incorporate the beauty of wood grains in a lightweight aluminum composite material that is long-lasting and easy to maintain.”

Alucobond consists of two sheets of 0.020” aluminum thermobonded to a polyethylene core and is manufactured in the standard 4mm thickness. Alucobond provides extraordinary flatness and rigidity, excellent formability, low weight and outstanding weather resistance.

The wood-grain color finishes are part of the new Alucobond naturAL Designer Series – which includes the Zinc and Rust finishes – and feature a PVDF finish with a painted non-repeating pattern.

The Alucobond naturAL Brushed, Reflect, Graphite and Stainless color finishes feature an FEVE clear coat.

Alucobond naturAL panels in the Beachwood, Chestnut and Rustic Walnut wood-grain finishes are available in 3mm, 4mm and 6mm thicknesses. The 4mm thickness can be ordered with the Alucobond Plus proprietary fire-retardant core.

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  1. Posted November 16, 2016 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Please send me a spec. sheet of Alucobond NaturAL Wood-Grain Finishes if available.

  2. Posted April 12, 2018 at 6:24 pm | Permalink


    We are looking for a supplier that can get a wood grain finish on 2″x 2″ aluminum tubing. We are wondering what you charge for the dye sublimation ($/linear foot). Thank you.


  3. Ben
    Posted November 19, 2018 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Can you please send me the spec as well?

  4. Jose
    Posted January 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Does the naturAL Zinc change in appearance as it is exposed to the elements?

    • Alucobond USA
      Posted January 23, 2019 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

      Our NaturAl Zinc finish does not change appearance when used for exterior applications. For Warranty information please contact your local representative.
      Let us know if you have any further questions!

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