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ALUCOBOND® PLUS and ALUCOBOND® FaceFastened Pass NFPA 285 Fire Code Testing

Approval gives architects, specifiers and installers more choices when designing and developing multi-story buildings.

Davidson, NC  – (November 16, 2023) – 3A Composites USA, the manufacturer of ALUCOBOND® PLUS aluminum composite material (ACM) and ALUCOBOND® FaceFastened, has successfully passed third party NFPA 285 testing on a wood-framed assembly, commonly used in low rise multi-family and mixed-use market segments.  What’s more, the positive result expands the opportunity to utilize the system on steel stud construction and mass wall assemblies.

Tenmat and ALUCOBOND® Partner on Fire-Rated Blocks for Cladding Systems

Expanding intumescent technology prevents flames from spreading through ventilated cavities

Davidson, NC – June 13, 2023 – In response to the adoption of the 2022 Building Code by New York City, Tenmat, a leading manufacturer of advanced firestopping materials and solutions, has partnered with 3A Composites USA, the global manufacturer of ALUCOBOND® PLUS 4mm aluminum composite material (ACM) to conduct a joint NFPA 285 fire test.

ALUCOBOND® PLUS Innovates with the Launch of its New Fire-Retardant Gray Core

New color boosts design capabilities and meets today’s fire performance requirements

Davidson, NC  – October 17, 2022 – 3A Composites USA is taking the innovative design and unparalleled performance of ALUCOBOND PLUS to the next level with the launch of its new gray core. Effective October 17, 2022 the color of the product’s solid, fire-retardant (FR) core — developed exclusively to meet fire performance requirements  — has been updated to gray from its original shade of white. This product design enhancement was achieved through modifications to the formulation that allows for greater design flexibility while still maintaining the product’s superior fire performance rating.

Glistening, Brushed ALUCOBOND® PLUS Cladding Exemplifies Historic Neighborhood’s Future As Growing Work, Live, Play Destination

The unique façade design of The Stack Deep Ellum – a new 16-story 215,000 square-foot mixed-use office, retail and parking development – reflects the dynamic nature of this historic Dallas neighborhood, which transitions from daytime office, art gallery and café spaces to nighttime entertainment, happy-hour and evening-only dining venues

Let’s Talk Tech: 4mm vs 6mm, You Choose

As the original Aluminum Composite Material (ACM), ALUCOBOND® has a 50 year history in the Architectural market. The product was created to provide the architectural market with a durable, light-weight panel that was easy to fabricate and handle. The composite structure meant that the sheets could retain flatness while being produced in very large sizes. For many years now, there have been multiple thicknesses of ACM available: 3mm, 4mm, and 6mm.

2019 Metal Architecture Design Award: Renovations and Retrofits

For showcasing how metal panels can be leveraged in a transformative retrofit project, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 headquarters building in Chicago won the 2019 Metal Architecture Design Award for renovations and retrofits. Metal wall panels were used in the adaptive reuse project to give the building a new identity, express its use and the importance of some spaces. The retrofit completely transformed a 1960s elementary school building into a labor organization’s modern headquarters, which includes a lobby, large meeting hall, offices, meeting rooms, lounges and gymnasium community center.