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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.


Sulewski, Rogers Join 3A Composites USA to Support ALUCOBOND® Marketing, Technical Services

3A Composites USA is pleased to announce the following appointments to the ALUCOBOND® aluminum composite material (ACM) marketing and technical services team.

School’s Natural Color Palette of ALUCOBOND® Plus Cladding Addresses Sensory Needs of Special Education Students

The new Quora Education Center in Little Canada, Minn., celebrated its grand opening in August 2018 as the latest educational facility in Minnesota’s Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District designed specifically to address the sensory needs of students receiving special education services.

Undulating ALUCOBOND® Plus ‘Fins’ Reflect Water Movement, Reduce Glare in Energy-Efficient Riverfront Office Building

The new Chicago flagship operation of logistics provider C.H. Robinson opened its doors to employees in August 2018 as the first anchor tenant in the new Lincoln Yards revitalization development near the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Apartment Residents Live In Full Color With Gleaming ALUCOBOND® Spectra Color-Shifting Cladding

Marketing materials for the Exo apartments – which feature a gleaming contemporary façade – encourage residents to “live in full color” in this 457-unit multi-family residential community that opened in July 2018. Located in Reston, Va., Exo residents live less than 25 miles from Washington, D.C.