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A Thorough Exploration of The Attachment Systems For Aluminum Composite Panels

Attachment Systems Alucobond Aluminum Composite Material ACMYou have chosen Alucobond for the endless design possibilities that this superior cladding product affords. Now, serious consideration must be given to functionality in terms of how the Alucobond will be attached to the building. Generally speaking, Alucobond is installed in one of three ways: Route and Return Wet Seal, Route and Return Dry Seal, and Rain Screen. While all three of these attachment methods perform very well when engineered, fabricated, and installed properly, there are situations in which one may be more appropriate than another. When choosing an attachment method a designer must consider budget, aesthetics, maintenance, and perhaps most importantly, how the Alucobond will be incorporated and function within the overall wall assembly. (more…)

The Ins And Outs Of The Custom Color Matching Process On Alucobond Panels

Alucobond Plus, MassArt Residence, ADD, Boston, Kate Hensley Suffolk ConstructionPhoto by Kate Hensley of Suffolk ConstructionTo initiate a custom color match, we ask that the customer submit a physical chip of the desired color. Although we prefer to have a physical sample for use in developing the color match, we can color match to some manufacturers paint numbers or such as Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Pantone, and PPG UC Numbers (spray applied, extrusion coatings). Over the years we have received all sorts of products such as paper, cloth, plastic, masonry, glass, stone, etc. from which to develop a color match. (more…)