Alupanel

British Quality With a Global Reputation

Our factory on the South Coast of England uses the most advanced manufacturing and logistics technology in the industry. Here in Dover we have capacity to produce 6,500,000 m2 per year of the highest quality rigid sheet materials, and this number is set to rise to 9,000,000 m2 from 2018.

Using the power of our UK Production line, we pride ourselves on the precision, rigidity and flatness of every panel we stock. Using the finest raw materials carefully sourced from Europe, we match (and often exceed) the quality on offer from any manufacturer. Our British engineering approach allows us to consistently achieve the best price vs quality ratio in the market.

Global Distribution & International Services

We are located just 10 minutes from the Port of Dover, and 45 minutes from mainland Europe. We speak 15 languages here in our UK offices, helping us to offer the best service possible to our international clients. Using a global network of well-established road, sea and air freight services – we deliver stock to distributors in over 60 countries on 5 continents.

To support customers in certain territories, we also have the ability to manufacture in China to the same standards as our UK Production line. As a further logistics benefit, we also hold stock on the ground in the USA. For distributors of our Alupanel products, this all means rapid dispatch that’s possible within 48hrs of placing an order. Customers using our material can enjoy access in almost every region internationally, with new territories being added regularly.

The Largest ACP Stockholder in the World – Over half a million sheets in stock, at any time.


Alupanel XT FR is manufactured with a Fire Resistant (B1) core. Alupanel XT FR can be easily fabricated and provides near unlimited design and colour options for architectural applications.

Alupanel XTFR is made to the same high standards as Alupanel XT but with the addition of a fire-resistant core to satisfy higher EN13501 fire classification. The Alupanel XT range is the modern option for creating beautiful, cost effective architectural cladding solutions from aluminium composite panels.

From standard RAL colours, to metallics and specialist textured effects, we provide an unrivalled combination of quality and value. Alupanel XT panels offer an immense range of fixing solutions, together with a variety of processing and folding possibilities.

WHY USE ALUPANEL XTFR?

  • Fire Resistant (B1)
  • Extremely durable
  • Resistant to extreme weather
  • Wide range of colours
  • Specialist surface finishes
  • Lightweight and rigid
  • Readily fabricated and curved
  • Complementary profile system
  • Up to 20 years warranty
  • Fully Certified

APPLICATIONS

  • Shop/External Fascias
  • Corporate ID
  • Architectural Cladding
  • Outdoor Advertising
  • Curtain Walling
  • Wall Cladding
  • Tunnel Linings
  • Interior Cladding
Panel Thickness (mm) 4
Skin Thickness (mm) 0.5
Weight (KG/m2) 7.44
Core FR (B1)
Weight kg/m2 7.44
Bond integrity N/mm 13.05
Tensile strength kg/mm2 6.0
Rigidity kN m2/m 0.371
Bending strength Mpa 127
Yield strength kg/mm2 2.6
Elongation at rupture (I0 = 5.65 AO12 -%) 14.1
Thermal expansion coefcient mm/moC 0.101
Sound attenuation (Rw) dB 27
Panel Thickness (mm)
-0 +0.2
Width (mm) -0 +2
Length (mm) -0 +3
Diagonal -0 +5
Thermal Expansion 2.4mm/m @100°C Temp Difference
Aluminium Thickness Where applicable as specified in EN485-4

Alupanel XTA2 is a non-combustible architectural grade ACM panel that can be fabricated, folded and formed. Available in a wide variety of designs and colour options, it’s also fully certified to EN 13501-1+A1:2013 (A2-s1,d0)

Alupanel XTA2 is made to the highest standards using a mineral core that produces a panel to satisfy the most stringent requirements regarding fire safety regulations. However, these superb safety qualities don’t mean you need to compromise on design, creativity and style. Combined with great fabrication capabilities and a vast range of colours and finishes, Alupanel XTA2 provides the perfect solution for areas where fire protection is a major consideration.

WHY USE ALUPANEL XTA2?

  • Non-combustible A2 core
  • Extremely durable
  • Resistant to extreme weather
  • Wide range of colours
  • Specialist surface finishes
  • Lightweight and rigid
  • Readily fabricated and curved
  • Complementary profile system
  • Up to 20 years warranty

APPLICATIONS

  • Shop/External Fascias
  • Corporate ID
  • Architectural Cladding
  • Outdoor Advertising
  • External Facades
  • Curtain Walling
  • Wall Cladding
  • Tunnel Linings
  • Interior Cladding
Panel Thickness (mm) 4
Skin Thickness (mm) 0.5
Weight (KG/m2) 8.21
Core A2
Weight kg/m2 8.21
Bond integrity N/mm 12.9
Tensile strength kg/mm2 7.1
Rigidity kN m2/m 0.390
Bending strength Mpa 138
Bending elastic modulus Mpa 1117
Yield strength kg/mm2 3.8
Elongation at rupture (I0 = 5.65 AO12 -%) 12.0
Thermal expansion coefcient mm/moC 0.140
Sound attenuation (Rw) dB 35
Panel Thickness (mm)
-0 +0.2
Width (mm) -0 +2
Length (mm) -0 +3
Diagonal -0 +5
Thermal Expansion 2.4mm/m @100°C Temp Difference
Aluminium Thickness Where applicable as specified in EN485-4

Environmetal Guide & Policies

The process of Sustainable Development is a dynamic, evolving principle. Multipanel UK harness the potential of new technology and design principles whilst simultaneously protecting and enhancing the Earth’s natural life support systems.

Multipanel UK strive to be at the forefront of new manufacturing technologies, material developments and recycling possibilities in every product we design and produce. Across the world, our customers are working towards a common goal; the construction of timeless, beautiful creations without any compromise on the wellbeing of our environment and the sustainability of our ecosystems.

The last few years have seen significant growth in the building and creative industries towards providing signage and building facades that meet and exceed local and international environmental legislation.

By using methods that incorporate sustainable manufacturing processes and materials, we can, together, dramatically reduce the negative impact we have on our environment.

Environmetal Policy

Multipanel UK manufacture and supply Alupanel® Aluminium Composite Panels for use in the Sign Making, Display, and Construction industries across the world. We will operate in compliance with all environmental legislation and hold all relevant certification for our products. We strive to work to best environmental practices in everything that we do, we are dedicated to the reduction of toxic emissions, and to minimising our impact on the environment by using methods that incorporate sustainable materials and by building waste reduction into design.

Policy aims:

  • To comply with all relevant regulatory requirements and environmental legislation.
  • To integrate any potential environmental impacts into our Corporate Objectives and decision making.
  • To incorporate environmental impacts into our Product Development Programme.
  • To encourage a culture of valuing resources.
  • To increase staff awareness of Environmental Legislation and best practice.
  • To give open access to our Environmental Policy and Objectives, for both Staff and Stakeholders/Customers.

Recycling Policy

At Multipanel UK we have established our own recycling centre in close proximity to our UK factory. We minimize production waste by recycling all excess core material back in to the manufacturing process and by sending all aluminium scrap for recycling.

Aluminium is infinitely recyclable making it the material of choice for balancing the demand of a growing economy with the need to preserve the environment. Recycling aluminium requires 95% less energy, generates 95% less emissions, and creates 97% less water pollution than manufacturing primary aluminium.

The choices we make today have a major impact on the world around us. At Multipanel UK, we recognise the responsibility that comes with being an international manufacturer and supplier of various PVC and Aluminium composite materials. We are committed to taking every possible step to reduce our footprint on the environment and we ensure that all our staff and stakeholders share in these objectives.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Government
We work closely with local government to ensure we adhere to all environmental legislation in all that we do, in every geographical area that we operate in. We also follow international legislation and adhere to ISO14001.

Employees
We ensure all employees who come under the Multipanel UK umbrella share our core environmental values, from large international manufacturing issues, to reducing our carbon footprint in staff travel and commuting.

Community
We work closely with our local communities supporting events and organizations. We also encourage staff participation in activities and try to give our time to the improvement and development of our neighborhoods.

Consumers
We strive to ensure all products we produce distinctly benefit our customers, not only with highly competitive pricing, but also by offering products that provide added value.


Do You Have Any Questions?

Please read questions bellow and if you can not find your answer, please send us your question, we will answer you as soon as possible.

ACP (Aluminium composite Panel) also known as ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) is a sandwich panel of two aluminium skins bonded to an extruded core of either Polyethylene or mineral core. We also manufacture MULTISHIELD that has magnetically receptive galvanised steel skins.

ACP (Aluminium composite Panel) also known as ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) is a sandwich panel of two aluminium skins bonded to an extruded core of either Polyethylene or mineral core. We also manufacture MULTISHIELD that has magnetically receptive galvanised steel skins.

Standard skin thickness for fabrication grade Alupanel is 0.3mm, Lite products for flat application are 0.2mm and Eco, for short-term projects, are 0.15. Architectural Alupanel XT has a 0.5mm skin.

Alupanel has a standard colour range of 25 colours available from stock, gloss on one side and matt on the other and we hold 14 stock colours for Alupanel XT. Subject to MOQ, bespoke finishes are available through our colour-match service.

Alupanel has specialized coatings according to the recommended use for each product. Sign and display panels have Polyester or Polyurethane paint, some with specially developed digital coatings to enhance print results, whilst architectural panels are available with a choice of paint systems including PDVF, FEVE and HDP.

Alupanel has a 5 year warranty for internal and external use except brushed and mirror finishes that have a 5 year warranty for internal use only. Ecopanel has a one year warranty and architectural Alupanel XT has a warranty for up to 20 years.

Tested in accordance with EN13501-1, panels with a PE core are class D, FR core is class B and A2 core is class A2. Our panels are also tested to other international standards, please check with your Sales Manager for specific enquiries.

Alupanel can be cut on site using standard carpentry tools. Fabrication-grade panels can be folded and formed by using a router or V-groove blade. ACP is not suitable for laser cutting.

Some finishes are directional and must therefore be mounted in the same direction to avoid differences in reflectional qualities. The arrows on the film are to help ensure a uniform direction is easily identifiable.

Multipanel UK work with approved distributors in over 60 countries worldwide. To enquire about becoming a distributor, or to find a local stockist, please contact us.


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