Tech & Installation

MondoClad® – premium solid aluminium facades

Fixing Systems

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MondoClad® Paint Finish

MondoClad panels are prefinished with a PVDF Fluoropolymer architectural paint finish that has been coil coated to produce a top-quality finish, which is flexible, weather resistance and colour stable.

With a gloss level of approximately 30% in accordance with ASTM D523, this tough coating has a 2H hardness as tested to ASTM D3363.

The pre-painted MondoClad surface is protected by an 80-micron peel off film that should be removed within a 3-month period.

Processing MondoClad®

MondoClad sheets can be fabricated into panels using various techniques.

  • CNC Router

    • This equipment can be used for straight and contour cutting plus providing a V Groove for folding
    • When establishing a V Groove for folding, the minimum thickness left in the bottom of the groove should be 0.8mm
    • The spindle rotation speeds and feed rates are machine dependent and should be discussed with the manufacturer
    • In some circumstances a lubricant mister may be required with this type of machinery. Consult the manufacturer
  • Vertical Panel Saw

    • This type of saw can be effectively used to cut and route MondoClad
    • Seek the advice of the manufacturer in the selection of appropriate tools
    • It is suggested that existing owner of vertical saws should look at retro fitting their equipment to add a variable speed driver controller and lubricant misting equipment
    • When creating a V Groove for folding, the minimum thickness left in the bottom of the groove should be 0.8mm
  • Circular saw

    • The best result is usually achieved using a track guided circular saw
    • Discuss the blade selection with the saw manufacturer
    • The back of the panel can be V groove routed to allow for hand folding without the need of bending equipment
    • A depth gauge roller suitable for 3mm thickness may be required
  • Folding

    • After the V Groove has been formed, fold the return leg back in one movement
    • It is recommended that a portable folding tool be used for small panels and a folding machine/bed for larger format panels
    • The initial folded angle should slightly more than the final angle required
  • Shearing

    • MondoClad can be guillotined to the required size
    • Ensure the cut material is captured to prevent damage
  • Roll Bending

    • To create curved surfaces, use a suitable bending machine
    • Safeguard the material by maintaining the protective film
    • Make certain the rollers are clean and dent free
    • The minimum bending radius should be no more than 15 times the thickness

  • Drilling

    • A high quality HSS centre point drill bit is suitable for drilling MondoClad

  • Rivet

    • You can rivet MondoClad using blind and solid rivets
    • Always consider the effects of thermal expansion and potential building movement

  • Screwing

    • Use stainless steel screws
    • Always consider the effects of thermal expansion and potential building movement

  • Welding

    • The common methods for welding MondoClad are TIG and MIG. Consult your local welding specialist
  • Perforating

    • MondoClad can be perforated by punching, drilling or milling
    • Contact HVG Facades regarding the pattern and open area you are seeking to achieve

It is strongly recommended that you consult with machinery manufacturers and tool suppliers to secure the best fabrication result. We suggest that you conduct preliminary tests and trials prior to commencing the production of panels.

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