ALUCOBOND® PLUS is the original and most widely recognised aluminium composite material in the world. A wide colour range, excellent fire performance and proven long term durability makes it a popular choice for architects and designers.
In addition to excellent fire performance, ALUCOBOND® continues to be the ideal solution for exterior facades offering a lightweight, rigid and weather resistant solution.
With an unsurpassed finish and flatness coupled with its dynamic range of over 50 stocked colours, ALUCOBOND® continues to provide architects complete freedom of creativity.
ALUCOBOND® provides inspiration through the ability that it can be bent, curved and shaped.
ALUCOBOND® continues to be a trusted choice for architects in a wide range of applications.
Offering local technical support and design consultation, ALUCOBOND® continues to lead the way in façade materials.
ALUCOBOND® PLUS is used in projects ranging from the precise construction of apartment buildings, high rise buildings, company offices, commercial and industrial buildings to the prestigious landmarks of modern urban construction.
Since all ALUCOBOND® products are fully recyclable, they are ideal for projects that highly value the use of eco-friendly materials.
- Internationally approved fire performance
- High formability and stability
- Full manufacturer’s warranty
- Stocked and distributed locally
- More cost effective than pure metals
- Diversity of brilliant colours
- Weather resistant
- Individual design and easy processing
- 5005 Marine grade alloy
- Lightweight and large panel sizes
- Applied coil coated Fluoropolymer (PVDF or FEVE) paint finish
- Now CodeMark Certified for fire compliance of the BCA 2016 including (Amendment 1)
Why Use ALUCOBOND® PLUS?
ALUCOBOND® PLUS is the original and the world’s most widely recognised aluminium composite material that is produced with various core thicknesses.
ALUCOBOND® PLUS has a factory applied coil coated Fluoropolymer
(PVDF or FEVE) paint finish; recognised and proven worldwide as the best architectural coating available today for all climatic and environmental conditions.
ALUCOBOND® PLUS is very cost effective, even in the most complex situations. Since 1976, numerous prestigious projects have been carried out in Australia using ALUCOBOND®.
The unsurpassed finish and flatness of ALUCOBOND® PLUS, its dynamic range of colours and exciting shapes allow the designer complete freedom of creativity.
High and Low-Rise Applications
Cladding a new building or refurbishing an old one; there is no doubt that the long-lasting appeal of the contemporary finish, unparalleled durability and flexibility of application makes ALUCOBOND® PLUS an outstanding choice.
The means for creating a striking landmark in any location regardless
of aspect or challenging environmental factors demonstrates the flexibility and variety ALUCOBOND® PLUS offers.
Smaller structures, new or old, commercial or domestic, benefit equally from the ALUCOBOND® PLUS promise – a building that says, “today and for the future”.
Public and Health Care Buildings
Public offices and civic centre’s demand a highly functional yet attractive solution for exterior and interior cladding. The wide array of colours, shapes and textural detail allows ALUCOBOND® PLUS to answer the call for a modern and efficient finish that will enhance the overall appeal of the dynamic urban setting.
ALUCOBOND® PLUS started life as a façade of choice for commercial architecture, although architects quickly saw how ALUCOBOND® PLUS could work with residential design and so began the amazing transformation of contemporary aesthetics with residential design.
Providing endless design scope with its dynamic range of colours, ALUCOBOND® PLUS allows architects to create truly unique facades that modernise any residential project.
HVG Facades can provide you with complete PDF specifications, CAD drawings and technical support.
ALUCOBOND® PLUS Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) shall be 3mm/4mm/6mm thick and consist of 2 layers of 0.5mm thick aluminium sandwiching a mineral filled fire-resistant core containing 70% non-combustible mineral filling.
The aluminium skins shall be of alloy AlMg 1- NS41 (EN AW 5005A nearest equivalent) having an ultimate strength of 130 MPa and 0.2% proof stress of 90 MPa.
With its 5005 marine grade alloy, ALUCOBOND® PLUS is ideal for projects that are within proximity to water.
Core materials containing re used core material, which could contain other impurities proven to be detrimental to the integrity and long-term performance of laminated materials shall not be used.
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The face sheet of aluminium shall be finished in a factory applied fluoropolymer (PVDF or FEVE) high performance coil coating in accordance with EN13523, ECCA Quality Label and Voluntary Specification AAMA 2605-11.
Note: Spray applied coatings are not acceptable. Rear face aluminium sheet to be left in chemically cleaned mill finish condition unless noted otherwise.
Front face sheet shall be factory pre-finished in colour or finish selected from the manufacturers:
• Standard Colour Range
• Spectra Colour Range
• NaturAL Range
• Anodized Look Colour Range
• Design Unlimited Range
• Urban Design Range
Nonstandard colours or finishes to customers selection will be subject to minimum order quantities. Applied coatings shall be protected by UV stabilized strippable foil and should be removed within 3 months of installation on external façade.
ALUCOBOND® PLUS shall be CodeMark Certified for use as external cladding on buildings of type A, B and C construction and shall have been tested to the following Australian & International Fire Standards.
Simultaneous determination of Ignitibility, Flame Propagation, Heat Release and Smoke Release”
Ignitability Index 0 Flame Propagation 0 Heat Release 0 Smoke Release 0-1
Full scale Room Test For Surface Products
Group 1 Material according to BCA Specification C1.10.4 (b) (i)SMOGRA 1.385 m2/s2
Classification of Reaction To Fire Performance
B – s1,d0
Fire Behaviour of Building Materials & Elements
NFPA 285 Intermediate Scale Multi Storey Flammability Test
Fire performance of external cladding systems
Test data available
ALUCOBOND® PLUS panels, prior to fabrication shall be stored horizontally on a dry, flat, level surface and protected from damage.
Fabrication techniques as recommended by 3A Composites and HVG Facades shall be strictly adhered to.
These include cutting, grooving, folding, bending, rolling and edge treatment. Information relating to these processes and other requirements can be obtained from HVG Facades
Tech & Installation
Technical Fixing Details
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Wind Load and Permissible Panel Sizes
The graphs for 3 and 4 mm thick ALUCOBOND® PLUS indicate the maximum permissible panel length without having to add a stiffener based on applicable design wind load and panel width.
- Permissible design stress (σ = 51 N/mm²) safety factor 1.75 is considered
- Values apply to 4-side supported panels
- Values for other systems on request
Technical Overview | Click here
*ALUCOBOND® is 5005 Marine Grade Alloy approved.
Colour Chart download
Continuous environmental protection is a priority for ALUCOBOND®’s manufacturer, 3A Composites. It focuses on preserving natural resources to ensure a liveable tomorrow for future generations.
3A Composites are leaders in environmental stewardship and are members of the German Association for Sustainable Construction (DGNB, World Green Building Council (WGBC), and The United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
With its commitment to continuous improvement programs for environmental protection, many of which go above and beyond government regulations, 3A Composites ensures they are the leaders in their field. One of the first companies to develop its own environmental management systems, the company has EN ISO 14001 certification and is regularly audited by independent auditors.
ALUCOBOND® can be used to obtain points towards LEED, BREEAM and Australian Green Building Council (AGBC) Green Star ratings.
During the manufacturing process, all excess core material is recycled back into the manufacturing process and all scrap aluminium is sent back to aluminium processing plants for recycling. During the paint process, all fugitive volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) are captured, excess paint is recovered and used on the non visible surfaces of ALUCOBOND®, and all solvents used in the production process are collected and reused.
ALUCOBOND® is fully recyclable, each component including the core material and aluminium used in the manufacturing process, can be recycled and reused in the production of new materials.
Offering a wide range of colours, limitless design opportunities and availability of custom colours, ALUCOBOND® PLUS is the ideal product for corporate branding.
For these reasons, Australia’s most trusted brands choose ALUCOBOND® PLUS composite material for their corporate identity.
ALUCOBOND® PLUS is the ideal material to create and maintain your corporate image. Unlike other alternatives, ALUCOBOND® PLUS incorporates attributes such as long-term colour consistency and weather resistance, excellent flatness, rigidity and formability, as well as ease of maintenance.
With unmatched strength to weight ratio and CodeMark compliance, major organisations such as 7-Eleven, Commonwealth Bank, Porsche, Home Consortium and Hyundai use ALUCOBOND® PLUS for their institutional branding Australia wide.
ALUCOBOND® PLUS offers a tailor-made solution for every project, in terms of exclusive colours, eye-catching details, unusual shapes or innovative surface contours.
Our dedicated Corporate Identity Managers, quality European product and warehousing capability sets us above the competition.
HVG Facades has a proven history of facilitating smooth supply programs for large corporate rollouts.