DIBOND® was originally developed in 1992 by 3A Composites as one of the first Aluminium Composite material for the display and signage markets.
The light-weight and rigid composite material is ideal for large signage applications, architectural signs, display and exhibition, POS / POP display, digital & screen printing, photo mounting, interior design, industry and transport.
- High corrosion resistance
- Excellent processing parameters, e.g. bending, routing and folding
- Colour quality, trueness and colour thickness
- Absolutely flat surface
- Stocked and distributed locally
- Applicable for screen printing and direct-to-substrate digital printing
- UV protection
- Optimized for outdoor use
- Low thermal expansion compared to plastic materials
- Low weight combined with high stiffness and dimensional stability
- Cost-effective through flat transportation and local installation
Offering a wide range of colours, limitless design opportunities and availability of custom colours, DIBOND® is the ideal product for corporate branding. Unlike other alternatives, DIBOND® incorporates attributes such as long term colour consistency and weather resistance, excellent flatness, rigidity and formability, as well as ease of maintenance.
DIBOND® 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. Alucobond Architectural has a proven history of facilitating smooth supply of programs for both large and small corporate rollouts worldwide.
DIBOND® is the perfect medium in order to create individual designs with easy processing techniques. Due to its width of up to 2050mm, it can be applied for large sized areas in exhibition concepts or high quality signage.
Architects, Designers and Specifiers alike prefer to use DIBOND® for their project requirements because of the national availability, technical support and high reliability in the materials. Alucobond Architectural team of technical specialist can assist in all facets from design to construction to ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget.
With the highest quality, most consistent and reliable print surface on the market, DIBOND® is the ideal choice for Point of Sale and Point of Purchase displays.
With superior flatness and rigidity, DIBOND® remains the leading product choice for photographic mounting.
For more than 23 years DIBOND® has been and remains the ideal solution for interior architecture, hospitality, retail, corporate and entertainment fit outs where seamless building effects are desired. By incorporating our vast range of DIBOND® finishes with high end professional extrusions you can be sure that you are creating aesthetically pleasing projects.
Wherever you are, DIBOND® makes a point. DIBOND® is the original composite material designed specifically to cater for the Signage industry. With over 23 years of proven history, DIBOND® is the ideal choice for any type of signage application both internal and external.
With DIBOND® being extremely lightweight, flat, rigid and has the ability to be produced in sizes exceeding 6000mm x 2000mm, DIBOND® has become a marketing leading solution for all types of transportation industries including caravan and truck body construction.
HVG Facades can provide you with complete PDF specifications, CAD drawings and technical support.
Dibond FR Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) as manufactured by 3A Composites GmbH shall be 2mm/3mm/4mm/6mm thick and consist of 2 layers of 0.3mm thick aluminium sandwiching a core containing UV stabilized virgin low density polyethylene.
The aluminium skins shall be of alloy AlMg 1 (EN AW 5005 nearest equivalent) having a minimum tensile strength of 145 MPa and 0.2% proof stress of 110 MPa.
Aluminium skins of reduced corrosion resistance produced from 3000 series or 1100 series alloys are not acceptable.
Core materials containing re used core cheap term paper material, which could contain other impurities proven to be detrimental to the integrity and long-term performance of laminated materials shall not be used.
The face sheet of aluminium shall be finished in a factory applied modified Polyester coil coating in accordance with EN13523, ECCA Quality Label and Voluntary Specification AAMA 2605-11. 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 Dibond FR Colour Range.
Other available finishes from the Specialties range of finishes include:
- Butler Finish Colour Range
- Mirror Range
- Structure Finish Range
- Anodised Finish Range
Nonstandard colours or finishes to customer’s selection will be subject to minimum order quantities. Factory applied coil coatings shall be protected by strippable PE foil, and should be removed immediately upon installation.
The factory applied finish shall be suitable for application of silk screening, graphic lamination or over spraying with polyurethane or acrylic spray finishes without the use of any pre-treatments, primers or undercoats.
All 3rd party applied finishes shall be in accordance with their manufacturer’s recommendations.
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Dibond FR 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.
Dibond FR to be supplied with a single 5-year warranty covering manufacturing defects, delamination and factory applied paint performance and shall be supplied by the panel manufacturer, 3A Composites GmbH.
All warranties for 3rd party applied finishes must be obtained separately from their respective manufacturers or applicators.
Tech & Installation
Routing & Folding
For individual designs DIBOND® can be shaped with the so called routing and folding technique which allows a variety of shapes and design to be manufactured. A V-shaped groove is routed on the reverse side of the DIBOND® using a disk or end milling cutter.
DIBOND® can be formed three dimensionally by means of conventional metal and plastic fabrication methods. The minimum bending radius is fifteen times the plate thickness.
DIBOND® panels can be fastened together or joined to other materials with standard rivets for aluminium constructions.
For outdoor use and areas of high humidity we recommend aluminium blind rivets with stainless steel mandrills in order to prevent corrosive edges.
Jointing & Fixing Techniques
DIBOND® can be joined by means of standard processes used in metal and plastics manufacturing.
If DIBOND® needs to be joined to structural metal parts other than aluminium, or if fasteners (e.g, bolts, screws) are used, the following material guidelines need to be considered.
- Fasteners and structural parts made of aluminium, plastic of stainless steel are applicable.
- When using other materials insulating intermediate layers or protective coatings are required to prevent corrosion.
- For the outdoor use of DIBOND®, its thermal expansion needs to be considered in order to avoid deformation.
- The minimum hole clearance for the fixing material in the panel depends on and must be chosen according to expected expansion of the panel to avoid restraints or deformation.
Sustainability and Environmental Protection
Sustainability and environmental protection represent an increasingly important topic in advertising and visual communication. The increased environmental awareness and the demand for more sustainability are becoming essential criteria for buying decisions. Furthermore, in addition to the need for environmental compatibility, the demand for the company’s social and also overall economic involvement is increasing.
Environmental protection as an integrative component of sustainability management at 3A Composites
Sustainable involvement and the appurtenant sub-area environmental protection have long since been amongst the essential corporate objectives at 3A Composites. The minimisation of risks for man and environment as well as the reduction of environmental pollution through careful and efficient utilisation of resources is part of the corporate philosophy. 3A Composites is aware of its responsibility as a globally active enterprise, and has been an active campaigner in matters of sustainability for quite some time. Sustainability management at 3A Composites deals in depth with all three levels of sustainable action: the ecological, social and economic levels. In addition to concrete activities, 3A Composites endeavours towards transparent communication and seeks dialogue with all interest groups.
3A Composites production sites have been certified in accordance with ISO 9001 / EN 14001. This establishes globally recognised requirements for environmental management systems. On the basis of uniform processes and structures the manufacture has hereby been able to anchor an environmentally appropriate behaviour in the company and ensure that they will be taken into consideration with all daily tasks and corporate decisions.
Offering a wide range of colours, limitless design opportunities and availability of custom colours, DIBOND® is the ideal product for corporate branding.
For these reasons, Australia’s most trusted brands choose DIBOND® composite material for their corporate identity.
DIBOND® is the ideal material to create and maintain your corporate image. Unlike other alternatives, DIBOND® 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, major organisations such as Cotton On, Priceline, Macquarie Goodman and Jax Quick Fit Tyres use DIBOND® for their institutional branding Australia wide.
DIBOND® 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.