FG Trading’s Alcopanel FR aluminium composite panels offer architects a wide range of cladding solutions without compromising on fire safety.
Specifically designed for architectural cladding purposes, Alcopanel FR aluminium composite panels have a non-flammable mineral core between two aluminium sheets, which prevents fire spreading, is non-toxic and does not release poisonous gases during a fire.
This is unlike traditional aluminium composite panels that typically comprise a flammable polyethylene or polyurethane thermoplastic core, which makes them highly combustible and in the event of a fire, they can cause fire to spread rapidly across the facade and burn out of control, especially on high-rise buildings.
FG Trading is the exclusive Southern African distributor of the fire-rated Alcopanel FR aluminium composite panels, offering local architects a wide range of quality cladding solutions.
Not limited to exterior applications, Alcopanel FR can also be used as a decorative element on ceilings or columns. The panels are extremely versatile – they come in a wide variety of colours and finishes and can be machined easily to suit various building shapes and contours.
Apart from being safe and environmentally friendly, they are also resistant to chemicals, corrosion and harsh weather conditions. In addition, Alcopanel FR’s Kynar 500 high-performance PVDF coating boasts self-cleaning properties.
A modern solution
The popularity of aluminium composite cladding for modern building exteriors has grown over the last decade, thanks to the lightweight material’s ability to add good insulation without exerting additional force on the exterior of the building. Aluminium composite panels further offer excellent weather resistance, are relatively easy to install and are low maintenance, since accumulated dust and dirt can be washed away by rain or with water.
As professional suppliers to the glass and glazing industries, FG Trading does not compromise on quality and believes in providing only the very best products.
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