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November 15, 2011

ALPOLIC HD: For Heavy-Duty Applications

ALPOLIC HD: For Heavy-Duty Applications

When your application requires extra strength, but you still want all the advantages and attractiveness of ALPOLIC MCM panels, ALPOLIC HD is the perfect solution. This heavy-duty alternative increases yield and tensile strength and provides five times the flexural elasticity strength of standard ALPOLIC products.

What is ALPOLIC HD?

ALPOLIC HD metal composite material (MCM) panels are manufactured with either a polyethylene or mineral-filled, fire-resistant core and produced with 0.032" top and bottom aluminum skins for added rigidity and strength. Like our standard PE and /fr core products, ALPOLIC HD may be fabricated into any shape, rolled, punched or bent without losing color integrity, and no oilcanning.

Any of ALPOLIC’s fluoropolymer paint finishes (supplied by Sherwin Williams Coil Coatings) can be applied to HD panels, including solid color, mica, metallic and prismatic. Keep in mind that these panels (available in 4mm or 6mm thicknesses) are custom manufactured and not a stocked product. Additional product lead time and minimum order requirements may apply.

When to use ALPOLIC HD (Photo: Voxman kites)

Applications that may call for ALPOLIC HD may include:

  • Projects in locales known for extreme weather or other conditions that demand maximum strength and resilience.
  • Projects that can use infill panels to replace .25-inch glass. 6MM ALPOLIC HD panels are a recommended thickness for this purpose, often favored by fabricators for their efficiency.
  • Projects that include curtainwall façades, rainscreens and similar exterior applications

Projects to be submitted for LEED certification may also benefit from the resiliency of ALPOLIC HD. Consult our LEED documentation in the Technical Resources section to learn more.

Extraordinary strength, attractiveness and utility. You can have it all in one heavy-duty panel called ALPOLIC HD. We invite you to learn more about our heavy-duty products in our Technical Resources section, and to contact a sales representative with your questions.

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