Panels shall be exterior grade, 4mm thick composed of a low density Polyethylene Core sandwiched between two sheets of Aluminum of 0.5mm thickness. The outer top skin shall be coated with either PVDF KYNAR 500(more than 70% PVDF resin) or Fluoropolymer coating. Paint approved suppliers shall be Akzo Nobel, Australia, Monopol Switzerland and P.P.G, U.S.A. There shall be a protective coating on the back skin.

Product Warranty and Tests
Panels shall be installed as per the fixing details and accessories recommended by the Manufacturer and shall carry a 10 years Warranty on weather durability, UV color fading, corrosion, chalking, fading, weather damage and manufacturing defects. Panels shall be extensively tested in compliance to AStm, bs standards and ISO 9001 requirements. Copies of test Certificates from recognized International Laboratories like Warrington Fire Research Center U.K, Architectural Testing Incorporation U.S.A , VKF Switzerland and SWRI, U.S.A shall be submitted along with the material submittal.

Fire rated grade shall carry minimum 60 minutes ASTM E119 fire rating certificate and ASTM D648 deflection temperature rating of 2110C FR core shall be from Dupoint resins containing inorganic mineral core.

Alubond u.s.a. panels shall be supplied from either one of the Production Plants based in U.S.A, U.A.E, EUROPE & INDIA. All supplied products shall carry authentic Alubond u.s.a. Logo and designs, Protective Film of American Building Technologies Inc., U.S.A.

Manufacturing & Distributions
USA, UAE, Eropa, India

Deviation Tolerances
Thickness: 0.2mm Width: 2.0mm Length: 3.0mm
Diagonal < 3.0mm (length 2500mm) < 5.0mm (length 2500mm)
Side straightness: <0.5% of the length

Fixing Details and Accessories
Typical fixing details and accessories shall be as per the Manufacturer’s recommendation and as per the enclosed drawings. All shop drawings will need to be endorsed for submission by the Local Supplier before submittal.

Panels shall comply with the following performance standards.

Properties Results Test
Tensile Strength 5408 psi (37.3 Mpa) ASTM D638
Yield Strength 3737 psi (25-8 Mpa) ASTM D638
Elongation 6.10% ASTM D638
Flexural Elasticity 4060 Kg/mm2 ASTM E393
Thermal Expansion Co-efficient 2.02×10-5 mm/mmoC 1.12×10-5 in/in°F ASTM D696
Apparent Thermal Conductivity 32.9 w/m2oK as per ASTM C 518 ASTM D976
Deflection Temperature 211°C ASTM D648
Colour Retention Max.rating of 5 units after 4000 hrs ASTM D2244-89
Gloss Retension 70% after 4000 hrs ASTM D523-89
Chalk Resistance Max.rating of 8 units after 4000 hrs ASTM D4214-89
Pencil Hardness 2H ASTM D3363-92
YILED Strength of the aluminium 17 ksi ASTM E8
Flexural Elasticity of the aluminium Skin 7000 kg/mm2 ASTM C393
Sound Transmission class 25 db ASTM E413
Fire Rating 1 hour 42 minutes ASTM E 119 ASTM E119
Adhesive – Dry No Change ASTM D3359
Adhesive – Wet No Change after 37.8°C 24 Hrs ASTM D3359
Boiling water (METHOD 8) No Change after 100°C, 60 Min ASTM D3359
Impact resistance (NCCA) 11-5 4092 psi (28.2 Mpa) ASTM D732
Abrasive resistance 60 litres / mil min ASTM D968-81
Salt spray resistance Blister – 10 scribe 8 after 3000 hrs, salt fog & 30°C ASTM B117-85
Flexibility 1T ASTM D4145
Gloss Retention 90% after 4000 hours ASTM D2244-89
Peel off Strength 10 to 12 N-mm/mm ASTM D903

Color choice
Color shall be as per the selection of the Client /Architect

Product Warranty
All panels supplied on the project shall be warranted for a period of 10 years by the parent company American Building Technologies Inc, Denver U.S.A as per their standard Product Warranty. Material submittals shall carry a letter from ABTI confirming their willingness to provide the above warranty. The warranty shall be provided directly in the name of The Client from the Manufacturers and endorsed by the local supplier / Installer.