- ALPOLIC Dept.
Aluminum Composite Material (ACM)ALPOLIC™
We launched the ALPOLIC business in 1971 and major applications were for sign boards and housing materials around that time. ALPOLIC has been recognized in its advantages of high rigidity and superior flatness since the beginning. In the 1980s, we set up a continuous coating line for aluminum coils, and thanks to the coating quality, the features of ALPOLIC were upgraded. Since the 1990s when we completed the improvement of fire retardant plastic core material, ALPOLIC has been widely used as a wall cladding material instead of a solid aluminum panel. In the early 2000s, we started to develop stainless and titanium composite sheets and also added many other color options of our products to meet demand for more attractive designs. Mitsubishi Chemical's ALPOLIC has been in the confidence of customers over 40 years around the world and continues to be a world leading ACM.
- Lightweight and high rigidity
Lightweight and rigid material enables weight saving.
- Corrosion and weather resistance
The surface finish has excellent corrosion and weather resistance and the material is suitable for decorative use.
- Finish quality
Consistent finish quality is secured by a continuous coil coating system.
- Heat insulation, sound absorption, and vibration damping
A composition of the sandwiched structure provides less thermal conductivity, better sound absorption, and vibration damping properties.
High rigidity derives superior flat panel.
- Variety of finishes
Stone, timber, and natural metal look finishes are available.
- Easy processing and fabrication
It is easy to cut, bend, and fasten with conventional machines and tools for processing and fabrication.
- Fire safety
ACM with fire-retardant core (fr core)
Superior water or moisture resistance to steel or wood
- Easy and economical maintenance
Clean surface can last with simple cleaning and it will reduce running costs for the maintenance.
- Impact resistance
It is hard to break under impact load comparing with other board or sheet materials e.g. made of calcium silicate, cement, plaster and plastic.
ALPOLIC is a recyclable material.
ALPOLIC is used many different applications due to its various characteristics. From the added safety of our fire-retardant core product to our color variations through the use of high-quality, highly durable coatings as well as our mirror finish options and variety of available metal materials, we continue to improve our products to keep our customers satisfied.
Our products are compliant with fire prevention standards in many countries and are used in many applications including some of the most famous landmarks in each country.
We offer an extensive lineup of attractive products in different styles such as metallic, woodgrain, marble, and mirror finish.
Exterior Building and Roof Materials
Our products are used in roofs as a non-combustible material for carports, bicycle ports, passageway shelters, and so on.
Our products are used for signage area such as gasoline stations and car dealerships.
The ALPOLIC Business of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group has a global sales operation with offices in Asia, Europe, and North America. ALPOLIC products are manufactured in Japan at our Ueda Plant in Nagano Prefecture, in North America at our Virgina Plant, and in Europe at our Wiesbaden Plant in Germany.
ALPOLIC™/fr RF and ALPOLIC™ RF
The ALPOLIC surface is anodized and given a reflective finish. This reflective material will not break like glass. It is also lightweight and easy to fabricate. This product is ideal for interior, altenatives of full-length mirror, and display applications.
This product combines a foamed plastic core with an extremely thin aluminum skin to achieve further improvements in weight and cost reduction. This also enables the material to be easily cut, drilled, and otherwise fabricated. Being light and also highly rigid, this material is often used in face panels for doors, signs, and equipment covers.