Dibond has two new materials which are a lightweight and made from a rigid aluminium composite material, which consists of a polyethylene core and aluminium cover sheets with a thickness of 0,3 mm. Both front and reverse side are coil-coated.
The first: Dibond Butlerfinish has a brushed aluminium surface which is available in new metallic surface styles: gold, copper and steel, with reverse side lacquered in metallic aluminium. The second is Dibond Decor which is a selection of aluminium composite panels with realistic wood effect finishes.
The special aluminium alloy offers increased corrosion resistance and advantages in processing. The super-polyester lacquer guarantees ideal printing properties, for screen as well as for digital printing The black PE core with UV blocker increases the UV resistance.
Three dimensional designs can be implemented easily, as the sheets can be routed and folded. This characteristic provides another crucial advantage over real woods: the material can be pre-routed, and delivered to site flat. Folding to finished shape can then be carried out by hand, with no tools, on site - in a matter of minutes. Other standard fabrication techniques including drilling, sawing and stamping, can also be employed.
It is not sensitive to dampness and temperature changes and can therefore be used in long term external and internal applications, with no need for maintenance.
Applications include fascias and wall finishes, point-of-sale displays, bars and counters, furniture and exhibitions.