ALPOLIC/fr has 10 years warranty by Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.
With its 40+ years of experience, ALPOLIC/fr paint coating is recognized as the most durable and reliable paint coating system in the external cladding field. ALPOLIC/fr have a coating finish of Lumiflon-based fluorocarbon paint as standard. We have confidence not only in the high grade of the paint itself, but also in color consistency through out the production lots.
General comparison between conventional paints and fluorocarbon paints:
ALPOLIC/fr paint coating is usually evaluated with chamber tests such as accelerated weathering, salt spray, etc. It is also checked regularly by means of actual decades-long exposure in harsh coastal climates.
ALPOLIC/fr is a fire-safe material that passes mandatory requirements for exterior and interior use in most countries. Although the core material does contain a small amount of combustible polyethylene, the main mineral ingredient does not permit the proliferation of flame and restricts the development of smoke detrimental to evacuation activities. ALPOLIC, on the other hand, is composed of 2 skins of aluminum that retard the rapid spread of fire, although less effectively than ALPOLIC/fr.
We have had extensive fire tests of ALPOLIC/fr in accordance with requirements in various countries. ALPOLIC/fr has passed the following fire tests.
Fire tests for general and external cladding material
Fire tests for other categories
Energy consumption for production It is widely known that aluminum metal requires huge amount of electricity to produce. ALPOLIC is more rigid than solid aluminum metal, and therefore it serves the same function with thinner aluminum thickness. As a result, ALPOLIC saves more than one half of electricity required for producing the solid aluminum panel of the equivalent rigidity.
Energy saving by thermal insulation After installation, ALPOLIC saves energy consumption of the building by thermal insulation effect. When ALPOLIC is used for external or internal cladding, the air space between ALPOLIC and backing wall forms a thermal insulation layer and increases the wall system’s energy conservation performance.
ALPOLIC/fr and its affiliated materials are 100% recyclable.
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