Building on the success of products such as Dibond, Reynobond, Etalbond, Skybond and Alupanel, Blackburns has developed its own range of ACM, which the company believes is 'superior to other products and is at the cutting edge of technology'.
Blackburns Aluminium Composite Panel (BCP) is particularly suitable for sign and display applications due to its 'high strength, rigidity and durability'. This rigidity is achieved by its construction, which comprises a polythene core sandwiched between two thin aluminium sheets.
This combination of the materials and manufacturing process provides a product that can be up to a third of the weight for the same rigidity of more traditional paneling products.
All Blackburns' composite panels are available pre-finished in polyester paint, and offer a five year product guarantee. BCP can be supplied in full sheets or each sheet can be cut to bespoke sizes and shapes or manufactured into Sign Trays.
Guy Hammond, National Product Manager-Signs with Blackburns said:
"The Blackburns Composite panel is a very welcome addition to our product offering and has already been in demand from sign makers. Our customers report that it is particularly useful for applications where potential theft is a problem because, unlike alternative metal sheet materials, BCP has no residual scrap value, and is therefore less likely to be taken.
"One particular grade to highlight is the Blackburns Composite Traffic Panel which is specifically aimed at the road traffic sign market. This has been achieved in conjunction with composite manufacturers and expertise within our own organisation, which has over thirty years experience of supplying metal substrates to the road traffic sector.
"The BCP Traffic panel complies to the road traffic regulations of BS EN 128891/2007 that requires the product to be tested to make sure it meets all the tests required, it also has a 12 year warranty."