Dibond Composite Sheet


DIBOND was originally developed over 20 years ago by the inventors of the first Aluminium Composite sheet, Alucobond, as a product for the display and signage markets.

Over the years the development of DIBOND has enabled it to be seen as a solution for a vast array of different industries.  The number of high quality and decorative surfaces has enabled DIBOND to be used in areas such as furniture design, shop fitting, bar and restaurant fit outs and exhibition stands. Quality meets Design!
 
Technical Information
  • Thickness of aluminium layers 0.30mm.
  •  Core polyethylene, type LDPE.
  •  Surface: lacquering - modified polyester lacquer system.
  •  Temperature resistance from -50 degrees C to +80 degrees C.
  •  Aluminium grade premium A1Mg aluminium alloy.
  •  Paint finish up to 7 years.
 
 Available in the following sheet sizes:
 
Colours: matt / matt
2500mm x 1250mm x 3mm
 
Colours: gloss / matt
3050mm x 1500mm x 3mm      PLEASE CHECK WITH SALES OFFICE FOR SHEET SIZES CURRENTLY  AVAILABLE IN THE UK
 
White: matt / matt
2440 x 1220mm x 2mm, 3mm, 4mm
3050mm x 1500mm x 2mm, 3mm, 4mm
 
White: gloss / matt
3050mm x 1500mm x 3mm
 
Colours available are as follows:
 Platinum White, Black RAL9017, Blue RAL5002, Red RAL3020, Ivory RAL1015, Yellow RAL1023, Green RAL6002, Green RAL 6005.
 
 
 
 
 
DIBOND butlerfinish (available in Butlerfinish, Butlerfinish gold, Butlerfinish steel and Butlerfinish copper)
The attractive and unique brushed appearance of DIBOND butlerfinish  is produced by running the cover plate through rollers that emboss the surface to give a brushed aluminium effect.  To protect the surface, the coil is then stove enamelled with a clear lacquer, this allows the brushed aluminium effect to remain visible, but ensures no degradation of the surface.  This vibrant effect finds its natural home in areas such as shop fitting, in-store design, furniture construction, high quality POS/POP applications and of course signage applications.  This product can be used for both interior and exterior applications, and its ability to be used either 2D or 3D, along with processing possibilities such as rolling, routing, bending and bevelling allow it to be the perfect substrate for creating new designs. 
 
 Features at a glance
  • Embossed brushed effect
  • Characteristic structure
  • Excellent results with screenprinting and direct digital printing
  • Clearly varnished surface (pigmented varnishes have a reduced UV resistance)
  • Optimum processing parameters
 Available in the following standard formats
(Front : butlerfinish, Reverse : metallic-aluminium)
2500 x 1250 x 2mm
2500 x 1250 x 3mm
2500 x 1250 x 4mm
3050 x 1250 x 2mm
3050 x 1250 x 3mm
3050 x 1250 x 4mm
4050 x 1250 x 2mm
4050 x 1250 x 3mm
4050 x 1250 x 4mm
2500 x 1500 x 2mm                    
PLEASE CHECK WITH SALES OFFICE FOR SHEET SIZES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN THE UK
2500 x 1500 x 3mm
2500 x 1500 x 4mm
3050 x 1500 x 2mm
3050 x 1500 x 3mm
3050 x 1500 x 4mm
4050 x 1500 x 2mm
4050 x 1500 x 3mm
4050 x 1500 x 4mm
 
 
DIBOND anodized surfaces
In a special procedure, the surfaces of DIBOND eloxal are provided with an anodic coating thickness of 5 micron or 10 micron and are therefore clearly harder when compared with lacquer systems.  Due to its corrosion resistance and robustness, DIBOND eloxal can be used everywhere where particular robustness is required.  The especially authentic metal effect of the material ensures consistently high quality visuals, particularly with interior applications.  DIBOND eloxal is therefore predominantly used for decorative surfaces in shop, furniture and trade fair constructions, for product advertisements at POP counters and displays. This product can be processed in the same ways as standard DIBOND.  With round bends, however, large bending radii must be applied to make sure that the anodic layer doesn't break.  For routing and folding technique we recommend the use of varnished surfaces.
 
Features at a glance
  • Anodized on each side
  • Abrasion proof and scratch resistant
  • No finger print markings left on the surface
  • Safe when used with food products
  • Highly suited to screen printing
  • For interior uses
Dibond Anodised available in the following standard formats
2500 x 1250 x 3mm
2500 x 1250 x 4mm
3050 x 1250 x 3mm    
PLEASE CHECK WITH SALES OFFICE FOR SHEET SIZES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN THE UK
3050 x 1250 x 4mm
3100 x 1525 x 4mm
3100 x 4100 x 4mm
 
 
DIBOND FR
Many applications in the private and public sector require materials to conform to certified fire performance.  For these applications we have developed DIBOND FR a composite panel with two aluminium cover layers and a mineral core - as a result of which this composite product has been given the fire classification "Fire Retardant" meeting classification class B s1, d0 according to EN 13501-1, the new European standard norm. This classification is achieved without the addition of halogenated fire retardants, making the material non-toxic.
DIBOND FR can be used in a variety of applications, wherever increased fire protection regulations are in place: airports, metros, trade fair halls, shopping malls, public buildings, shops and interior panelling or guidance systems using displays and signs.
This product can be processed in the same way as other DIBOND sheets, apart from hot air welding, making it suitable for both flat and 3D applications.
 
Features at a glance
  • Flame retardant (classification B,s1,d0 according to EN 13501-1
  • Core with mineral core, without halogenated fire retardants - non toxic
  • All well-known processing possibilities (except hot air welding)
  • Excellent performance, including with bending and mill cutting technology
DIBOND FR available in the following standard formats 
(Front : platinum white, Reverse : platinum white)
3050 x 1500 x 3mm
3050 x 1500 x 4mm    
PLEASE CHECK  WITH SALES OFFICE FOR SHEET SIZES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN THE UK
4050 x 1500 x 3mm
4050 x 1500 x 4mm
 
 
DIBOND mirror
The reflective DIBOND surface for the display area boasts similar reflective attributes to a conventional glass mirror - but it doesn't break and it only weighs about half as much.  DIBOND mirror creates more light and reflection transparency indoors and is therefore the first choice in the interior designs of shops, hotels, bars and other places of leisure.  It is also popular in the area of trade fair design and for applications in public buildings where safetly takes precendence.  Thanks to its  printability using screen printing and direct digital printing or through laser printing, DIBOND mirror can also be optimally used to carry advertising messages.  In terms of processing, DIBOND mirror boasts almost the same qualities as standard DIBOND, however it only allows for limited folding or bending.
DIBOND mirror picks up points when it is compared with mirrors which are made out of plastic because the surface of the mirror does not flake off when cut to size.  In terms of mounting, it is noteworthy that DIBOND mirror is less sensitive to pressure than glass, which often shatters when it is tightly mounted, and that it is also less sensitive to warping at fastening points or temperature distortion.
 
Features at a glance
  • Similar reflective quality to a conventional glass mirror
  • Break resistant and low weight advantages
  • Surface of mirror does not flake when cutting
  • Less sensitive to warping
  • More resistant to temperature distortion
  • Highly printable using screen or digital printing
  • Different product versions for internal or external uses
 DIBOND mirror available in the following standard formats
 (Front : mirror Reverse : metallic-aluminium
2500 x 1250 x 3mm
2500 x 1250 x 4mm
3050 x 1250 x 3mm   
PLEASE CHECK  WITH SALES OFFICE FOR SHEET SIZES AVAILABLE IN THE UK
3050 x 1250 x 4mm
4050 x 1250 x 3mm
4050 x 1250 x 4mm
 
 
DIBOND digital 
This product is the first aluminium composite material with a laquer system that is optimised for direct to substrate digital printing.  The surface of the new DIBOND digital provides enhanced ink adhesion for UV-curing and solvent based inks.  The combination of both the enhanced ink adhesion and the extreme flatness of the panel make it not only possible to be printed with very fine structures and lines but also allows an increased printing speed.  This product is UV resistant and can be used with temperatures up to 80 degree C resulting in two remarkable advantages. Firstly, the UV lamps would not cause any distortion and secondly, the material can be used outside being resistant to any temperature change.  Therefore DIBOND digital is widely specified for both internal and external signs in advertising campaigns, exhibitions and event marketing, photomounting as well as for hoardings and where ever there is the need for high quality imaging and long service life.  Compared to standard DIBOND, this products comes with 0.2mm aluminium layers making it ideal for place applications.  For large size signage and complex processing we recommend to use DIBOND with 0.3mm aluminium layers.  Otherwise this product can be processed just as standard DIBOND.
 
Features at a glance
  • 0.2mm aluminium layers
  • New lacquer system with enhanced ink adhesion optimised for direct to substrate digital printing
  • Increased printing speed possible
  • UV resistant and resistant to temperature changes -50 degree - +80 degree C
  • Perfect for outdoor use
  • Perfect printing results - Cross Hatch Test = 0
  • Extremely flat, strong and rigid
DIBOND digital available in the following standard formats
(Front : white Reverse : white)
2500 x 1250 x 2mm
2500 x 1250 x 3mm                           
 PLEASE CHECK WITH SALES OFFICE FOR SHEET SIZES AVAILABLE IN THE UK
3050 x 1500 x 2mm
3050 x 1500 x 3mm
 
 
 
 
ATTENTION NEW DIBOND PRODUCTS
 
 DIBOND decor, is a selection of aluminium composite panels with realistic wood effect finishes.  Designers looking for a sustainable, durable and easy-to-fabricate alternative to hardwoods will appreciate this new development.  Compared to real wood, DIBOND decor 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. 
Three dimensional designs can be implemented easily, as the sheets can be routed and folded like other DIBOND products.  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.
DIBOND decor is an excellent material for direct-to-substrate screen and digital printing, making it suitable for presenting images and advertising messages.  It is ideal for use in design schemes for all kinds of commercial, retail and leisure facilities.  Typical applications include fascias and wall finishes, point of sale, bars and counters etc.
 
Features at a glance
  • resistant to temperature changes between -50 degree up to +80 degree C
  • Low weight compared to real wood saving efforts, costs with handling,transport and installation
  • Highly suited to direct-to-substrate digital printing
  • Optimum processing parameters - including easy bending
  • No maintenance costs
 
Available in dark wood ( Wenge) and light wood (Maple)
Sheet size 3050 x 1500 x 3mm
 
DIBOND Stucco is an aluminium composite panel with a distinctive and special finish, combining the uneven raised texture of traditional stucco plaster, with a highly reflective surface.  This is achieved by a special aluminium cover layer which is anodised after embossing.  the result is a surface which is extremely hard wearing and conforms to food grade materials specifications.
Under lighting, DIBOND Stucco provides an eye-catching, shimmering effect, with points of light reflected by the uneven surface.  It is also extremely tactile and resistant to marking, making it suitable for applications where human contact may frequently occur.  This product is ideal for use is design schemes for all kinds of commercial, retail and leisure facilities. Typical applications include bars and counters, fascias and wall finishes, and can be processed using techniques such as sawing, drilling, routing and folding to form three dimensional items. 
However due to this products special surface structure, DIBOND Stucco is not suitable for printing, laminating or CNC milling.  Fixing and bonding can be carried out, using special techniques which allow for the surface texture.
 
Features at a glance
  • Special finish, combining raised texture with highly reflective surface, anodized
  • 3D effect
  • Scratch resitant
  • Indoor use
  • Due to special surface structure not suitable for printing, laminating or CNC milling
 
Available in sheet size 3050 x 1250 x 3mm 
 
At the present time not all of these finishes are available in the UK.
Please telephone our office to find up to date availability.
 
 
 
 
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Please contact us for further information.
 
SEE ALSO OUR SKYBOND ALUMINIUM COMPOSITE RANGE OF MATERIALS

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