Aluminum Composite Panel Installation

Aluminum composite panel is widely used for external cladding and some interior surfaces, it is used mainly for signage. Both materials are also used for civil works and other miscellaneous applications. In order to install aluminum composite materials in these applications, many advanced methods have been proposed and improved on for years. We will introduce some of the most common methods of aluminum composite panel installation below.


Product characteristics

  • Light weight, the intensity is high, easy to maintain, cut bend, arch and install. The panel average weight is 3.5 – 5.5 kg/sqm.
  • Extremely good for the weathering resistance, acidity, alkaline resistance, thermal insulation, acoustic insulation and damping.
  • The surface is dust proof treated, smooth and flat and easy to maintain; just use neutral cleaner and water can totally renew the panel.
  • The aluminum surface is tough, the core PE panel is flexible, therefore the panel has high impact resistance.
  • Fireproof and noise absorptive. The PE core absorbs noise and the aluminum resists fire.

Specific Aluminum composite panel installation methods


CategoryApplicationName of acp cladding installation methodNo.
ExteriorExternal wall cladding (1)External wall cladding-wet sealant joint1
External wall cladding (2)External wall cladding-hanging method2
External wall cladding (3)External wall cladding-dry gasket joint3
External wall cladding (4)External wall cladding-narrow open joint4
Roof coveringRoof covering5
SpandrelSpandrel back panel of glass curtain wall6
Sunshade or corniceSunshade or cornice7
InteriorInternal wall claddingInternal wall cladding-hanging method8
Interior column coverInterior column cover with Z-flange system9
Interior partitionInterior partition panel in factory10
CeilingCeiling panel with non-penetrating rivet11
OthersRoof panelRoof of pedestrian passage12
ParapetParapet and soffit for renovation13
SignboardCorporate shop front signboard14

  • External wall cladding – wet sealant joint

This installation system, with tray type (rout and return) panels and sealing joints, is one of the most common methods and it is available for a wide range of new buildings and renovation projects. After fixing acp panels on the substructure, then apply a suitable sealing material to the joints inorder to ensure water-tightness.

  • External wall cladding – hanging method

The hanging system is also one of the most common fixing methods. It simplifies the installation work at the construction site and hence we can shorten the installation period. It is easy to loosen the movement due to thermal expansion/contraction with this method, because panels are not tightly fastened to the sub-frame but are simply suspended.

  • External wall cladding – dry gasket joint

In this method, we use gaskets in the joints instead of sealants. The durability of EPDM gaskets is comparable to that of the sealant, in addition, the gasket joint reduces the amount of dirt or stain on the aluminum composite panel surface.

  • External wall cladding – narrow open joint

Generally, this kind of method is suitable for Stone and Timber-patterned aluminum composite panels in which narrow joints between the panels are aesthetically effective. According to need, we apply a sealing material or EPDM gasket to the joints

  • Roof covering

Aluminum composite panels has been used for roof covering in prestigious projects such as airports and stadiums. In
roof applications, we install a water gutter or waterproof sheets behind the ALPOLIC/fr panels so that
leaked water can drain outside.

  • Spandrel back panel of glass curtain wall

Glass curtain walls sometimes need an opaque spandrel panel (back panel) behind glass for aesthetic and energy-saving purpose. The spandrel back panels behind the glass must be very durable especially to UV exposure, because it is hard to replace them after the building is completed.


Installation methodsSection drawingInstallation methodsSection drawing
Angel and Seal:

3.Angel Aluminum;
4.Angel Aluminum;
6.Silicon sealant;

External Panel:

4.Angel Steel;
5.Steel plate strip.


2.Angel support;
3.Steel strip;
6.Bullen screw;
7.Bearing strut;
Steel angel.

Internal Corner:

4.Steel angel;
5.Bullen screw.

Joint of Ceiling:

2.Building top;
3.Angel support;
4.Angel support;
5.Steel angel;
8.Bullen screw;
9.Build in anchor or expanding bolt.


2.Angel support;
3.Angel steel;
6.Plastic lining bar;
7.Bullen screw;
8.Bearing strut.

This article introduced the specific aluminum composite panel installation methods, hope this information is useful for you, we are leading manufacture of aluminum composite panels, we provide high quality aluminum composite panel with reasonable price. If you want more information about the aluminum composite panel installation, please feel free to contact us.