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What is Engineered Metal Plate?

What is Engineered Metal Plate?

Metal Wall Panels (MWP) take many forms, and is not always recognized at first glance to the untrained eye. However, it is one of the most common façade cladding products in use. One of the materials used for Metal Wall Panels is Aluminum Plate.  Many elementary materials in construction now have an “Engineered Version” to improve on the benefits of ...
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All MCM Is Not Created Equal

All MCM Is Not Created Equal

The building façade industry has seen a continuous increase in the use of Metal Composite Materials (MCM). This light weight and rigid material provides and attractive appearance and is well suited to many building styles. Like any product growing in demand, more and more brands start hitting the market, and finally some companies, struggling for market share, begin to drop ...
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Statement regarding the use of polyethylene core aluminum composite materials on building facades in North America

Statement regarding the use of polyethylene core aluminum composite materials on building facades in North America

FAIRVIEW Products are distributed in many countries globally. Please be aware that FAIRVIEW product features and availability may differ between locations. Each location is independently operated by local management and ownership to ensure the individual needs of the local markets are satisfied. This statement relates to the North American market only. June 19, 2017   STATEMENT REGARDING THE USE OF POLYETHYLENE CORE ...
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Expansion and Contraction of Aluminum Composite Material

Expansion and Contraction of Aluminum Composite Material

Why is it  important to use a panel mounting system that allows for expansion and contraction of Aluminum Composite Material? Aluminum Composite material (ACM) consists of two skins of aluminum, typically 0.020″ thick each, sandwiching a core material. ACM is routed from the back to create a V-Groove, leaving a little bit of the core material on the back side of ...
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Unique Use Of Vitrabond ACM - Life-Size Replica Of Voyager 2

Unique Use Of Vitrabond ACM – Life-Size Replica Of Voyager 2

Vitrabond Aluminum Composite Material is not only limited to use on building facades! The vision of artist Peter Hennessey; ‘My Voyager’ is an actual size model of Voyager 2 - the same size, shape and form. In developing this piece, Vitrabond was utilized to assist in the creation of Peter’s vision not so much to reproduce the Voyager, but more-so ...
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