Products - NorthClad ACM - Northshore Sheet Metal, Inc

By: Northshore Sheet Metal  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Panel Systems

Northshore fabricates and installs systems from the following manufacturers:

The Substrate

  • NorthClad's extrusion attachment system is engineered to provide superior wind uplift resistance and accommodate thermal expansion.
  • Tested for air, water and structural per astm 283, 330, and 331, 508, and racking.
  • Made in the USA by union craftsmen.
  • See our design guide for details and guide specs.

The Material

  • Aluminum composite material (ACM) consists of 2 layers of aluminum, sandwiching a resin core.
  • Fire rated cores are also available.
  • Panels feature coil-coated Kynar paint, for a 20 year finish warranty.
  • NorthClad Engineered panel systems utilizes ACM from Alpolic®, Reynobond®, Alcotex® and Citadel, allowing for a wide variety of standard color and natural metal finish choices.
  • Acm provides a flat surface comparable to much thicker aluminum, at a more reasonable price. When you desire a larger panel modules or panels with greater impact resistance, aluminum composite material is the way to go.

The System

  • ACM material is back routed to allow for bending and for interlocking extrusion attachment.
  • Northclad Comp panels feature a pressure equalized rainscreen design.

Keywords: Panel Systems

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