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Effortless & Effective
Exterior Cladding.

Alcotex® strikes the perfect balance of providing lightweight, durable, cost-effective, easy to fabricate and maintenance-free material with an equally impressive range of
colors and finishes.

Quality You
Can Trust

ALCOTEX® and ALCOTEX®/FR Aluminum Composite Material are the premier
choices for exterior cladding that will maximize the beauty of your structure
while providing a sustainable product to prolong the life of your building.

Color Options

Custom colors are also available. Please contact us to learn more.

Walnut woodgrain DM 0500
walnut
Mahogany woodgrain DM 0501
mahogany
Pure White solid DM 1101
pure-white
Yellow White solid DM 1102
yellow-white
Blue White solid DM 1103
blue-white
Ivory solid DM 1104
ivory
Light Grey solid DM 1105
light-grey
Silver Grey solid DM 1106
silver-grey
Mouse Grey solid DM 1107
mouse-grey
Dark Grey solid DM 1108
dark-grey
Ruby Red solid DM 1109
ruby-red
Pure Orange solid DM 1110
pure-orange
Signal Blue solid DM 1111
signal-blue
Emerald Green solid DM 1112
emerald-green
Pine Green solid DM 1113
pine-green
Traffic Red solid DM 1114
traffic-red
Cream White solid DM 1116
cream-white
Ascot White solid DM 1117
ascot-white
Horigon Blue solid DM 1118
horigon-blue
Raw Grey solid DM 1119
raw-grey
Black solid DM 1120
black
Lime Yellow solid DM 1121
lime-yellow
Silver mica DM 1201
silver
Bright Silver mica DM 1202
bright-silver
Champagne mica DM 1203
champagne
Gold mica DM 1204
gold
Wine Red mica DM 1205
wine-red
Jade mica DM 1206
jade
Copper Penny mica DM 1207
copper-penny
Dark Champagne mica DM 1208
dark-champagne
Medium Bronze mica DM 1209
medium-bronze
Metallic Bright Silver metallic DM 1301
metallic-bright-silver
Metallic Champagne metallic DM 1302
metallic-champagne
Metallic Medium Grey metallic DM 1303
metallic-medium-grey

ACM Features
& Benefits

There are multiple features and benefits in using Alcotex® aluminum composite material. The ability to have design flexibility partnered with an extremely lightweight and rigid material that offers an endless choice of high performance finishes are just a few. Please contact us directly for more information.

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Product Data

Coating Specifications

Alcotex® is coil coated with a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVdF) coating containing a minimum of 70% KYNAR 500®/HYLAR 5000® resins which meets or exceeds AAMA 2605 and AAMA 620 performance requirements.

  • ASTM: American Society for
    Testing and Materials
  • Kynar 500 is a registered trademark of Arkema Inc.
  • Kynar 5000 is a registered trademark of Solvay Plastics.
PROPERTIES TEST METHOD PERFORMANCE
Dry Film Thickness ASTM D1400 0.20 mil primer coat
0.80 mil color chart
0.50 mil clear coat (3 coat system)
Specular Glass @ 60°
Pencil Hardness
Flexibility T-bend
Adhesion
Reverse Impact
ASTM D523
ASTM D3363
ASTM D4145
ASTM D3359
ASTM D1308
25 - 35
HB Minimum
0-2T bend; No pick-off
No adhesion loss
No cracking or loss of adhesion
Acid Resistance
10% Muriatic Acid (15 minutes)
20% Sulfuric Acid (15 minutes)

ASTM D1308
ASTM D1308

No effect
No effect
Acid Rain Test Kesternich SO-2, DIN 50018 15 cycles minimum
No objectives color change
Alkali Resistance
10%, 25% NaOH (1 hour)

ASTM D1308

No effect
Humidity Resistance
100% R.H. @ 100°F

ASTM D2247

Passes 4,000 hours
Salt Spray Resistance
5% Salt Fog @ 95°F

ASTM B117

Passes 4,000 hours
Color Retention
10 years @ 45°, South Florida

ASTM D2244

Maximum 5 fade
Chalk Resistance
10 years @ 45°, South Florida

ASTM D4214

Maximum 8 chalk

2 COAT (SOLID & MICA COLORS)

Both of these 2 coat finishes will typically consist of a 0.2 mil primer coat and a 0.8 mil color coat for a nominal dry film thickness of 1.0 mil.

3 COAT (METALLIC COLORS)

These 3 coat finishes will typically consist of a 0.2 mil primer coat, 0.8 mil color coat and a 0.5 mil clear coat for a nominal dry film thickness of 1.5 mil.

SRI / LRV

Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) numbers indicate how well the material reflects back instead of absorbing radiant energy and how well it radiates absorbed heat back into the environment.

Light Reflectance Value (LRV) numbers indicate the percentage of visible light reflected by the surface.

DIMENSIONS

Thickness: 4mm standard with 3mm & 6mm also available.

Width: 40”, 49” & 62”. Check with your local Alcotex® representative for availability.

Length: No limit. Within 196” is recommended for convenient handling and delivery.

Testing Data

Alcotex® and Alcotex®/FR aluminum composite material has been extensively tested at fully accredited testing facilities in North America.

These test results meet or exceed the current testing requirements that should be expected to give the customer full confidence in selecting Alcotex® for their project. All of the fire rated and product test data reports are available to review upon request.

Testing Data

Fire Rated

STANDARD SUBJECT RESULT
NFPA 285 / UBC 26-9 ISMA Test -Intermediate-Scale Multistory Apparatus Passed
ASTM E 119 Fire Test of Building Construction
and Materials
One and Two hour rated wall assembly successfully passed
ASTM E 84 Surface Burning Characteristics
of Building Materials
Flame Spread Index: 0
Smoke Developed Index: ≤ 5
UPITT Toxicity Test Investigation of the Toxic Potency of Combustion Products Passed
UBC 26-3 Form Plastic System Passed
ASTM E 162
Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source Flame Spread Index:
Average: 0
Range: 0 to 0
ASTM E 648 / NFPA 253 Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source No Ignition
No Smoke
ASTM D 1929 Determining Ignition Temperature of Plastics Spontaneous Ignition Temperature:
STI: 450°C (842°F)
Flash Ignition Temperature:
FTI: 440°C (824°F)
ASTM D 635 Time of Burning of Self-Supporting Plastics in a Horizontal Position No Average Time Burning (ATB)
No Average Extent of Burning (AEB)
ASTM E 662 Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials Flaming: 18.20
Non-flaming: 0.69
ASTM D 2015 Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke by the Adiabatic Bomb Calorimeter 4,080 BTU/lb.
CAN/ULC S102 Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies Flame Spread Index: 0
Smoke Developed Index: 0
CAN/ULC S134 Standard Method of Fire Test of Exterior Wall Assemblies Passed

Testing Data

General Property

TEST PROCEDURE TEST METHOD PERFORMANCE
Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus ASTM C 518 Resistance = 0.071 m² ˙ K / Watt
Conductivity = 14.085 Watt / m² ˙ K
Deflection of Temperature of Plastics
under Flexural Load
ASTM D 648 Average Heat Deflection Temperature
Under Load at 0.010” deflection is 203.5°C
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between -30°C and 30°C ASTM D 696 Average Thermal Expansion/Contraction is 2.51 x 10-5 mm/mm°C
Tension Testing of Metallic Materials – Yield Strength ASTM E8 Average 43.1 N/mm²
Tension Testing of Metallic Materials – Tensile Strength ASTM E8 Average 55.1 N/mm²
Tension Testing of Metallic Materials – Elongation ASTM E8 Average 13.54%
Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of
Building Partitions
ASTM E 90 Passed
Classification for Rating
Sound Insulation
ASTM E 413 Passed
Shear Properties of Sandwich
Core Materials
ASTM C 273 Average Shear Stress – 7.2 N/mm²
Average Shear Modulus – 0.8 N/mm²
Flatwise Tensile Strength of
Sandwich Construction
ASTM C 297 Average Tensile Strength – 7.4 N/mm²
Climbing Drum Peel for Adhesives ASTM D 1781 Average Peak Climbing Drum Peel:
Strength – 237.7 N˙mm/mm width
Flexural Properties of
Sandwich Constructions
ASTM C 393 Average Shear Stress – 1.57 N/mm²

Testing Data

PVDF Coating Finish

TEST ITEM TEST METHOD PERFORMANCE
Color Uniformity AAMA 2605 Samples must meet minimum dry-film
thickness requirements.
Specular Gloss (60º) ASTM D 523 Using a 60 degree gloss meter, the samples must meet minimum dry film thickness requirements. Gloss values shall be within ± 5 units of the manufacturer’s specification.
Dry Film Hardness ASTM D 3363 HB minimum using Eagle Turquoise Pencil.
No rupture of film.
Flexibility: T-Bend ASTM D 4145 1-T
Adhesion – Dry, Wet, and Boiling Water ASTM D 3359 Coating shall not pick off when subjected to a grid of 11 cuts x 11 cuts that are 1mm apart and taped with #600 Scotch Tape.
Impact Resistance ASTM D 2794 Using a Gardner Variable Impact Tester with 5/8” mandrel, the coating must withstand reverse impact
of 1.5 in-lb per mil substrate thickness. Coating shall adhere tightly to metal when subjected to #600
Scotch Tape pick-off test.
Abrasion Resistance ASTM D 968 Using the falling sand method, the Abrasion Coefficient Value shall be a minimum of 40.
Mortar Resistance ASTM C 207 Mortar prepared with 75 grams of building lime, 225 grams of dry sand, and approx. 100 grams of water shall dislodge easily from the painted surface. There shall be no loss of film adhesion or visual change.
Chalk Resistance ASTM D 659 Chalking is measured on an exposed, unwashed painted surface and be no more than that represented by a No. 8 rating.
Chemical Resistance ASTM D 1308



ASTM D 1308



ASTM D 2244
Utilizing 10% Muriatic Acid for an exposure time of 15 minutes, there shall be no loss of film adhesion or visual change when viewed by the unaided eye.

Utilizing 20% Sulfuric Acid for an exposure time of 18 hours, there shall be no loss of film adhesion or visual change when viewed by the unaided eye.

Utilizing 70% reagent grade Nitric Acid vapor for an exposure time of 30 minutes, there is a maximum color change of 5 Delta E units.

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