The Premier Choice for
Effortless & Effective
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 YouCan Trust
ALCOTEX®/FR Aluminum Composite Material is the premier
choice for exterior cladding that will maximize the beauty of your structure
while providing a sustainable product to prolong the life of your building.
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.
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.
|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°
|25 - 35
0-2T bend; No pick-off
No adhesion loss
No cracking or loss of adhesion
10% Muriatic Acid (15 minutes)
20% Sulfuric Acid (15 minutes)
|Acid Rain Test||Kesternich SO-2, DIN 50018||15 cycles minimum
No objectives color change
10%, 25% NaOH (1 hour)
100% R.H. @ 100°F
Passes 4,000 hours
|Salt Spray Resistance
5% Salt Fog @ 95°F
Passes 4,000 hours
10 years @ 45°, South Florida
Maximum 5 fade
10 years @ 45°, South Florida
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.
Width: 40”, 49” & 62”. Check with your local Alcotex® representative for availability.
Length: Within 196” is recommended for convenient handling and delivery.
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.
|NFPA 285 / UBC 26-9||ISMA Test -Intermediate-Scale Multistory Apparatus||Passed|
|ASTM E 119||Fire Test of Building Construction
|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:
Range: 0 to 0
|ASTM E 648 / NFPA 253||Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source||No Ignition
|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
|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|
|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
|ASTM E 90||Passed|
|Classification for Rating
|ASTM E 413||Passed|
|Shear Properties of Sandwich
|ASTM C 273||Average Shear Stress – 7.2 N/mm²
Average Shear Modulus – 0.8 N/mm²
|Flatwise Tensile Strength of
|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
|ASTM C 393||Average Shear Stress – 1.57 N/mm²|
PVDF Coating Finish
|TEST ITEM||TEST METHOD||PERFORMANCE|
|Color Uniformity||AAMA 2605||Samples must meet minimum dry-film
|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.