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DIBOND® BUTLERFINISH®

BRUSHED ALUMINIUM LOOK IN STYLISH, CONTEMPORARY COLOURS.

Embossed surface, finished with a brushed aluminum effect, gives a distinctive and exclusive effect.

  • High-quality, brushed surface
  • Excellent printing results
  • Optimum processing parameters
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  • FIVE-DOT-MISSION
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A special process creates the unique brushed appearance of BUTLERFINISH® surfaces. By running the cover plate through rollers, the surface is embossed and given a brushed aluminium effect before being finished with a clear lacquer. The distinctive and exclusive brushed aluminium effect is in high demand for applications in areas such as store design, furniture construction, high-grade POS / POP applications and as a substrate for advertising applications. Whether for interior or exterior use, flat or three-dimensionally shaped – its wide-range of processing options, such as routing, folding, bending and roll-bending, allow creative designs to be implemented effectively and aesthetically.

The brushed aluminium effect is also available in a selection of colours: steel, gold, copper, rosé and anthracite.

Designation Value
Brand DIBOND®
Serie BUTLERFINISH®
Material Aluminium composite sheets
Applications Displays (POS/POP), Signage, Lettering, Shop design, Shop window decoration, Interior Design, Furniture, Partitions, Cladding, Exhibition design, Exhibition technology, Illuminated advertising, Light boxes
Specifications External long-term (>3 years), Low temperature resistance below -20°C, High impact strength, Established recycling procedures
Processing Digital printing, Screen printing, Laminating, Laminating, Painting, Spray painting, Lacquering, Contour milling, Water jet cutting, Shearing, Sawing, Punching, Gluing, Drilling, Riveting, Screwing, Hot-air welding, Folding (V‑groove), Cold bending, Roll bending, Round bending, Engraving

DIBOND® FIVE-DOT-MISSION

DIBOND®, the original aluminium composite panel for the visual communication market, has been assessed in line with our MISSION: TOGETHER. RESPONSIBLE. The product currently achieves a FIVE-DOT classification with a total of 7 points.

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Recycled content

We have already completely replaced virgin materials in the core of our DIBOND® panels with recycled LDPE, and this means we are able to make an important contribution to closed-loop recycling. By using recycled core material, approximately 6,700 metric tons of LDPE virgin material can be saved every year. We work with selected European suppliers to source recycled LDPE of a consistently high quality. Continuous quality assurance is an essential part of this process for us. What is more, all DIBOND® panels comply with the requirements in the current version of the REACH & RoHS directives. Not only is DIBOND® core material recycled, the aluminium used in our aluminium cover sheets is also in part recycled. Aluminium is one of the materials best suited to recycling because regardless of how often it is recycled, there are no detrimental effects on its material properties. We intend to increase the proportion of recycled aluminium in our cover sheets in the future.

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Fossil CO2 bound in the material

As the production of aluminium and the core material polyethylene are energy-intensive, there is embedded fossil carbon in DIBOND®. Using recycled LDPE, has already significantly reduced the CO2 footprint. Changing electricity generating methods for aluminium production is another means of reducing the amount of fossil carbon.

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Product life cycle

Our high-quality, durable DIBOND® panels are used for long-term indoor and outdoor applications. In terms of weather resistance, the full range of selection criteria advocate the use of DIBOND®. The panels are temperature resistant from -50°C to +80°C, waterproof and UV-resistant. The composite structure of a DIBOND® panel comprises aluminium cover sheets which are particularly corrosion resistant. Depending on where the panel is installed, customers report a service life of up to 20 years.

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Recyclability

DIBOND® is completely recyclable, i.e. both the core material and the aluminium cover sheets are recycled and used to produce new material. There are different methods to separate the material components from the composite. We are the first manufacturer of aluminium composite panels in Europe to have established a recycling system for the return of our aluminium composite materials in Germany in April 2023. Collecting and recycling the material is carried out in cooperation with our strong partners in the A|U|F e.V.. This association of German metal construction companies, system houses and other companies, organizes a closed-loop recycling system to deal with the aluminium used in the window, door and façade sectors. Initially, the option of returning our aluminium composite panels will start in Germany and will soon be extended to include other European countries.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please get in touch with your known 3A Composites contact or send us a message.

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Surface front side Surface reverse side Thickness (mm)
BUTLERFINISH® Mill finish 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® steel Mill finish 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® gold Mill finish 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® copper Mill finish 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® rosé Mill finish 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® anthracite Mill finish 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® anthracite BUTLERFINISH® rosé 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® BUTLERFINISH® 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® steel BUTLERFINISH® steel 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® gold BUTLERFINISH® gold 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® copper BUTLERFINISH® copper 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® rosé BUTLERFINISH® rosé 2 – 6
BUTLERFINISH® anthracite BUTLERFINISH® anthracite 2 – 6
Combinations of above mentioned finishes Combinations of above mentioned finishes 2 – 6

For more detailed information on our product range (e.g. formats, additional colours/thicknesses, textures), please contact us. We are looking forward to helping you.

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