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World’s thinnest composite panel. The panel’s core material can provide a hinge function.

  • Lightweight
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Threedimensional formability (hinge function)
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HYLITE® is an aluminium composite panel with a polypropylene core and aluminium cover layers.

HYLITE® , the world’s thinnest composite panel with thicknesses of 1.2 mm and 2 mm, offers another special feature: the panel’s core material can provide a hinge function, which withstands repeated bending without damage. This function is achieved by milling grooves at the same position into both outer aluminium skins. RWTÜV testing has shown that the hinge application is unimpaired even after 80.000 bends.

The sheets are used in areas like:


  • Office articles –article design e.g. high-end CD sleeves, files and books backs etc.
  • Technical manuals for the automobile industry
  • Notebook stands


  • Bicycle mudguards
  • High-end packaging
  • Suitcases
  • and so much more
Designation Value
Serie -
Material Aluminium composite sheets
Applications Displays (POS/POP), Interior Design, Furniture, Illuminated advertising, Light boxes
Specifications External medium-term (<3 years), External short-term (<1 year), Very good fire performance, Service temperature over 80°C, Low temperature resistance below -20°C, High impact strength
Processing Digital printing, Screen printing, Laminating, Laminating, Painting, Spray painting, Lacquering, Contour milling, Water jet cutting, Shearing, Sawing, Punching, Gluing, Drilling, Riveting, Screwing, Folding (V‑groove), Cold bending, Roll bending, Round bending, Hinge joint routing, Powder coating, Embossing


HYLITE®, the world’s thinnest composite panel, has been assessed in line with our MISSION: TOGETHER. RESPONSIBLE. The product currently achieves a FIVE-DOT classification with a total of 5 points.

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Recycled content

The aluminium used in the aluminium cover sheets in HYLITE® 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. All HYLITE® panels comply with the requirements in the current version of the REACH & RoHS directives.

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Fossil CO2 bound in material

As the production of aluminium and the core material polypropylene are energy-intensive, there is embedded fossil carbon in HYLITE®. HYLITE®, available in the thicknesses of 1.2 and 2 mm, is the world’s thinnest aluminium composite sheet. As a result, the energy and material used in manufacturing the material are kept to a minimum and HYLITE can contribute to reducing the carbon footprint.

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Product life cycle

Our HYLITE® sheet material is used in medium-term interior and exterior applications. The material’s good temperature resistance (up to 150°C for a limited period) makes HYLITE® the first choice for a wide number of applications.

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HYLITE® is recyclable, i.e. both the core material and the aluminium cover sheets are recycled and used to produce new material. The material can be separated by cutting it into small pieces using, e.g. granulators or shredders, and then sorting it by type for reuse or recycling. There are standard practices and specialised recycling companies for this purpose.

Surface front side Surface reverse side Thickness (mm)
Mill finish Mill finish 1.2 / 2
Clear coat Clear coat 1.2 / 2

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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