Elval Colour’s etalbond A2 aluminium composite panel has an incombustible mineral core sandwiched between two thin layers of coated aluminium. As the name would suggest, it’s rated A2 for incombustibility under the strict European Standard EN 13501-1 classification.
EN 13501-1 also classes etalbond A2 as s1 for lowest possible smoke emission and d0 for no droplets when the panel is exposed to fire.
While etalbond A2 cannot entirely prevent all building fires from taking hold, the panels themselves will not actively contribute to combustion, playing a significant part in slowing its spread.
etalbond A2 is highly customisable
This makes it ideal for high-rise structures of over 20m in height, as 23m is typically the maximum reachable height of fire departments, and those with high visitation and occupancy, like hospitals, schools and workplaces. etalbond A2 is rigid and durable, with good insulating properties which help make buildings more energy efficient.
etalbond A2 is also less brittle than rival aluminium composite panels, meaning it can be formed and curved in a variety of different shapes to suit a range of architectural visions.
It has been used in the construction of buildings like the Park Avenue offices in Warsaw, Poland, the BSR office park and Danish College in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the Unirii View building in Bucharest, Romania. It’s available in a wide variety of colours and textures and is fully recyclable and environmentally friendly.
These panels can be ordered in standard widths of 1,250mm and 1,500mm, with 1,000mm and 2,000mm widths available on request. They come with a standard length of 3.2m, but can be ordered in lengths from 1,000mm to 13,000mm.
Elval Colour is one of the only companies in the world able to produce A2 quality core for their composite panels in-house, meaning it can guarantee oversight of the entire supply chain.
Elval Colour is virtually integrated into the Hellenic Aluminium Industry, meaning the casting and rolling of the aluminium coil, surface coating and manufacturing of the aluminium composite panel is all carried out by the same group.