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[3A Composites, formerly Alusuisse Composites] A registered trademark for an Aluminum sandwich with a Low density polyethylene core. Alucobond® is an aluminum composite material, or ACM, that was first introduced in Europe in 1967 and in the U.S. in 1977. It is lightweight, strong and weather resistant. Alucobond® is sold in thickness of 3, 4 and 6 mm with a variety of surface finishes. Industrially, it is used for signs, canopies, exhibits, decks and wall panels. In museums, Alucobond® has been used for case construction and mounts.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Alucobond®; ACM; Dibond


Personal Risks


Alucobond: [SDS]

Collection Risks

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below

° Alucobond Tested in 2017 (MMA, passed)

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Aluminum sheets=Peraluman-100
  • Aluminum thickness = 0.020 inches

Resources and Citations

  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • Website address 1:
  • Website address 2: Material Explorer at (Accessed Oct 27, 2005)