ALUCORE COMPOSITE - LIGHTWEIGHT & DURABLE
ALUCORE® IS A LOW WEIGHT HIGHLY RIGID FULLY RECYCLABLE ALUMINIUM SANDWICH PANEL
Railway rolling stock manufacturers turn to innovative products such as Alucore® to minimise vehicle weight to deliver improved vehicle performance, efficiency, durability and range. Weight reduction is a particular challenge where alternative traction systems such as hydrogen, battery and hybrid systems are integrated into vehicle designs.
Alucore® – composite panels offer high level of stiffness with minimised weight combined with extraordinary flatness and high formability. The Aluminium honeycomb core provides unmatched noise, fire and end-of-life recyclability performance.
In contrast to conventional honeycomb composite panels, the system components, i.e. the “aluminium core” and the coil-coated “aluminium cover sheets” are bonded in a continuous process. The advantages are product quality and surface evenness; the material does not become brittle-hard and shows tough and resilient properties with an excellent peel strength.
ADVANTAGES OF ALUCORE
- Highly rigid with low weight
- Visually appealing, even surfaces
- Well-suited for covering with a wide variety of surfaces finishes / coatings
- Good air-borne sound insulation
- Fully recyclable
- Easy to use and process
- Excellent low-weight alternative to conventional construction sheet materials
- Approvals for demanding applications
- A variety of different thicknesses available
- Short delivery times
- Cut to size on request
The wide variety of processing options finishes and sizes make it ideal for lightweight rolling stock applications from doors, to floors, walls to ceilings and many more besides.
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