Aluminium composite panels are lightweight cladding panels ideal for external facades and fasciae. Vitrabond panels are specifically designed to improve aesthetic appeal of buildings thanks to their enhanced forming and installation options.

Vitra Composite Panel Range

Our core product Vitrabond consists of a fire rated (FR) or limited combustibility (A2) core enclosed between two aluminium skins. This simple concept offers an incredible strength to weight ratio, stability, high weather resistance, outstanding surface flatness and high workability. Well established in the market, Vitrabond is recognised by Architects, Builders and Installers as the superior cladding panel solution. With our large stock levels, unlimited colour range, and our continual product development, we are readily available to meet your requirements. Order a Sample Today or read more about the product and the Valcan Service.

The Valcan Service

We offer a complete service to the end user. We offer panels, delivery and fabrication through our nationwide distribution network. As a company whose prerequisite is your satisfaction, we offer our cut-to-size and special colour services to make installation of your metal cladding systems quick and easy for all parties involved in the project. With the available option of an FR or A2 core Vitrabond is designed to make it simpler and more effective for you.

Sample Project

Triplets Marketing Suite / Chapel Down Gin

Silicone pointed VB7250 Sparkling Dark Grey Metallic behind Kingscross

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With the use of Vitrabond on many prestigious projects globally through our factories in Australia, North America and the United Kingdom, our products are chosen by architects and designers as the ideal composite façade. Please see the Vitrabond project gallery.

Why Vitrabond Aluminium Composite Panels?

Vitrabond Aluminium Composite Panels offer a wide range of advantages over similar products especially high pressure laminates. BENEFITS OF A VITRABOND FAÇADE:

ThicknessWeight (KG/m²)
FR COREA2 CORE
3mm5.8 N/A
4mm7.3 7.5kg
6mm10.3 N/A

Valcan panels are suitable for:

Cutting
Our panels can be cut with a wall-saw, circular saw, band saw or jigsaw on-site or through our distribution networks.
Drilling
Our composite panels can be drilled with centre point twist drills suitable for aluminium and plastics or machines common for metals. Drill material required: High-Speed Steel (HSS)
Gluing
Composite panels can be glued using metal adhesives and/or double sided VHB tape. There is low adhesion to the plastic core.
Punching
Composite panelling can be punched in the same way as solid aluminium sheeting using a range of dies and sharp tools. It is easy to cut various shapes, sizes and a slight roll down can occur.
Shearing
Using a commercial guillotine and padded blanking tools we can use panels can be cut effectively with shearing, also sometimes creating a slight roll down on the edge.
Roll Bending
Aluminium composite panelling can be roll bent to create exceptional building finishes. Using a roll bending machine with polished rollers allows you to create an aesthetically pleasing facade.
Contour Cutting
Our panels can be cut with jigsaws, copy routers, CNC machines and with water jets.
Routing and Folding
Our panelling range can be cold shaped meaning that you can create various shapes, styles and sizes. Grooves can be routered onto the back of each panel allowing you to create fold lines. When routing we leave a thin base line to allow for maximum fold strength. Panels can be folded along these grooves to create clean finishes.
Riveting
You can use solid or blind rivets with standard installation equipment to attach our panels to your chosen structural fixing.
You can bend our panels using a brake press or folding table. Bending radius is roughly ten times panel thickness. When bending use protective foils and be sure to test on sample panels (which we can provide).
Attaching Composite Panels
Composite panelling can be screwed using a variety of traditional wood or metal screws. When used outside make allowances for natural thermal expansion.