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FAQ: Dibond Aluminium Composite

Dibond Aluminium Composite panels (ACM) can also go by the trade name Alucobond, Hylite, Reynobond and Alupanel. It is formed with two thin sheets of aluminium enclosing a polyethene core. The material is widely used with both commercial and private customers.

Can it be used internally and externally?

Yes, Dibond has the correct properties to be ideal for both internal and external use.

What can it be used for?

It is widely used for semi-permanent external signage such as Hoarding Boards, as it is rustproof, waterproof and can be printed on. Additionally, its high-quality finish, lightweight nature and printing abilities make it a popular choice for creative displays. Kitchen splashbacks are also commonly made using ACM.

Key Feautures Of Dibond?

  • Lightweight
  • Weather-resistant – applicable with temperatures between -50°C and +80°C
  • Suitable for long term external applications
  • Extremely strong
  • Easy to handle
  • Non-corrosive and resistant to physical damage

Can You Print On Dibond?

Dibond has an extremely flat surface and is great for printing high-quality graphics or text. It also has the ability to have print on both sides.

Is Dibond Easy To Fabricate?

With the correct tools and instructions, Dibond can be easily bent, cut and polished.

Is Dibond Fire Rated?

The Dibond material is BS 476 Part 7 Class 1 Fire Rating meaning it is highly resistant to fire and does not burn quickly.

How do you clean the material?

They are super easy to clean with just warm soapy water.

What is the difference between Brushed Aluminium and Aluminium?

Brushed Aluminium Dibond has one side the it is matt and the other side glass.

Can it be painted on?

Dibond is an extremely popular material with artists and is an especially good canvas for oil painting. With the material being extremely flat and smooth it provides an excellent surface for oil paint.

Can it be recycled?

Our Dibond Aluminium Composite panel is the only display grade ACM to be b

What colours and finishes are available?

At Cut Plastic Sheeting we offer a number of ACM colours and finishes including standard black, white and various colours. These options are glossy on one side and have a matt surface on the other. Additionally, there are multiple colour options with a brushed finish effect.

We also have access to almost any grade or brand of Aluminium Composite Panel on the market. If you require a specific product not listed on our website and wish to order by the full sheet, please email [email protected] or phone our sales team on 01752 917434.

Our 3mm Dibond Aluminium Composite Panel can be cut to any size and shape. If you are in need of multiple sheets, please contact the sales team who can inform you of any volume discount available.

For more information on Acrylic, Perspex, MDF, Dibond and Polycarbonate please visit our Guide and Blog sections of the website.


Cut Plastic Sheeting are based on the south Coast in Ivybridge, Devon UK. We have a full manufacturing facility which enables us to offer Cut To Size Acrylic as well as Cut To Size MDF. Shop our full range of products, including our Clear Acrylic, coloured acrylic and more recent MDF Wood Sheet ranges.


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