For over 50 years, 3A Composites has developed advanced technologies and combined lightweight materials into a unique and broad range of composite materials.
Today, we are the global leader in most of the markets we serve. We offer a variety of category leading brands for the display and graphic arts, construction, wind energy, marine and other transportation markets such as public transport in rail and road, and passenger cars as well as other industrial sectors. Our customers range from boat builders and wind turbine manufacturers to large building contractors and specialized distributors in visual communication
3A Composites offers many products including aluminum composite panels, plastic foam sheets (PVC) and lightweight foam boards (PUR, PS) for signage, POS/POP, exhibition stands, shop fitting, direct digital printing and more. Just some of the brands 3A Composites offers are Omni-Flute™ fluted polypropylene, Fome-Cor® Board paper-faced foam board, Sintra® PVC board, Gatorfoam® heavy-duty foam board, and Dibond® (ACM) aluminum composite material.
Care and Conserve
Recent sustainability or “green” initiatives bring focus to a company’s entire supply chain from raw materials to disposal.
Adhesives Used with Dibond® Material
One of the display features in great demand is the ability to attach Dibond® material to a substrate without having exposed fasteners. The vast majority of this type connection is done using adhesives.
Die Cutting GatorLite® Material
GatorLite® in the 3/16” thickness can be Die Cut. However, it may also be cut satisfactorily with hand tools or other specialty tools.
Die Cutting Fome-Cor® Material
One of the most common applications for the Fome-Cor® products is die cutting.
Die Cutting Foam-X Recovery Material
One of the most common applications for the Foam-X® Recovery product is die cutting.
Post Paint Compatibility of Dibond®
On many projects that involve Dibond® material, a small quantity of "custom color" panels is often required. It is often not practical to obtain the "custom color" from the factory and post painting is necessary.
Dibond® Butler Finish Screen Print Inks
Screen-printing is a common method of decorating the brushed aluminum surface of Butler Finish Dibond® material.
Fire Characteristics of Dibond Material
It is necessary to know the fire characteristics of materials when they are used in applications where there may be stringent rules on how the materials behave when exposed to sources of combustion.
Dibond® Deflection Data
Deflections of Dibond® material under load are demonstrated by the amount of spacing between supports across the short dimension of the panel in comparison to the panel deflection.
Dibond® for Workzone Safety Signage
New criteria went into effect in October 2000 and requires work zone safety signage to be tested in a full scale vehicle crash.