The Impact of Thermal Conductivity on Building Enclosure Durability

When choosing building materials, do you factor in the climate? Does it get really cold? Really hot? Frequent rain storms? Or snow storms? Analyzing the climatic conditions is important when specifying certain building materials. 

Class A Office Projects


Written By: Mike Mantione, Architectural Building Products, NY

To keep up with increased competition from new Class A office projects and to reposition themselves for today’s workforce, it is essential for owners to find value-added solutions for their outdated commercial office assets.

Large Missile Impact Test on Omega-Lite ACM Panels in a Dry Seal System

Laminators Incorporated hurricane-tested their Omega-Lite ACM panels in their Dry Seal installation system.
This video shows testing done for Large Missile Impact during a hurricane, which is one of the tests Miami-Dade County requires to obtain a Notice of Acceptance (NOA).
Watch the video here!

Mounting Prints on Aluminum Composite Panels

Mark Segal of Mark D. Segal Photography came up with a brilliant idea of mounting one of his beautiful prints to our Omega-Bond solid core aluminum composite panel.  The results are stunning!

Photo Credit: SML Graphic Solutions Inc. and Mark D. Segal Photography

ACM Panels vs Flat Sheet Aluminum

When it comes to consistency and precision, aluminum composite materials are among the best metal construction products the industry has to offer. ACM panels are flat when manufactured and stay flat even after installation. There is no "oil canning" or wrinkling because the skins are bonded to the core under tension, which produces a balanced panel.

Oil Canning in Metal Roof and Metal Wall Systems

Ever wonder what causes oil canning and how it can be minimized? Oil canning in metal is usually seen as waviness or buckling across the flat areas of sheet metal panels. Purely an aesthetic concern, oil canning doesn’t normally affect the building’s structural integrity. This inherent problem is typically caused by uneven stresses at the fastening points. While oil canning cannot be totally eliminated, it can be minimized by panel design, material handling and, most importantly, the installation process.