What is a Dibond Board?

Dibond is a brand name for a type of aluminum composite material (ACM) used as a substrate for printing and signage. The name “Dibond” is often used generically to refer to aluminum composite panels made by various manufacturers. Dibond consists of a rigid polyethylene core sandwiched between two thin layers of aluminum. The result is a lightweight, yet sturdy material that is commonly used for a variety of applications, including signage, displays, and architectural elements.

Dibond is widely used in the sign-making industry and is preferred for its combination of strength, durability, and printability. It is available in various thicknesses, and the choice of thickness depends on the specific requirements of the application.

Here are some of the key characteristics and uses of Dibond board:

Dibond consists of a polyethylene core that provides rigidity and strength, sandwiched between two aluminum sheets. This composite structure combines the lightweight properties of the core with the durability and stability of aluminum.

 The aluminum surfaces of Dibond are coated or treated to provide a smooth and printable surface. This allows for the application of various printing methods, including direct printing or the mounting of vinyl graphics.

Dibond is known for its durability and resistance to weathering. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications and can withstand exposure to the elements without significant deterioration.

Despite its sturdy construction, Dibond is relatively lightweight, making it easy to handle, transport, and install. This is advantageous in applications where weight is a consideration.

Dibond is a versatile material used for a wide range of applications, including signs, displays, exhibition graphics, architectural elements, and more.

Dibond panels can be easily cut and shaped to meet specific design requirements. They can also be drilled or routed to accommodate various mounting methods.

The aluminum surface provides a professional and modern appearance. Dibond is often chosen for applications where aesthetics are important.

The aluminum layers in Dibond provide resistance to corrosion, making it suitable for outdoor use where exposure to moisture is a concern.

Dibond exhibits good thermal stability, meaning it can maintain its structural integrity over a range of temperatures.