The Ultimate ACM

Quality meets design 

The high-quality, decorative surfaces of DIBOND BUTLERFINISH brushed metals are the material of choice for applications such as product & furniture design, shop-fitting, and interior & store design. The aesthetically brushed finish combined with the excellent processing properties of DIBOND lends it as an ideal solution for a wide range of design applications.

Material Composition

DIBOND BUTLERFINISH brushed metals are comprised of sheets of .012” aluminum with a specially embossed brushed effect and coated with a clear lacquer, bonded to a solid polyethylene core. Manufactured by 3A Composites GmbH.

Advantages with DIBOND® BUTLERFINISH® Brushed Metals

  • Specialized manufacturing process creates an embossed, brushed aesthetic
  • High-quality brushed effect is perfect for store design, furniture construction, high-end store displays as well as signage
  • Extremely unique results when digitally or screen printed
  • Excellent flatness and rigidity
  • Provides excellent durability in outdoor applications
  • Approximately one half the weight of a solid aluminum sheet
  • Can be routed and returned to add dimension or roll-formed to deliver sweeping curves
  • Self-extinguishing; Class A fire rating (ASTM E-84)
  • UL 94V-0

Recommended Applications

Below are some of the more common applications for which DIBOND® BUTLERFINISH® Brushed Metals provides a solution. While these are frequent uses for our material, we love to see the unique applications designers & artists come up with!

  • POP / POS Displays Medium-term application life
  • Exhibits & Kiosks Long-term application life
  • Interior Signage & Displays Long-term application life
  • Exterior Signage & Displays Long-term application life
  • Store & Interior Design Long-term application life
  • Framing Long-term application life
  • Promotional Campaigns Long-term application life
  • 3-Dimensional Displays Long-term application life
  • Furniture Design Long-term application life
  • Shop-Fitting Long-term application life
  • Retail Fixtures Long-term application life
  • Shelving & Storage Components Long-term application life
  • Dimensional Letters Long-term application life

Recommended Fabrication Methods

Thanks to over 40 years of manufacturing experience, we are able to provide general fabrication guidelines and best practices that have been successful with our materials.”

  • Mounting Cold mount techniques only
  • Repositioning Vinyl
  • Digital Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Painting
  • Saw Cutting
  • Routing
  • Die Cut/Punch Punch press die set is required; not a steel rule die
  • Forming Curves

Gauges, Colors & Sheet Sizes

Gauges and Colors Stock Sheet Sizes
3mm - BUTLERFINISH / Aluminum Metallic 49.2” x 98.4”
3mm - BUTLERFINISH Copper / White Matte 49.2” x 98.4”
3mm - BUTLERFINISH Steel / White Matte 49.2” x 98.4”


3A Product Brochure

3A Product Brochure

Product Sheet - DIBOND® & E-PANEL™

Product Sheet - DIBOND® & E-PANEL™

PDF 10/20/2019 
Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidelines - SINTRA®, DIBOND® & LUMEX® G

Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidelines - SINTRA®, DIBOND® & LUMEX® G

3A Composites Product Master (Monster Guide)

3A Composites Product Master (Monster Guide)

PDF 02/13/2018 
Fabrication Guide - DIBOND®

Fabrication Guide - DIBOND®

PDF 10/20/2019 


Graphic Display USA: Corporate Image Branding From the Inside Out

Graphic Display USA: Corporate Image Branding From the Inside Out

At 3A Composites USA, we recognize that corporate identity is essential to communicating and developing a brand image. As the industry leader for both interior rigid substrates and exterior cladding, our vast versatile product lines are the materials of choice for corporate identity.  


Case Histories

Architects Rejuvenate Cultural Services Center by Upcycling 200 DIBOND® Panels In Creative Installation

© Andrea Zanchi The Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara is a cultural services center situated in the northern mountains of Italy, in the province of Trento. The Center offers cultural arts events to the public, such as musical and theatrical performances, and historical installations as well as meeting and event spaces. Along with the Center's two theaters, an adjoining urban park links different parts of the city attracting people of all ages and cultures. Unfortunately, part of the Centro Servizi has been uninhabited for ages and in a severe state of disrepair despite the fact that it is partially protected by "Sovrintendenza dei Beni architettonici", a cultural heritage committee. Except for graffiti of a modest artistic level, there are offensive and xenophobic writings on the walls, evidence not only of urban but also civil decay. Local architects Elisa Burnazzi and Davide Feltrin, co-owners of Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti, have rejuvenated the entry way to the Centro Servizi by upcycling approximately 200 DIBOND® panels recovered from billboards used to advertise past performances at the Centro Servizi.