• Slide1

    ABOUT US

    Almaxco, with its headquarters in Singapore, has been manufacturing Aluminium Composite Panel Sheets since 1997. With exports to over 42 countries and 27 distributors across four continents, Almaxco is one of the leading global players in the Aluminium Composite Panel Industry.

  • Slide2

    ALMAXCO CONSTRUCTION

    & ARCHITECTURAL PANELS

    Almaxco ® Aluminium Composite Panels is widely used in various industries. Its superior flatness, strength and light weight make it an optimal solution for various applications.

  • Slide3

    DIGITAL PRINTING

    & SIGNAGE INDUSTRY

    Almaxco ® Signage/Digital Printing Panels are extremely lightweight, rigid and flat, providing creative designers with endless possibilities to express their ideas and achieve the optimal results.

  • Slide4

    VARIOUS SPECIALITY

    APPLICATIONS

    Furniture, Splash Backs, Room Dividers & Wall Partitions, Retractable Garage Doors, Marine & Transportation Industry, Tunnel Walls & many more.

Cleaning & Maintenanceof Almaxco Panel Sheets

For all Almaxco Panels Sheets to retain their color, gloss and aesthetic appeal, an approved and bona fide cleaning company must carry out regular cleaning and maintenance of the Panels.

Almaxco coated Panels are smooth and thus do not retain much dirt and soil on their surfaces, however if the Panels are not regularly cleaned and maintained, dirt and soil could build up on the Panels' surfaces. The durability and Warranty of the Panels could be affected, if the Panels are not regularly cleaned and maintained, due to a build up of dirt and soil, this could cause coating surface issues to

arise. This will also negatively impact the aesthetic look, color and gloss of the Panels.

The amount of dirt and soil, that can build up on a Panel surface depends on the environmental conditions in the location of the Project. Hence, cleaning and maintenance frequencies will depend on the local environmental conditions.

The Panels must be cleaned in accordance to the stated details below at least once a year, or more if the environmental conditions so require.

When the Panels on a project are due for their first cleaning and maintenance

process, the cleaning company must first carry out tests for compatibility between their proposed cleaning agent and the Panels. It is recommended that the testing is carried out on a spare Panel or on an inconspicuous area of the project panel's.

Once a cleaning agent is found to be compatible with the Panels, then this cleaning agent must always be used. If at any time the cleaning company wishes to change their cleaning agent, they must go through the same testing process as stated above.

cleaning 1

When cleaning the Panels, it must be ensured that the surface temperature of the Panels is always below 40°C at all times, so as to avoid any unforeseen issues with the Panels surfaces. As far as possible try to carry out the cleaning process in the shade and at moderate temperatures. Do not carry out any the cleaning process when it is raining, snowing or in similar conditions.

A forceful water rinse from top down is recommended, as an initial step of the cleaning process, followed by a low water volume with a moderate pressure for the remainder of the cleaning process.

The cleaning must be done with a uniform pressure and with a horizontal motion first, followed by a vertical motion from top to bottom of the Panel's coated surface.

It is essential that either a non abrasive grit free pad, soft grit free squeegee or soft lint-free cloth is used to clean or wipe the surface of the Panels, so as to prevent abrasions and scratches on the Panel's coated surface.

A mild cleaning agent such as IPA solution (Isopropyl Alcohol) with a neutral PH of 5-10% can be used for the removal of light and dirt soil.

For stubborn stains, such as those caused by sealant and caulking compounds, a mild solvent such as IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol), n-Hexane or Ethanol 46.7% is to be used. If a concentrated alcohol based cleaning agent is being used, it is required

that the cleaning agent's manufacturer's printed instructions are followed with regards to dilution and application.

It is recommended to start the cleaning from the top of the building, as opposed to the bottom of the building, so as to avoid any rundown and streaking of the water and cleaning agents on the panels that have already been cleaned.

After the soil and dirt has been removed, the Panels must immediately be rinsed with clean water and wiped with a soft non-abrasive cloth.

cleaning 2

WARNING!

Do not use any strong organic solvents or cleaning agents under any circumstances, such as MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone), MIBK (Methyl Iso Butyl Ketone), Triclene, Paint Thinner, household detergents or cleaning agents , strong alkali or strong acid based cleaning agents containing sodium carbonate, caustic soda, potassium hydroxide or similar, or any such strong abrasive and lacquer dissolving agents. All cleaning agents must have a neutral PH of 5-10% only.

The use of abrasive cloths, pads will damage the surface coating of the Panels coated surface.

While using any cleaning agents, caution should be taken at all times. It should be noted that many cleaning agents may be inflammable and dangerous, hence it is important to avoid any contact with fire or the use of lighters or the permitting of smoking around any cleaning agents. It should also be ensured that cleaning site is always adequately ventilated to prevent any explosions and inhalation, as vapors from such cleaning agents can build up in the cleaning site.

All cleaning materials must be disposed of properly. The Company shall bare no liability whatsoever for non-compliance with the warnings stated above and for the non-compliance with the local work safety laws and regulations in the respective countries by any parties whatsoever