You may recall reading in the press about a recent fire in a Docklands’ apartment block. The fire spread rapidly and was reportedly due in part to the "combustible material located within the wall structure.”

Thankfully no one was hurt in the blaze, but what concerns us most is that architects and project managers across Australia are still being sold these untested and often sub-standard, aluminium composite panel materials.

Nu-core® were one of the world’s first producers of A2 fire rated aluminium composite panels – the highest rating you can achieve in aluminium and metal composite materials. Nu-core®does not ignite and has the lowest heat spread compared to any Aluminium composite panel on the market.

Their production line is roughly three times longer then conventional lines, and it is only one of two factories producing this kind of high-grade material.

For those in the industry who consider building safety a number one priority, here’s why Nu-core®A2FR should be their preferred choice.

It offers:


CodeMark Certified (Certificate of Conformity) BCA of use as external and internal cladding

Highest Group 1 fire rating, as awarded by CSIRO Australia AS3837

Fire classification as A2.s1.d0 by Intertek Singapore EN13501.1.

Significantly less fire risk

In comparison to a typical fire rated composite panel, which incorporates between 50% of non-combustible materials.

Nu-core®A2FR has up to 90% non-combustible mineral filler.

Better product choice

It comes in an unlimited range of colours and finishes including aluminum, stainless steel, brushed/mirror or coloured mirror, Ti Zinc, Copper and other robust metals.

If you’re an architect, façade engineer, or building owner, and you intend to use aluminium or metal composite panelling on your next project, go for the safest choice with an A2 fire rating. With the widest choice in finishes.

Affordability is critical to meet budgets. Nu-core® can be purchased DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY