Aluminium outer corner profiles for 8mm panels
Suitable for outdoor use ✓ Solid aluminium ✓ Corrosion resistant ✓
Our external corner profiles for panels with a thickness of 8mm are available in standard lengths of 1000mm or 2000mm at favourable graduated prices. The profiles are made of solid, anodised aluminium and have smooth surfaces. The inner clamping area of the right-angled corner profile is max. 8.5mm. This ensures that panels with a thickness of 8.0mm plus the thickness tolerance of the panel material used can be inserted into the profile. This tolerance varies depending on the material of the desired panels and can also be more or less pronounced with HPL depending on the manufacturer and design. The profile width of the surface visible after installation is 17mm on the outside in both directions. The rear side, on the other hand, is considerably wider with a width of 35.0 mm on each side to provide sufficient surface area for gluing or screwing the panels to the mounting surface. In addition to the selected length, the overall dimensions of the profile are 45.5mm for width and depth. The torsional rigidity of the corner profile is very high thanks to solid aluminium, despite the low thickness of only one millimetre. This enables a stable, durable construction with an inconspicuous, discreet transition from the facade panel to the profile.
Our outdoor corner profiles have an angle of 90 degrees and are often also referred to as angle profiles. The anodised aluminium profiles are corrosion-resistant and weatherproof and can therefore also be used for permanent outdoor use. This property is particularly relevant in the construction of facade cladding, where, for example, HPL sheets are used as cladding material to clad an external facade over an external corner without visible cut edges.
NOTE: The corner profiles are mounted by plugging them onto the panel edges. For a permanently secure hold, they should also be glued or screwed in place.
Scope of delivery:
- 1 x corner profile made of aluminium 8mm in 1000mm or 2000mm length
TIP: A small hand saw is sufficient to cut the corner profiles to the standard length of 2000mm or 1000mm. However, clean cuts, especially mitre cuts, can be achieved with a cross-cut and mitre saw for metal.
Properties of the 8mm aluminium corner profile for external corners
In order to be able to use the 8mm corner profiles for outdoor use without hesitation, they are protected from corrosion by environmental and weather influences using the anodising process. In this process, an oxidic protective layer is created on the surfaces by anodic oxidation. Aluminium that is refined using this process is also referred to as anodised aluminium or anodised aluminium. A durable, maintenance-free construction with aluminium profiles makes a lot of sense, especially for permanent use in corner connections of facade cladding with HPL panels or fibre cement panels, in order to minimise the costs for building maintenance and renovation as much as possible.
The corner profiles have a low thickness of 1mm and are therefore very easy to process. Despite this low thickness, the profiles made of solid aluminium have a very high inherent rigidity, so that the stability can be significantly improved even with plastic panels that are less resistant to bending. Especially with brittle plastics that can break when bent, reinforcement with corner profiles can significantly increase the longevity of the panels. This is a notable advantage, for example, in the case of viewing boxes and partition walls made of transparent acrylic glass, so that free-standing virus protection walls can be achieved in larger formats that are arranged over a right angle. In addition, cut edges are often sharp-edged due to saw cuts, so that covering with aluminium profiles can reduce the risk of injury from cuts on the saw-rough edges.
Technical data of the 8mm aluminium corner profile
- Material: Aluminium anodised
- Alloy: AlMgSi 0.5 according to EN-573-3
- Surface: Silver anodised
- Colour: Aluminium silver
- Profile shape: Outside corner profile
- Profile angle: 90°
- Clamping range (max): 8.5mm
- Profile thickness: 1.0mm
- Viewing width: 17.0mm
- Profile width: 45.5mm
- Mounting surface: 35.0mm
- UV resistance: Excellent
- Weather resistance: Excellent
- Corrosion resistance: Excellent
Application and assembly of the aluminium corner profiles
The aluminium corner profiles with a clamping range of 8 mm are very often used to visually enhance facade cladding with HPL panels. HPL panels have a dark core that is particularly visible at the cut edges of the external corners of a facade cladding and can be covered with the external corner profiles. To ensure that they can be used outdoors without hesitation, our aluminium profiles are all made of anodised aluminium, which is characterised by outstanding corrosion resistance so that the attractive appearance is not impaired by the effects of the weather.
However, aluminium profiles have another decisive advantage apart from their optical use. Due to thermal expansion, facade panels are always mounted at a certain distance from each other. However, this gap represents a cold or thermal bridge and can be closed with aluminium profiles. Especially with additional thermal insulation installed behind the facade panels, the energy efficiency of the building can be significantly improved. The penetration of moisture behind the facade cladding, e.g. due to rain or when cleaning the facade panels, is also significantly reduced. In the case of a substructure made of wood, the risk of rotting of the wooden beams is thereby reduced many times over, so that aluminium profiles also contribute to a reduction in costs for maintenance and renovation work.
The 8mm angle profiles can also be used excellently indoors. The profiles, which are mainly used for visual purposes, are particularly suitable for connecting panels at right angles where the stability is not sufficient due to the thickness of only 8 mm. This can be the case, for example, when separating workplaces in offices or sanitary facilities in gastronomy, where decorative panels made of HPL or veneered wood are used. The aluminium profiles are also excellent for erecting privacy screens on balconies and terraces or transparent protective devices in industry or sales areas.
NOTE: The aluminium corner profiles are also available for panels with a thickness of 6mm in lengths of 1000mm and 2000mm at favourable prices. For end edges, we also have U-profiles for panels in thicknesses of 8mm and 6mm in our online shop. For flat connections of panels, H-profiles with a clamping range of 8mm or 6mm are also available.
- Anodised aluminium corner profiles are suitable for corner joints in furniture construction
- Corner profiles visually enhance the overall appearance of exterior cladding with HPL panels
- Coarse cut edges of veneered wood or HPL can be concealed with aluminium profiles
- Cold bridges of insulated facade cladding can be reduced with aluminium profiles
- Aluminium corner profiles increase the bending stiffness of screen walls arranged at right angles
The angle profiles can be fixed in different ways. Especially for constructions where thermal expansion cannot be neglected, as is the case with facade cladding with HPL panels, bonding with a permanently elastic assembly adhesive is common practice. For this purpose, we offer UV- and weather-resistant MS polymers in various colours in our online shop, which are characterised by a very high initial adhesion with enormous adhesive strength. For easy application, our profiles are provided with a recess on the mounting surfaces, which not only helps to ensure that the adhesive and sealant can be applied in a straight line, but also causes an improved hold after the mounting adhesive has cured.
If aluminium profiles are used to build partition walls or in furniture construction, screwing is a common fastening method. However, our corner profiles are not pre-drilled, so holes have to be drilled in the wide mounting surface beforehand when screwing. However, aluminium can be drilled very easily with a cordless screwdriver and metal drills. When choosing the drill bit, pay attention to the size of the screw thread and ideally drill along the groove to ensure sufficient distance to the edge of the panel. If the holes are made too close to the edge of the panel, this can result in the panels breaking away towards the edge. You should also pay attention to the thread length when choosing screws. This should be less than 8 mm so that the panel is not screwed through. Additional gluing with an assembly adhesive that adheres equally to aluminium and most plastics, as well as to wood, can contribute to a better hold with increased stability of the rectangular construction.