Alcan are the manufacturer of the well known Alucobond cladding material. Alucobond is exceptionally flat, light and has shaping characteristics best described as "origami in metal". The material consists of two 0.5mm outer aluminium skins bonded to a 3mm plastic or mineral core. The outer skin has a factory applied PVDF coating. In use since 1969, over 60,000,000 m2 of Alucobond has been used worldwide.