While recent high-rise fires both in Australia and abroad have severely dimmed the reputation of aluminium composite panels, the building products can still be used safely as long as consumers remain well apprised of what to look out for.

Ever since an official investigation concluded that aluminium composite panels (ACPs) were a key factor behind the blaze which broke out at the Lacrosse apartment complex in Melbourne’s Docklands district toward the end of 2014, the highly popular building product has become a frequent object of negative attention within the Australian media…