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Category: Testing

StoneLite® Panels Successfully Pass NFPA 285 Standard for an Open Joint System

Stone Panels is pleased to announce that our StoneLite® product has been tested and approved to the 2012 NFPA 285 fire standard for an open joint (rainscreen) system.  Testing was performed at an accredited facility on June 19th, 2014 to the National Fire Protection Association 285, Standard Fire Test for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior […] Read More

The Importance of Testing in the Stone Cladding Industry

Certification through independent testing along with intense internal testing is one of Stone Panel International’s most significant points of differentiation. Why is testing so important?  Architects, engineers and general contractors need to be confident the exterior wall cladding system will perform under all conditions and in all climates. Stone Panels has invested well over $2 […] Read More

StoneLite® Panels Stand Up to Toughest Natural Disasters

The recent damage to commercial buildings from Hurricane Sandy highlights the need for exterior façade that will perform under the harshest weather conditions. Some sources say as many as one third of lower Manhattan’s commercial buildings were damaged.  Building owners will need to implement building solutions with a focus on more resilient exterior renovations that have a […] Read More