StoneLite; Making Light Work of Explosive Situations
Ultra lightweight natural stone cladding panel, Weighs 95% less than solid 100 mm solid stone, Resists 60 times more impact than solid stone, Impervious to water penetration, Panel sizes up to 3.0 m x 1.5 m, Withstands 150kg TNT at 34 m distance
StoneLite is a tried and tested lightweight natural stone cladding system. It has been used throughout the world in all extremes of weather and seismic conditions. In addition to using UK quarried stone, we use stone quarried from several of the finest quarries from around the world, to bring you an extensive range of stones panels that are both beautiful, hard wearing and lightweight.
Developed over the last thirty seven years, StoneLite has been independently tested in countries throughout the World. As a result we have an extensive portfolio of major projects, in some of the most inhospitable climates imaginable.
Weighing only 16kg/m2, about the same as 6 mm glass, it weighs 80% less than solid 30 mm stone and 95% less than 100 mm limestone, enabling installation to progress 10-12 times faster than dimensional heavyweight stone. Tough and durable StoneLite panels have up to 60 times more impact resistance than 30 mm granite, and flexibility is enhanced to the point where the panels can be curved to an astonishing 4m radius, with many stones.
StoneLite panels are composite wall panels, made up of a revolutionary natural stone veneer, reinforced with an aluminium honeycomb backing. The stone veneer can be almost any stone, including granite, marble, limestone and sandstone.
We can now claim to have a natural stone cladding system, capable of withstanding a large explosive charge within 34 metres of it. After the explosion, the panels showed no sign of damage. To see a video of this test follow the link: http://stonepanelstests.com/ The stone panels absorbed the blast by deflecting up to to 75 mm during the rapid positive and negative pressures caused by the explosion. No other stone cladding in the world can claim to be capable of this. The tests were carried out, to show the capabilities of Stone Panels to the U.S. General Services Agency (the department in charge of government buildings). The panels passed the test, which is twice the level of performance required by the agency.
The StoneLite can now be used on non military U.S. buildings throughout the world where a risk of explosion is considered high. These risks are no longer limited to the United States and countries with military conflicts More and more buildings are considered targets throughout the world, and Stone Panels are one of very few material producers who can offer this degree of protection.
Having been subjected to and passed numerous independent severe structural tests following accelerated ageing, large scale fire tests and large missile impact tests, it is approved for buildings of unlimited height in most countries around the world. It has both BBA Agrement approval and Avis Technique certification.
For more information on StoneLite visit www.stonepanels.com
Brick-Work UK Limited