Clip & Caulk Installation Passes National Fire Protection Association 285 Standard
HATFIELD, Pa. — Laminators Incorporated announced that its Omega-Lite® aluminum composite panel installed in its Clip & Caulk installation system was recently tested and passed the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285 Standard. Laminators’ 1-Piece, Tight-Fit; Dry Seal; and Rout & Return installation systems have also passed the NFPA 285 test, making this the company’s fourth installation system that meets this approval.
Architectural Testing Inc. located in York, Pa., conducted a fire performance evaluation on Omega-Lite installed with Laminators’ Clip & Caulk installation system using type “X” gypsum and steel construction, and concluded the wall assembly utilizing Omega-Lite met the acceptance criteria stated in the NFPA 285 standard.
The NFPA 285 test provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels. The test is intended to evaluate the inclusion of combustible components within the wall assembly and simulate the tested wall assembly’s fire performance. Omega-Lite successfully passed the test without altering the product or standard installation method.
“It’s a very cost-effective, yet attractive finish,” said Shawn Crouthamel, National Sales Manager at Laminators Incorporated. “With the ability to color-match panels, caulk and flashing, Clip & Caulk looks great in combination with masonry, glass, one-piece or two-piece extruded molding systems or by itself in a stand-alone application.”
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