Norwegian façade-panel manufacturer Steni today announced that its popular Steni Colour stone-composite façade panels are now available in the North American commercial construction market, according to Steni Export Director Adrian Pye.
“Steni Colour is an award-winning façade product that we know will be successful in the North American market,” Pye said. “Its design versatility alone is a major asset, but its durability and sustainable attributes are equally appealing.”
With Steni Colour, an architect or building envelope consultant can choose from 60 standard colors and three gloss levels (matte, semi-matte, or high-gloss), or select almost any custom color based on NCS or RAL, which enables a structure’s envelope to represent its owners brand and/or design aesthetic in limitless ways.
The panels are installed as ventilated cladding and can be installed at any time of year, regardless of temperature or weather conditions. Steni façade panels are diffusion-resistant, which means that they can remain submerged in water.
Steni minimizes the environmental impact of its products and processes - locally and globally. The panels offer a long service life and contain no toxic or non-sustainable materials and require very little maintenance. Pre-drilled and pre-cut facade panels can be delivered directly to a construction site to save time and labor costs for the contractor. The extreme format flexibility enables architects to experiment with myriad set-up options.
Steni Colour panels can be cleaned with most conventional hard-surface cleansers, and graffiti is easy to remove. Other advantages include:
· Easy installation
· Pre-cut formats
· Low-cost durability
· 60-year warranty
· Reduced carbon footprint
· Easy cleaning
· Impact resistance
· Frost and water impermeability
Steni products have a small carbon footprint, typically producing 14 to 17 kg CO2/m2. A life-cycle analysis has been conducted for Steni façade panels, which has determined that all have an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) in accordance with ISO 14025/ISO 21930/EN15804/. The calculation has been performed and verified by a third party, SINTEF. EPD documents have been approved by EPD Norway and Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU).