Composite Wall Panels & Cladding
Stone Panels, Inc. originated, developed, pioneered and expanded a unique manufacturing process that established the company as the global leader in lightweight natural stone panels.
The Stonelite® brand is internationally recognized as the state-of-the-art wall cladding system incorporating the natural beauty of granite, marble, travertine, slate and limestone with aircraft quality aluminum reinforcing. StoneLite® panel systems provide enhanced durability, unparalleled impact resistance, water impenetrability, significant weight reduction and lower project costs. As such, over the past 36 years, StoneLite® has become the wall cladding product of choice by many discriminating architects, engineers, interior designers and end users throughout the world.
Headquartered in Coppell, Texas, Stone Panels, Inc. occupies a 167,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Sales, technical consulting, engineering and project management for North, Central and South America are executed from SPI Headquarters while key distributors located throughout the world perform international sales and support.
Combining the aerospace technology of aluminum honeycomb with the timeless beauty of natural granite, marble and limestone, StoneLite® can be used for a wide variety of applications including those typically considered weight or cost-prohibitive. They have been used extensively in exterior, interior, renovation, elevator, and specialty applications.
Tough, durable StoneLite® panels offer fantastic impact resistance and flexural strength provided by our patented manufacturing process. They can resist up to 60 times more impact than solid 3 cm thick granite. These panels can be flexed making them ideal for seismic locations. Our aluminum honeycomb-reinforced panels keep the beauty of natural stone and eliminate its fragile, brittle properties.
StoneLite® is impervious to water penetration, even with open structured stones such as travertine, Indiana limestone and French limestone. The fiber-reinforced epoxy skin, directly behind the stone, provides a waterproof barrier, thereby eliminating the need for a secondary layer of protection.
StoneLite® has been subjected to, and has passed numerous severe structural tests following accelerated aging and large-scale fire tests. Minimal strength loss was experienced following freeze-thaw cycling while immersed in a 4 pH sulfuric acid solution. Resisting large missile impact and 1,342 repetitions of simulated dynamic hurricane loading are testimonials to the strength of this lightweight natural stone panel.
StoneLite® panels have over four decades of proven performance on the exterior of buildings throughout the world. After many years of exposure to many different environments and being subjected to extreme heat, bitter cold, earthquakes and hurricanes, the panels not only retain their natural beauty but remain durable and continue to perform.
StoneLite® interior stone panels showcase the natural beauty of stone but eliminate its fragile, brittle, and variable properties. StoneLite® interior stone panels are ideal for overhead applications. Weighing only 3.3 lbs. per sq. ft. StoneLite® panels are easily supported by common ceiling framing and can be quickly installed with no special lifting equipment required.
StoneLite® natural stone panels are a great exterior cladding option for high end multi-family residences. StoneLite® panels are not only an attractive and affordable alternative to dimensional stone but they allow the architect's vision to be realized without the cumbersome difficulties associated with other cladding options. Their lightweight characteristics are ideal for architectural features such as cornices, fins, and cantilevered structures.
StoneLite® is a natural stone composite panel comprised of a thin stone veneer and an aluminum honeycomb backing bonded between impervious, high-strength, fiber-reinforced skin. Our StoneLite® panels may be produced from almost any natural stone; including limestone, granite, sandstone, and slate. Our natural stone panels are the perfect choice for exterior, interior, and renovation applications.
StoneLite® panels are a natural fit for retail construction as they meet the demand of quick installation and the natural stone veneer exemplifies the high quality image that retailers require. Retail projects also require durable materials to endure the abuse that comes with a high volume of traffic. Tough, durable StoneLite® panels offer fantastic impact resistance and flexural strength provided by our patented manufacturing process. They can resist up to 60 times more impact than solid 3 cm solid granite.
StoneLite® natural stone composite panels are an ideal solution for renovations due to their lightweight adherent capabilities, quick installation time, and may be installed over other materials reducing demolition and haul off costs. The incorporation of natural stone panels into a building's renovation immediately adds value and the installation process does not require tenants to be displaced.
panels can be produced from almost any stone provided that slabs are available in large enough sizes.
StoneLite® panels can be produced from almost any stone provided that slabs are available in large enough sizes.
Last Update: 2021-06-03