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System Description


3 or 5 mm porcelain panel

1mm fiberglass mesh with Epoxy

17  mm +/- honeycomb layer

1mm epoxy saturated fibre mesh backing called Pre-preg


Porcelain and Panels

Thickness:  Porcelain Panels are usually 3 or 5mm thick .  The sheet size depends on the manufacturer however they are commonly 1x3mtrs or 1.2x3.6mtrs.  The honeycomb thickness can be adjusted to reach the appropriate panel thickness, often 25mm.

Selection: Any porcelain panels are suitable for use on the system.

Panel Sizes: Maximum panel size is 60x140” (1524 x 3556mm). Panel sizes are limited by the porcelain slab size.  It is also possible to score the face of panels to make a large panel appear to be smaller by creating a false joint.  The exterior system measures 60 mm (2 3/8”) thick. (Panel is 25mm or 1”, brackets are 35mm or  1 3/8”).

Weights: panels weigh 3.7 lbs/sf, brackets weigh approx. 1.0 lb/sf (depending on frequency)



 The porcelain finish is determined by the porcelain manufacturer and is not altered by the application of the honeycomb system




Honeycomb is made of aluminum alloy is 6063 T6 mill finish.

Mounting brackets are anodized for exterior only and can be butt directly to stainless steel

Bracket spacing is 24-48”

There are three types of mounting brackets:


-interior S clip; continuous channel is installed on the wall and the mate is pre-installed onto the panel backing.


-exterior interlocking; continuous channel is mounted onto the building and the mate is pre-installed onto the panel backing.  This rail is also used as a starter rail for the Stacking/Progressive Clip System.  On panels taller than 48” the intermediate rail will be the interlocking bracket.   Non- sequential removal requires a minimum joint size of 14mm for one panel and 9mm if you can shift the panel above.  Tighter joints will not allow for sequential movement.  (Only the interlocking bracket will allow for individual panel removal)

-exterior Stacking/Progressive clip; the continuous bracket is pre-installed on the back of the panel and it has a protrusion which sets up the next bracket by screwing it back to the substrate.


Technical Data:


  • Air Infiltration ASTM E 283-04 <0.5L/s.m2 (<0.01 cfm/ft2)
  • Water Resistance ASTM 331-00 No Leakage
  • Uniform Load Deflection ASTM E 330-02 No Damage
  • Impact Missile Level D ASTM E 1996-05b No Penetration
  • Cyclic Performance ASTM E 1886-05 No Penetration
  • Surface Burning Characteristics ASTM E84-08a

o    Flame Spread Index (FSI) 10

o    Smoke Developed Index (SDI) 155



Length and Width  +\-1.6mm  (+/- 1/16”)

Diagonal Width  +\-1.6mm  (+/- 1/16”)

Panel Thickness  +\-1.6mm  (+/- 1/16”)

Panel Thickness Including Brackets +\-1.6mm  (+/- 1/16”)


Corners and returns highlights: 

Corners and returns are factory made to have a virtually invisible detail

Returns of 2-4” are standard.  Larger returns can be discussed on a case by case basis



Factory can work from:

AutoCAD Drawing File  .dwg

Drawing Exchange File  .dxt

REVIT Information File  .rvt

Adobe Acrobat Portable Documents Format (Vector)  .pdf

Any file format convertible/ usable in AutoCAD


Shop Drawings

Factory can mark panel layout on the provided electronic drawings

Installer is responsible to mark-up for site measurements

Factory will produce final shop drawings for architect approval

Factory will produce fabrication/cut tickets



Minimum joint size is 6mm,  9mm is more common and can accommodate caulking

Joints maybe be sealed or left open



LEED contribution is for Regional Credit, recycled content is minimal.  The panels might also qualify for sustainable (no wastage on site) and reusable points.