Architectural Record - Image Gallery
Walls & Wall Coverings
More than 35 registered sculpted patterns are fabricated through computer-aided router and wood-carving machinery. Approximately half of the orders are fabricated and shipped in their raw MDF state to be primed and painted at the job site, while the other half are fabricated by applying one of 21 options of 3D laminate in a proprietary manner. The 12-mil-thick, 3D laminates are an applied rigid thermofoil (RTF) from Omnova Solutions that can be membrane- or vacuum-pressed to countered surface profiles. According to Panelmax C.E.O. Bill Williams, “this provides a higher level of durability than standard RTF.” He adds that the panels bring value to flat surfaces that previously had “little or no value attached to them.”

The panels satisfy requirements for CARB Phase II ceilings and qualify for LEED certification credit in recycled content and low-emitting materials. The standard panels meet the standard for Class III Flame Spread Index; a flame-retardant that is certified Class I is available for the panel. [cont.]

[Reader Service: September 2009 #200]