Laminators Passed NFPA 285 for Dry Seal Installation
Laminators Incorporated announces that its Omega-Lite aluminum
composite panel was recently tested and passed the
requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285
Standard using their Dry Seal Installation System.
This is the second Laminators' installation system, along with the
1-Piece, Tight-Fit, that has received approval for multi-story
The Fire Technology Department of the Southwest Research Institute
(SwRI), located in San Antonio, Texas conducted an ISMA fire
performance evaluation on Omega-Lite installed with Laminators' Dry
Seal installation system with 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 wall assemblies/panels of
buildings that are required to be of non-combustible construction.
It is intended to simulate the tested wall assemblies' fire
performance. Omega-Lite successfully passed the test.