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Soterra Thin Panels
Wanlong Stone has acquired the patents on a revolutionary process to manufacture 3-6 mm natural stone veneer products. Many types of backings are incorporated into this process; each has a different purpose and performance ability to meet a variety of specific needs in the surfacing industry. The manufacturing of lightweight Stone Veneer panels is a highly specialized process and opens up considerable opportunities for the use of natural stone.
The lightweight Thin Panels were initially developed for markets where the weight of traditional 2cm product prohibited the use of stone. Initial applications included cruise ships and yachts, aircraft, recreational vehicles and elevators.
TZ1: Fiberglass Backing
The 7mm Natural Stone Veneer is joined to a 1mm Fiberglass backing.
TZ2: Aluminum Backing
A 2mm layer of Reinforced Aluminum Bottom Laminate backs the 5mm Natural Stone veneer, with a 1mm Reinforced Plastic Ply Laminate between them.
TZ3: Honeycomb Backing
The Aluminum Honeycomb backed product allows minimal stone thickness and weight without compromising the strength and is used for lightweight applications. Two layers of Reinforced Aluminum Laminate surround an Aluminim Honeycomb Core, bound to the Natural Stone Veneer.
The Ceramic Backed Stone Tile is an innovative method of using softer stones such as Marble and Limestone to provide larger sized wall and floor tiles. Some granites may be used as well. This allows for up to 30" square tiles that are 1Ú2" thick, lightweight and can be installed using normal thin set mud.
The TechnaCore backing is a patented core product used in a variety of configurations for Soterra products including TechnaClad, pre-tiled panels and countertops
The Alumi-Clad Panel has an aluminum honeycomb core sandwiched between an aluminum sheet and banded with an aluminum slotted shell. This technology creates an extremely strong lightweight stone panel ideal for cladding applications.